Innovation Summit: Programme

Innovation Summit

09:00 – 09:30

Registration and networking

09:30 – 09:45

CRUK’s vision for innovation and entrepreneurialism

Iain Foulkes, Executive Director of Research and Innovation & CEO of Cancer Research Technology, cancer Research UK

09:45 – 10:15

Scientific keynote address

Steve Jackson, The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

10:15 – 11:25

Panel session: The journey from discovery to commercialisation

Chair: Andy Richards CBE, Biotechnology Entrepreneur 
Speakers: Frederick Nicolle, Simmons & Simmons
Mark Pearson, Boehringer Ingelheim International
Alex Pemberton, Therapeutic Discovery Funding, Cancer Research UK
Rebecca Todd, Longwall Ventures

11:25 – 11:40

Refreshment break

11:40 – 12:50

Panel session: Entrepreneurship and spin out companies

Chair: John Lyon, The University of Warwick
Speakers: Billy Boyle, Co-Founder and CEO, Owlstone Medical
Jason Carroll, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, and Azeria
Angela Russell, University of Oxford and OxStem Ltd

12:50 – 13:50

Lunch and networking

13:50 – 15:20

Concurrent sessions: Case study activities

Interactive concurrent workshops of smaller groups

Stream one: Therapeutic Development
Chair: Nigel Blackburn, Centre for Drug Development, Cancer Research UK
Speakers: Maria Groves, CRUK-MedImmune Alliance Laboratory
Tim Hammonds, Deputy Director, Therapeutic Discovery Labs, Cancer Research UK
Nicola Wallis, Astex Pharmaceuticals
Steve Wedge, Newcastle University
Rob Williams, Centre for Drug Development, Cancer Research UK

Stream two: Digital approaches
Chair: Fiona Reddington, Head of Population and Research, Cancer Research UK
Speakers: Antonis Antoniou, University of Cambridge
Alan Karthikesalingam, Deepmind
Susan Michie, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London

Stream three: Diagnostics and Imaging
Chair: David Crosby, Head of Early Detection, Cancer Research UK
Speakers: Mike Fisher, Oncimmune Limited
Zoe McDougall, Director of Communications, Oxford Nanopore
Ralph Sinkus, Kings College London

15:20 – 15:25

Transfer time to auditorium

15:25 – 16:05

Business keynote address: ask for forgiveness not permission

Jackie Hunter CBE, BenevolentAI

16:05 – 16:25

From ideas to spin-out

Tony Hickson, Chief Business Officer, Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK

16:25 – 16:35

Innovation Prize launch

Tony Hickson, Chief Business Officer, Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK

16:35 - 16:45

Closing comments

Iain Foulkes, Executive Director of Research and Innovation & CEO of Cancer Research Technology, Cancer Research UK

16:45 - 18:00

Networking drinks