Programme



Scroll to see full details of our 2016 programme including all of the talks, workshops and 1-2-1 drop ins and meetings which took place on the day. For more detail on the speakers use the top navigation bar to find our Speakers page. Download a summary of the Venturefest South West 2016 timetable here.

A number of our speakers have agreed to share their presentations with delegates from the day, please scroll down to the individual session listings and you’ll find links to download the available slides.


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08:00 – 09:00

VIP Networking Breakfast

County Suite

To kick off Venturefest South West we have an exclusive networking breakfast sponsored by Michelmores LLP who will include a short talk; Ready for takeoff – from EIS to IPO.

A light breakfast, tea and coffee will be provided for the lucky delegates along with a chance to meet some of the day’s speakers, panelists and workshop facilitators. Access to the VIP Networking Breakfast is by invitation only, if you have any queries regarding this please contact info@venturefest-sw.co.uk

09:00 – 09:20

Opening Address

Exeter Suite

Martin Brown will open the inaugural Venturefest South West and introduce the first keynote speaker.

Martin Brown

Chair, Venturefest South West

09:20 – 09:55

Building a disruptive Fintech company from the South West with Darren Westlake, Crowdcube

Exeter Suite

Darren Westlake, CEO of Crowdcube and named by Debretts as one of the 500 most influential people in Britain, will share the story of how he grew Exeter based Crowdcube into the leading UK equity crowdfunding company and how the industry has evolved over that time into a popular method of funding for entrepreneurs and an alternative investment strategy for investors.

Darren Westlake

Co-Founder and CEO, Crowdcube

10:00 – 10:45

Innovating for business growth - Insights from a lifetime of trying

Exeter Suite

Innovation is at the heart of any strategy for business growth. And fostering successful local innovation strategies is more and more critical for policy makers. Professor Roy Sandbach is one of the world’s leading open innovation experts. His career saw him hold senior global R&D positions with the Procter & Gamble Company, developing innovation programmes with SME partners across the world. Beyond this, he has more recent involvement in creating local innovation eco-systems for business growth. Based on this hard commercial experience, Roy will provide insights into how SMEs can develop their business through innovation and leverage local growth opportunities.

Professor Roy Sandbach

Director, National Centre for Ageing Science and Innovation, Newcastle University

10.15 – 10.55

New Developments in Environmental Big Data with the Met Office and the University of Exeter

County Suite

A range of speakers facilitated by Gerry Shattock will present in this varied session.

Big Data analytics has been predicted to become ‘the ‘new oil’ that will fuel our economy in the coming decades’ (Big Data Analytics, Assessment of Demand for Labour and Skills 2013–2020, Tech Partnership October 2014). Although many areas are looking to exploit the potential of Big Data, the Heart of the South West has the opportunity to differentiate itself; to capitalise on the presence of unique local assets and become a national centre of excellence for environment-related data analytics.

This session will explain our ambitions and the opportunities and support being put in place to foster enterprise and innovation via: the new Met Office Collaboration Zone and an Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab being developed by the University of Exeter# with its regional partners.

Dr Vicky Pope

Head of Integration and Growth, Met Office

Mark Bainbridge

Marketing Director, Black Swan Data / CEO and Founder, Bainbridge Cooper Associates

Ben Neild

Assistant Director, Marchmont Observatory, University of Exeter

Gerry Shattock

General Manager, Exeter Science Park

10.30 – 11.25

Crowdsourcing Innovation – learn how to develop powerful business solutions by harnessing collaborative creativity

Breakout room 15

In a world where all knowledge is shared, innovation is the single most important factor in your business because innovation is what differentiates you from your competitors and enables you to develop products and services that people will pay for.

Come to this 45 min session delivered by Oxford Innovation to explore how to enable the innovative development of a new or existing product or service in your business. During the session Lloyd Brina and Matthew Porter will take a real product or service example from the audience and then work together on the problem using a divergent thinking creativity tool.

This session is also repeated at 13.30 in the same room.

