Complete Schedule

Day 1 September 21st of 2016

Innovation Perspectives

08:30am - 09:00am


09:00am - 09:05am


Dr. Marek Tyl

CEO, Innovation Forum

09:05am - 09:15am

Opening words

Prof. Nigel K. H. Slater FREng, CEng, FIChemE

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Enterprise and Regional Affairs of the University of Cambridge

Keynote Address

09:15am - 09:45am

Back to the roots – How world-class science is changing the pharma business

Ruth March, PhD

Vice-President, Personalised Healthcare and Biomarkers at AstraZeneca

09:45am - 10:15am

Bridging the Innovation Gap in accelerating Economic and Social Development in Europe

Markku Markkula

President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), European Comission

10:15am - 10:45am

Networking Refreshment Break with Exhibits

Executive Panel

10:45am - 11:45am

Dynamic Innovation in a Globalised World

  • Chair: Dr Simon Haworth, Founder & CEO, Dynasty Biotechnology and the Sino-UK Fund
  • Prof. Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • Alan Moonsoo Kim, CEO & Founder of BeNative
  • Edward Zheng, Chairman, Singapore Luxury Investment Group
  • Prof. Yu Xiong, Chair of Technology and Operations Management at Northumbria University
11:45am - 12:45pm

The changing face of Global Innovation Investment

  • Chair: Jordi Mata Fink, Senior Associate, VentureLabs at Flagship Ventures
  • Dr Ian Tomlinson, Chairman of the Apollo Therapeutics Investment Fund & Chairman of the Board at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
  • Candace Johnson, President of EBAN – The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players
  • Eliot Forster, CEO of Immunocore Limited
  • Matthew Foy, Partner SR One
  • Ian Oliver, Executive Director, Assurance at Ernst & Young
12:45pm - 02:00pm

Networking Luncheon with Exhibits

Keynote Address

02:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Doing innovative science in a big pharama

Prof. Patrick Vallance

President, Pharmaceuticals R&D, GSK

Concurrent Tracks

Trending in Therapeutics

Trending in Medical Devices

Trending in Cleantech

02:30pm - 03:15pm

Precision Medicine

  • Jon Moore, CSO of Horizon Discovery
  • Steve Jackson FRS, FMedSci, Professor of Biology at University of Cambridge; Head of Cancer Research UK Laboratories at the Gurdon Institute

Virtual Reality, Gamification, AI and Robotics – Brought to you by IMS Health

  • Dr Peter Waggett, Director of Emerging Technology IBM UK
  • John Rigg, PhD, Head of Predictive Analytics, Global Real-World Evidence Solutions, IMS Health


Innovation in Cleantech for Smart Cities – Challenges in Energy sustainability (02:30pm – 03:30pm) – Brought to you by Cambridge Cleantech

  • Mr Alan R Kell BSc MSc OBE, MD of Intelligent & Green Systems Ltd.; Chair, Cambridge Cleantech Smart Cities Group
  • Chris Hole, Senior Consultant, TPP group
  • Lee Hyde, Bouygues
  • Mark Broadhead, Business Development Manager, APC Technology Group Plc

Cambridge Cleantech

03:15pm - 04:00pm


  • Nadia Luheshi, Scientist II at MedImmune
  • Jordi Mata Fink, Rubius Therapeutics

Digital Healthcare and Wearable Technologies

  • Dr Firat Yazicioglu, Head of Neuromodulation Devices, GSK Bioelectronics R&D
  • Neil Daly, Chief Executive of Skin Analytics
  • Dr Giles Sanders, Senior Consultant, The Technology Partnership plc

Cleantech Investors & Challenges (03:30pm – 04:00pm)

  • Dr Ilian Iliev, CEO & founder of EcoMachines Ventures
  • Jim Totty, Cleantech private equity, Sustainable Technology Investors Limited
04:00pm - 04:30pm

Networking Refreshment Break with Exhibits

SME Showcases

04:30pm - 05:15pm

Medical Devices

  • (Chair + 5 mins intro) Karen Livingstone, Director of Partnerships and Industry engagement for the Eastern Academic Health Science Network and the National Director for SBRI Healthcare
  • Paul Bate, Director of NHS Services, Babylon
  • Dr Mike Irvine, VP Technology Alliances, Lightpoint Medical

Challenges in Energy sustainability

  • James Johnston, CEO & Co-founder of Open Utility
  • James Wilde, Managing Director, Innovation & Policy and Markets, Carbon Trust
  • Dr Dawid Klimczak, Chief Executive Officer of Enea Trading
05:15pm - 05:30pm


