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, University of Cambridge and Mission Therapeutics

10:15 – 11:25

Panel session: The journey from discovery to commercialisation

Chair: Tony Hickson, Chief Business Officer, Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK
John Lyons, The University of Warwick
Mark Pearson, Boehringer Ingelheim International

11:25 – 11:30

Transfer time to streams

11:30 – 13:00

Concurrent sessions: Case study activities

Concurrent streams of smaller groups reviewing case studies in one of three theme areas. Refreshments will be provided.

Stream one: Therapeutics
Chair: Alex Pemberton, Head of Therapeutic Discovery Funding, Cancer Research UK
Speaker: Tim Hammonds, Deputy Director, Therapeutic Discovery - Therapeutic Discovery, Cancer Research UK

Stream two: Digital
Chair: Fiona Reddington, Head of Population and Research, Cancer Research UK
Speakers: Antonis Antoniou, University of Cambridge
Alan Karthikesalingam, Deepmind

Stream three: Diagnostics and Imaging
Chair: David Crosby, Head of Early Detection, Cancer Research UK
Speaker: Zoe McDougall, Director of Communications, Oxford Nanopore
Further speakers to be confirmed

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch and networking

14:00 – 14:15

Innovation Prize Launch

Presentations from prize winners

14:15 – 15:25

Panel session: Entrepreneurship and spin out companies

Chair: Andy Richards, Biotechnology Entrepreneur and Business Angel at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Speakers: Billy Boyle, Co-Founder and CEO, Owlstone Medical
Jason Carroll, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, and Azeria
Angela Russell, Oxstem

15:25 – 16:05

Afternoon refreshments and networking

16:05 – 16:35

Business keynote address

Jackie Hunter, Benevelent Bio

16:35 – 16:55

Supporting innovation – The role of CRUK

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

16:55 - 18:15

Networking drinks

Further programme details will be available shortly.