Lloyd Brina

Business Coach, Oxford Innovation

Matthew Porter

Business Coach, Oxford Innovation

11.00 – 12.30

Pitchfest Finals 2016

Exeter Suite

Pitchfest offers the South West’s most exciting high growth potential innovative companies the opportunity to promote their businesses through Venturefest South West and pitch to potential investors, industry leaders and those who can help grow the business. Pitchers will compete on the day in 3 minute pitches having been selected through various application stages and screening days over August and September 2016. The winners will be judged by our Pitchfest panel: Monika Radclyffe, SETsquared, Darren Westlake, Crowdcube and Bruce Colley, Innovate UK with a range of prizes available.

11.30 – 11.55

Collaboration for Innovation with Elizabeth Kavanagh

County Suite

How can we work together to create innovation? In order to build an innovative industry capable to take advantage of advances in technology and knowledge we need to collaborate. During this talk Elizabeth Kavanagh will identify the ten key factors in collaboration and identifying collaborative behaviours. She will share a free tool available to aid you in establishing collaboration and enabling innovation in your industry.

Elizabeth Kavanagh

Head of HR and Research & Innovation, Stride Treglown

11.00 – 11:55

New opportunities in a fast changing and developing agritech sector: from technology, data, resource management, novel crops to animal and plant health

Baxter Suite

A range of speakers facilitated by the Alex Huke from the University of Exeter will present in this varied session. The agritech sector is broad and cross cutting, engaging businesses and their supply chains across land-based, technology, manufacturing, service and agri-food sectors.

The agritech sector is increasingly seen as an important and growing sector across regional and national economic policy with excellent opportunities for investment and export.

What opportunities are there to develop collaborative research and innovation projects bringing together the region’s existing and emerging agritech businesses with the academic knowledge base?

Review Khalid’s slides here

Review Michael’s slides here

Professor Toby Mottram

BBSRC Enterprise Fellow/Royal Society of Edinburgh

Dr Khalid Mahmood

Business Development Manager, Rothamsted Research

Dr Michael Jarvis

Associate Professor, Virology and Immunology, Plymouth University

Prof Karen Anderson

Associate Professor, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter

Richard Soffe

Director, Rural Business School, Duchy College

11.30 – 12.25

Digital Health - The current ‘state of play’

Breakout room 2

Annette Benny will set the scene on digital health from the NHS’ perspective. This session will highlight ongoing work nationally and in the South West related to Digital Roadmaps and interoperability with input from David Calder and Rob Berry. It will also highlight the areas of technology businesses should focus on when it comes to NHS engagement.

Review the slides here

Annette Benny

Managing Director Delivery, NHS NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

Matt Chapman

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Medical Technologies, KTN

Rob Berry

Head of Innovation and Research, Kent-Surrey-Sussex AHSN

11.30 – 12.00

Driving innovations through new applications in photonics

Breakout room 4

This session will highlight some of the applications for the latest innovations in emerging technologies. It will highlight the strength of the South West’s most innovative hi-tech companies, and how their latest cutting edge technology will impact us.

Murray Reed, CTO of Gooch and Housego and a recent UK transplant after thirty years in Silicon Valley, will talk about how photonics, technology using light, has changed our lives in the last five years and how it is expected to evolve in the next ten. Expanding our worldwide communication network so we are all far more connected and linking us into a global imaging system so we can see everywhere are just two of the transformations already well under way.

Murray Reed

Chief Technology Officer, Gooch & Housego

12.00 – 12.25

A venture based approach to whole city change from Exeter City Futures

Baxter Suite

Dr Liz O’Driscoll from Exeter City Futures is proud to be able to present and showcase our Urban Impact Accelerator and launch our first challenges from the Exeter List. Exeter City Futures will help applicants build, validate and scale their business in our intensive start-up accelerator program located here in Exeter.

