Innovation Summit 2019: Programme

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09:30 - 10:00

Registration and networking 

10:00 - 10:20

Our vision for innovation and entrepreneurship

Iain Foulkes, Cancer Research UK

10:20 - 10:40

CRUK Manchester Institute: Combining innovation and research to drive patient benefit

Caroline Springer, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute 

10:40 - 11:00

Translational research to advance personalised medicine

Rob Bristow, Manchester Cancer Research Centre  

11:00 - 11:30

Refreshment break and Marketplace networking

11:30 - 12:30

Panel session 1: Why engage in entrepreneurship and lessons learned

A panel of post-doc entrepreneurs on their motivations, successes and lessons learned

Chair: Rob Bristow, Manchester Cancer Research Centre

Speakers: Darren Roberts, ManTRa Diagnostics

Audrey Teh, St George's, University of London 

Ania Piskorz, CRUK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge 

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and Marketplace networking

13:30 - 14:30

Panel session 2: What route should I take?

Comparing established routes to commercialisation, ranging from licensing to spin-out

Chair: Tony Hickson, Cancer Research UK

Speakers: George Orphanides, Alderley Park Accelerator

Andrew Wilkinson, UMI3 Ltd

David Britton, Kinomica Ltd

14:30 - 14:50

An alternative route

Integrating academic, commercial and clinical partners to foster innovative translation

Fiona Thistlewaite, iMATCH & The Christie

14:50 - 15:10

Refreshment break and Marketplace networking

15:10 - 15:30

Infrastructure available at CRUK to support translation

Speakers: Tim Hammonds, CRUK's Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories

Nigel Blackburn, CRUK's Centre for Drug Development 

Julie Little, CRUK-AstraZeneca Antibody Alliance Laboratory

15:30 - 16:30

Panel session 3: Infrastructure and how it can help me

Insight from key members of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem on the infrastructure available in the region to enable commercialisation 

Chair: Martino Picardo, Discovery Park

Speakers: Richard Hebdon, Innovate UK

Gareth King, Catapult Ventures 

Julie Little, CRUK-AstraZeneca Antibody Alliance Laboratory

16:30 - 16:50

The trials and tribulations of a successful spin-out

Entrepreneurship in action: patient benefit and wider recognition

Eilish Middlehurst, Concr 

16:50 - 17:00

Closing comments

Tony Hickson, Cancer Research UK

17:00 - 19:00

Networking drinks

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