The Innovation Forum - Leaders Conference is a C-level conference gathering top leaders from industry, academia and government and mixing them with early stage ventures investors and researchers. The conference is now in it's third year and previous editions brought together over 700 delegates, stimulated thousands of conversations and catalysed numerous partnerships for the next generation of innovative technology.

The conference is centered on innovation in deep technology industries, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical, biotechnology and clean-tech sectors.

“I was blown away! I am so impressed that there are so many good companies now. ”

Dr. Hermann Hauser
Partner, Amadeus Capital

x 600 Attendees

x 60 Leading industry, academic and government speakers

1 Industry : 1 Academia


The Innovation Leaders Conference (ILC) will be held at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

How to get here

By rail

Trains run regularly to Cambridge from both London King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street. Cambridge is around 50 minutes by train from London King’s Cross station using the non-stop ‘Cambridge Express’ service (which runs twice an hour). Trains from London Liverpool Street station take slightly longer. If you are coming from the North, it is advisable to change at Peterborough. The Eurostar service from Paris takes just over two hours and arrives into central London at St Pancras International station, which is just across the road from King’s Cross and the direct train service to Cambridge. The West Road Concert Hall is a 10-15 minute taxi ride from the rail station and taxis can be found outside the station entrance.

By air

Cambridge can be reached by car from the following airports:

  • 40 minutes from London Stansted Airport
  • 1 hour 5 minutes from London Luton Airport
  • 1 hour 45 minutes from London Gatwick Airport
  • 1 hour 30 minutes from London Heathrow Airport

There is an hourly direct train from Stansted to Cambridge which takes around 35 minutes. Alternatively National Express have coaches making regular trips from all four London airports to Cambridge.

By road

From the south, leave the M11 at Junction 12 onto the A603. Follow the A603 (Barton Road) into Cambridge for approximately 1.5 miles into Cambridge. Turn left into Grange Road, then tale the 3rd right opposite Rugby Club onto West Road. The West Road Concert Hall is on the right-hand side. 

From the north, leave the A1 at the A14 (Junction 14). Continue on the M11, and exit at Junction 12 onto the A603 as above.

Park and Ride. If you are staying for longer than a few hours, we recommend that you use one of Cambridge’s five park and ride sites, where a bus takes you from a site on the outskirts of Cambridge to the city centre bus station, which is less than 15 minutes’ walk from the venue. From the Madingley Road ‘Park & Ride’, just off Junction 13 of the M11 to the West of Cambridge, take the Uni 4 bus and alight at the stop entitled ‘Newnham opp University Library’, which is approximately 50 metres from the venue. For more information, click here.

By coach

Regular National Express coach services link Cambridge to London, Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick.

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