Dr Liz O'Driscoll

Head of Innovation, Exeter City Futures

12.00 – 12.25

Funding – Planning your bid for cash

Breakout room 15

This session will help those considering raising funds for their business or project from grant funders, lenders or venture capitalists, and will cover what is needed for a successful application, such as a strong business plan. Based on their experience managing a number of grant programmes, John Hutchings and John Lewis will explain what they are looking for when awarding funds, and so the session would be useful to those wishing to raise finance from various sources whether that be through pitching to banks, via crowdfunding or grant programmes. For those seeking more information or for questions afterwards you can visit the Plymouth University stand in the Innovation Showcase exhibition.

Review the slides here

John Hutchings

Programme Manager, RGF Grant Funds, Plymouth University

John Lewis

Project Officer, RGF Grant Funds, Plymouth University

12.30 – 13.25

HackFest - The Winners

County Suite

Come and see the finest young makers and innovators from across Devon pitch their product ideas to an audience of investors, entrepreneurs and industry professionals. This session will feature the winners of this year’s HackFest, a county-wide competition for young people to come together to create product prototypes that respond to the issues of the future. You’re welcome to join us as we celebrate the next generation of creative makers and entrepreneurs.

Oli Raud

Strategic Funding Manager - Plymouth College of Art

12.30 – 14.25

Marine Technology: case studies of excellence and opportunities

Martin Attrill – Director, Marine Institute & Professor of Marine Ecology, Plymouth University
Peter Beech – PR and Media Manager, WITT Energy
Brett Phaneuf – MD, MSubs
Ken Wittamore – Managing Director, Triskel Marine
Nicola Lloyd – Invest In Cornwall
Ellen Vernon – Economic Development Manager, North Devon Council
Anna Peachey – Plymouth City Council
David Elson – Lead Technologist Marine and Maritime, Innovate UK
Ian Godfrey – Teignbridge Propellers

Breakout room 4

The South West is recognised for its excellence in Marine science and technology. This session will showcase these strengths, providing case studies demonstrating some of the most exciting technologies being developed and commercialised from those at the cutting edge. There will be opportunities for investment and for innovators an insight into the lessons learned on the path to commercialisation. In addition the session will cover the assets and opportunities available in to the Marine and Marine Renewables sector in the SW from Enterprise Zones and the South Coast Marine Cluster to a snapshot of the future funding available for innovation.

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Martin Attrill

Director, Marine Institute & Professor of Marine Ecology, Plymouth University

Peter Beech

PR and Media Manager, WITT Energy

David Elson

Lead Technologist Marine and Maritime, Innovate UK

13.00 – 13.25

The role of bankers in the tech ecosystem – get the 3B’s (get BACKING, get BIG, get BOUGHT)

Exeter Suite

Most commentators would argue that the Banking industry is ripe for technology disruption. With new entrants, peer to peer platforms & fast changing technology – is there a role for traditional relationship management banking in the tech ecosystem? In this presentation Neil Bellamy makes the case for his industry whilst highlighting how major banks are embracing the challenge of Fintech.

Neil Bellamy

Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms at RBS/NatWest

13:00 – 13:25

Finding suitable partners for joint research, trade and collaboration

Baxter

Finding suitable partners for open innovation and collaborative research can be difficult. Susie Williams explains the support offered by EEN and talks about recent successes. Paul O’Collins will highlight how EEN can support businesses in finding suitable partners for trade and commercial activity.

Paul O'Collins

Head of Innovation, Business West

Susie Williams

EU Funding Adviser, Enterprise Europe Network

13.00 – 13.55

Crowdsourcing Innovation – learn how to develop powerful business solutions by harnessing collaborative creativity (Repeated session)

Breakout room 15

In a world where all knowledge is shared, innovation is the single most important factor in your business because innovation is what differentiates you from your competitors and enables you to develop products and services that people will pay for. Come to this 45 min session delivered by Oxford Innovation to explore how to enable the innovative development of a new or existing product or service in your business. During the session Lloyd Brina and Matthew Porter will take a real product or service example from the audience and then work together on the problem using a divergent thinking creativity tool. This session is also repeated at 10.30 in the same room.