Closing Panel

05:30pm - 05:40pm

Short introductory keynote: Open innvation as a strategy for Biotech companies

Harren Jhoti PhD FRSC FMedSci

President & CEO, Astex Pharmaceuticals

05:40pm - 06:30pm

Open Innovation and Open science – Enabling the 4th industrial revolution

  • Chair: Harren Jhoti  PhD FRSC FMedSci, President & CEO, Astex Pharmaceuticals
  • Dr Ann De Beuckelaer, Managing Director at BioMed X Innovation Center
  • Dr Martino Picardo, CEO, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
  • Dr Lisa Melton, Senior News Editor for Nature Biotechnology
  • Prof. Chas Bountra, Chief Scientist, Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Oxford
  • Dr Kai Stoeber, Vice President, Global Innovation at Shionogi Europe
06:30pm - 06:40pm

Closing Keynote

Sir Paul Judge

Business leader and philanthropist


Drinks Reception – made possible by BeNative



Gala Dinner at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge – made possible by MedCity


Day 2 September 22nd of 2016

Building Blocks

08:30am - 09:00am


09:10am - 09:20am

Welcome and Day 1 debrief

Bauke Anninga

COO at Innovation Forum

09:20am - 09:30am

Short Intro keynote

Harriet Fear MBE

Chief Executive of One Nucleus

Executive Panel

09:30am - 10:30am

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel.

Building the Best Possible Team from Scratch – Brought to you by One Nucleus

  • Chair: Harriet Fear MBE, Chief Executive of One Nucleus
  • Lily Cortese MBA, Director, Business Operations & Project Management, J&J Innovation
  • Neil Burns, Co-founder of George James Ltd.
  • Tarquin Bennett-Coles, Principal Consultant, Life Sciences Practice EMEA & North America at Carmichael Fisher
  • Linda Summerton, MA, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Immodulon Therapeutics
  • Paolo Moscuzza, Partner, OE Cam LLP

One Nucleus


Keynote Address

10:30am - 10:50am

Cambridge Phenomenon: Inspiration for Entrepreneurs

Charles Cotton

Founder & Chairman of Cambridge Phenomenon International Ltd

10:50am - 11:30am

Networking refreshment break with exhibits

11:30am - 01:00pm

Final of the IMAGINE IF! 2016 Accelerator

  • Dr Ann Connolly, Senior Director of New Ventures at Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Kevin Johnson, Co-founder of Medicxi Ventures
  • Sarah Haywood, Chief Executive Officer of MedCity
  • Kieran Murphy, President & CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences
01:00pm - 02:00pm

Networking Luncheon with exhibit

Keynote Address

02:00pm - 02:30pm

Developing patient centric technology

Prof. Dr. med. Jörg F. Debatin, MBA

Vice President, Chief Technology and Medical Officer, GE Healthcare, GE Corporate Officer

Workshops (in parallel)

Executive Panel

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Innovation and healthcare systems – creating access

  • (Chair) Dr Nick Scott-Ram MBE, Director of Commercial Development at the Oxford AHSN
  • Dr Nicholas Ibery, Associate Partner at Pangea Investors LLP
  • Antony Mattessich, Managing Director, Mundipharma International
  • Aimie Chapple, Managing Director, UK Health Industry and UK and Ireland Client Innovation at Accenture
  • Karolina Korth, International Business Development, ROCHE Diabetes Care / Emminens
  • Raja Shankar, Senior Principal, IMS Consulting Group
03:30 PM - 03:45 PM

Spin out or sneak out?

Dr Jeremy Sosabowski

CEO of AlgoDynamix, Serial entrepreneur

03:45 PM - 04:45 PM

Tech Transfer Practices – Spin out or sneak out?

  • Chair: Simon Portman, Managing Associate at Marks & Clerk Solicitors LLP
  • Prof. Gino Martini, Visiting Professor in Pharmaceutical Innovation, King’s College London / Roche
  • Dr Giles Dudley, Head of Company Creation, Sunergos Innovations
  • Dr Tom Weaver, Chief Executive Officer of Congenica Ltd.
  • Dr Jeremy Sosabowski, CEO of AlgoDynamix, Serial entrepreneur
  • Dr Howard Marriage, Translator and Entrepreneur in Residence, Company founder and Chairman
  • Piero Formica, Senior Research Fellow of the Innovational Value Institute, Maynooth University


04:45 PM - 05:15 PM

Announcement of winners of the IMAGINE IF! Pitch Final

Keynote Address

05:15pm - 05:35pm

Distilling the Sky – Art meets Science

Pinar Yoldas

Cross-disciplinary Artist & Independent Researcher

05:35pm - 05:45pm

Closing Keynote – Close of Conference

Prof. Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

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