Lloyd Brina

Business Coach, Oxford Innovation

Matthew Porter

Business Coach, Oxford Innovation

13.30 – 14.55

Digital Health – The opportunity for innovators

Cathy Francis – Regional Director for Patients & Information (South), Department of Health
Lars Sundstrom – Director of Enterprise, West of England AHSN
Jonathan Burr – CEO, Inteselant (HOWZ)
Ignat Drozdov – Managing Director, Bering Ltd
Matt Jameson Evans – Chief Medical Officer, HealthUnlocked
Matthew Goodman – Medical Director, Mapmyhealth
Lyndon Johnson – NHS Accounts Director, Patients Know Best

Breakout room 2

The session focuses on the future of the digital health market. Cathy Francis will set the scene, setting out the future trends and highlighting potential opportunities for innovators and businesses to respond to the challenges facing the NHS. Participants will also hear examples of emerging innovation and understand the real world experiences of innovators in the digital health market. Speakers will include:
- Cathy Francis, Regional Director for Patients & Information (South), Department of Health: Cathy will provide an overview of the perceived trends in the digital health market and the opportunities for industry to meet NHS challenges
- Lars Sundstrom, West of England AHSN: Lars will share his views on the future of the digital health market, drawing on experiences developing the Diabetes Digital Coach Test Bed, an industry partnership project based in Bristol with the aim of utilising digital technology to improve diabetes patient management.
- Real world examples: chance to hear from innovators developing digital health solutions, including Ignat Drosdov, Managing Director, Bering Limited; Jonathan Burr, CEO, Intelesant; Matt Jameson Evans, Chief Medical Officer, HealthUnlocked; Matthew Goodman, Medical Director, Mapmyhealth and Lyndon Johnson, NHS Accounts Director, Patients Know Best

Review Lars’ slides here
Review Ignat’s slides here

13.30 – 14.25

Access to Finance Panel

Exeter Suite

Innovative high tech companies require funding. Different forms of finance are appropriate at different times and for different purposes, in particular; depending on the maturity of the company, the stage of development of its technology, and demand for its products and services.

This strategic session will explore the escalating funding strategy that innovative high tech companies should consider as they develop. Based around a case study from Ashwoods Automotive with insight into Crowdfunding, Grants, Lending, Business Angel and Venture Capital – we will explore the options for funding, when they are appropriate, the value they can bring and what the funders can expect in return.

The case study comes from Mark Roberts, Managing Director of Ashwoods Automotive – with input from the Crowd (Darren Westlake, CEO of Crowdcube), UKBAA; Roderick Beer, Innovate UK (Bruce Colley, Access to Finance Manager), High Tech Incubation (Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director, SETsquared Bristol), Venture Capital (Stuart Nicol, Consultant, Maven Capital Partners UK LLP) and banking (David Bird, Santander).

Monika Radclyffe

Director, SETsquared Bristol

Darren Westlake

Co-Founder and CEO, Crowdcube

Bruce Colley

Access to Finance Manager, Innovate UK

Mark Roberts

Managing Director, Ashwoods Automotive

Stuart Nicol

Consultant, Maven Capital Partners UK LLP

Roderick Beer

Strategic Relations Director, UKBAA

14.00 – 14.25

Essential intellectual property bootcamp

Baxter Suite

So, you’ve come up with a killer concept and you are desperately trying to get your business off the ground ahead of any competitors. But how do you protect your concept? What if someone claims you’ve stolen their idea? What will future investors be looking for? How can you navigate through these questions all within your startup-sized budget? Intellectual property can seem like a “dark art”. However, a little knowledge is definitely a good thing. Tom Torkar will focus on the key points entrepreneurs and start-ups should bear in mind when building a business around a new concept.

Review Tom’s slides here

Tom Torkar

Head of Technology, Media and Communications, Michelmores LLP

14.00 – 14.25

How to back a winner – strategy for success when launching something new from SWMAS

Breakout room 15

An interactive workshop to help companies and individuals develop their ideas and turn potential into reality – how to get from concept to customer in quick time and at minimal cost.

The session will include a mix of tools and techniques with first hand case study examples from local businesses. SWMAS have helped hundreds of businesses make it – so why not come along and be the next!

Martyn Pearson

Manufacturing Specialist, SWMAS

Paul Gilbert

Manufacturing Specialist, SWMAS

14.00 – 14.55

Get the inside track on international success from top local exporters

County Suite

Listen to three regional businesses describe their export journey, lows, highs, and lessons learnt. Jeremy Burgess will explain how the agricultural engineering giant, Sparex Group has expanded to include 18 companies in 17 countries. Jeremy will have advice for those just starting out as well as the more mature company looking to expand. Lucy Cox and Lerryn Ryall from Halto will speak from their recent experience of sourcing a Chinese manufacturer and launching sales in Australia. Paul Howarth will explore his journey with Pansensic and Akumen. A panel discussion will follow the presentations chaired by the UKTI with questions from the audience.

Paul Howarth

CEO, Pansensic & CEO, Akumen

Lucy Cox

Founder, Halto

Lerryn Ryall

Founder, Halto

Jeremy Burgess

Managing Director, Sparex Group

14.30 -14.55

Play your equity cards right - how to attract investors and reward staff effectively

Baxter Suite

With a range of tax incentives like SEIS and EIS and Entrepreneurs Relief to promote equity investment in early stage companies, and tax-friendly ways to allow employees to become shareholders, designing the right package for investors and staff can give you a real advantage. Timing is critical to lock in maximum benefit. Michelmores LLP Corporate Finance Lawyer Richard Cobb will give an outline of the key things to consider, and mistakes to avoid.

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Richard Cobb

Head of Corporate, Michelmores LLP

14:45 – 15:25

An Introduction to Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China

Exeter Suite

Well established as a global hub for tech manufacturing, China is now looking to make the shift to a leading global tech innovator. While China is already home to global tech giants such as Huawei, ZTE, Alibaba and Tencent, a new and vibrant ecosystem of start-up tech firms and entrepreneurs is also rapidly developing. Attend this session to learn about China’s technology eco-system, how government policies are helping to drive innovation, and to better understand the opportunities for UK entrepreneurs to work with Chinese partners or enter the dynamic and fast-changing Chinese market.

Review Mark’s slides here

Mark Hedley

China Business Adviser and ICT Director, China-Britain Business Council

15.00 – 15.25

What is Equity Crowdfunding and how can it benefit my company? A seminar by Crowdcube

Breakout room 15

Richard Eckley is the Senior Investment Analyst at the leading equity crowdfunding company in the UK; Crowdcube. He will explain what it takes to create a successful crowdfunding campaign, what investors are looking for in the companies they invest in and how to promote your campaign.

Richard Eckley

Senior Investment Analyst, Crowdcube

15.00 – 15.55

Digital Health – A deep dive into mobile health

Breakout room 2

This session takes a ‘deep dive’ into the mobile health market. Participants will be taken through the key things to consider when developing a mobile health application, including usability design, regulation, efficacy/ evidence and patient engagement. Speakers include:
- Dr George Brighton, GP and NHS England Clinical Entrepreneurship Fellow: George will draw on his clinical experience and real world examples of developing mobile health applications to explore the mobile health application development process.
- Dr Craig Newman, Senior Research Fellow & Mobile Health Tech Innovations Lead, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry: Craig will draw on his expertise in usablity design, research and mobile health application development for the NHS and patients

Dr Craig Newman

Senior Research Fellow & Mobile Health Tech Innovations Lead, Plymouth University

Dr George Brighton

GP and NHS Clinical Entrepreneurship Fellow

15.00 – 15.55

Satellite Applications 101

Andy Williams – Principal Consultant, Ap Tech, Avanti Communications
Dave Benson – Regional Sales Director, EMEA & Russia, Enterprise, Digital Globe
Luca Perletta – Sales Engineering Manager, EMEA & Russia, Digital Globe
Matt Cosby – Chief Scientist, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd
Joel Freedman – Satellite Catapult

Breakout room 4

Cathrine Armour, Director of the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications will host this introduction to satellite applications which will cover data, tools and technology for application development. Satellite data and imagery provide information for analysis and decision-making, from natural hazards to mining, defence and security to weather as well as satellites providing technology for vital communications. This session will explore how over time the use of satellite data and technology in applications has changed as the user community has become more sophisticated. It will include a short tutorial on API’s, data and tools for applications development.

15.30 – 15.55

Navigating rewards based crowdfunding: how to validate ideas, find new customers and raise cash at the same time from Crowdfunder

Breakout room 15

Rewards based crowdfunding is growing rapidly in the UK, and it’s not just for community groups. Start ups and established businesses are using it to validate business models, and new product lines, drive engagement with new and old customers, create widespread awareness and build customer bases. Simon Walker will take us through some of the more successful projects on Crowdfunder, what they did right and the mistakes they made so you don’t have to.

Simon Walker

Head of Campaign Strategy, Crowdfunder

15:30 – 16.15

Smart City projects – How SMEs can become involved

Exeter Suite

Global companies are collaborating with city authorities in consortia that aim to provide smart city solutions utilising IoT. How can innovative small companies participate in such projects? Paul Garner will explain BT’s approach to Data Hubs for IoT applications. The approach provides an environment which makes it easier for data owners to share data sets without losing ownership or control of their data and which supports the creation of new applications and services, by innovative SMEs.

Review Paul’s slides here

Paul Garner

Head of Future Business Technology Research Practice, BT Technology, Service & Operations

15.30 – 16.30

Games For Better - A 48 hour game jam for antibiotic resistance awareness

County Suite

This presentation looks to showcase the power of games and interactive media in spreading awareness of important global issues. Following on from the Games For Better game jam, a hackathon-style event where teams compete to build a game, from concept to implementation, in just 48 hours and based on a particular theme, this session will see each of the winning teams presenting their project, and explaining their experience, their development process, and their end product.

The theme for the ‘Games For Better’ Game Jam was ‘Antibiotic Resistance Awareness’, and all of the projects created at the event look to inform the player about the issue of Antibiotic Resistance, as well as teaching the player what they can do to help prevent it. If you’re interested in learning how games can help us approach important subjects such as this, then this is the session for you.

Jack Gill

Managing Director, So Good Studios

15.30 – 16.30

Working with your local universities – including new opportunities with Degree Apprenticeships from Plymouth University and the University of Exeter

Baxter Suite

Find out how to access the world-class expertise, skills and facilities available to support businesses in the region. This session will also cover the recently launched degree apprenticeships offer, with Plymouth University and the University of Exeter discussing how they are engaging with this innovative mode of combining higher and vocational education, and how businesses can benefit.

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Chris Evans

Head of Regional Impact, University of Exeter

Adrian Dawson

Head of GAIN Partnerships and Projects, Plymouth University

Prof Pete Vukusic

Associate Dean for Education, University of Exeter

Mark Stone

Head of UK Partnerships, Plymouth University

16.00 – 16.30

Pathways to Funding for Satellite Applications

Breakout room 4

Funding pathways for satellite centric applications are many and varied. Often the source of available funding is dependent upon where you are in terms of ‘Innovation Readiness’ – whether you’re researching your idea, looking to test and develop a prototype or ready to launch your product commercially.

This session will help you determine where you are in relation to accessing various types of funding, what funding may be available and how to position your project for funding. We will also look at current funding calls and what the providers are looking for. Bring your idea or project and receive advice on how you might secure available funding. Hear from a ‘geo’ entrepreneur who has recently secured £1 million in funding.

Additionally an update of relevant, current funding calls will be provided at this session, hosted by Cathrine Armour, Director of the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications

David Critchley

CEO, Proteus

Catherine Holt

Horizon 2020 National Advisor, Innovate UK

Ian Jones

Founder & CEO, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd

Nicola Lloyd

Head of Inward Investment, Invest in Cornwall, Cornwall Development Company

Andy Proctor

Advisor, Emerging & Enabling Technologies, Innovate UK

16.00 – 16.30

Understanding our science and innovation excellence for business growth

Breakout room 15

Science and Innovation Audits, supported by the UK Government, are about transforming the partnership between academia and industry to deliver business growth, productivity and global comparative advantage locally and for the UK. This session will tell you about the findings and plans from our audit of South West England and South East Wales.

Review Deborah’s slides here

Dr Deborah Watson

Consultant & Director of Gradsouthwest

16:25 – 16:45

Closing Address and Announcement of Pitchfest winners

Exeter Suite

The winners of the Pitchfest competition will be announced and presented with their prizes, and Martin Brown will officially bring the day to a close.

Martin Brown

Chair, Venturefest South West

Disclaimer

Venturefest South West reserves the right, without notice or liability, to vary or withdraw activities, speakers or parts of programmes at any time.

08:00 – 09:00

VIP Networking Breakfast

County Suite

To kick off Venturefest South West we have an exclusive networking breakfast sponsored by Michelmores LLP who will include a short talk; Ready for takeoff – from EIS to IPO.

A light breakfast, tea and coffee will be provided for the lucky delegates along with a chance to meet some of the day’s speakers, panelists and workshop facilitators. Access to the VIP Networking Breakfast is by invitation only, if you have any queries regarding this please contact info@venturefest-sw.co.uk

09:00 – 09:20

Opening Address

Exeter Suite

Martin Brown will open the inaugural Venturefest South West and introduce the first keynote speaker.

Martin Brown

Chair, Venturefest South West

09:20 – 09:55

Building a disruptive Fintech company from the South West with Darren Westlake, Crowdcube

Exeter Suite

Darren Westlake, CEO of Crowdcube and named by Debretts as one of the 500 most influential people in Britain, will share the story of how he grew Exeter based Crowdcube into the leading UK equity crowdfunding company and how the industry has evolved over that time into a popular method of funding for entrepreneurs and an alternative investment strategy for investors.

Darren Westlake

Co-Founder and CEO, Crowdcube

10:00 – 10:45

Innovating for business growth - Insights from a lifetime of trying

Exeter Suite

Innovation is at the heart of any strategy for business growth. And fostering successful local innovation strategies is more and more critical for policy makers. Professor Roy Sandbach is one of the world’s leading open innovation experts. His career saw him hold senior global R&D positions with the Procter & Gamble Company, developing innovation programmes with SME partners across the world. Beyond this, he has more recent involvement in creating local innovation eco-systems for business growth. Based on this hard commercial experience, Roy will provide insights into how SMEs can develop their business through innovation and leverage local growth opportunities.

Professor Roy Sandbach

Director, National Centre for Ageing Science and Innovation, Newcastle University

10.15 – 10.55

New Developments in Environmental Big Data with the Met Office and the University of Exeter

County Suite

A range of speakers facilitated by Gerry Shattock will present in this varied session.

Big Data analytics has been predicted to become ‘the ‘new oil’ that will fuel our economy in the coming decades’ (Big Data Analytics, Assessment of Demand for Labour and Skills 2013–2020, Tech Partnership October 2014). Although many areas are looking to exploit the potential of Big Data, the Heart of the South West has the opportunity to differentiate itself; to capitalise on the presence of unique local assets and become a national centre of excellence for environment-related data analytics.

This session will explain our ambitions and the opportunities and support being put in place to foster enterprise and innovation via: the new Met Office Collaboration Zone and an Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab being developed by the University of Exeter# with its regional partners.

Dr Vicky Pope

Head of Integration and Growth, Met Office

Mark Bainbridge

Marketing Director, Black Swan Data / CEO and Founder, Bainbridge Cooper Associates

Ben Neild

Assistant Director, Marchmont Observatory, University of Exeter

Gerry Shattock

General Manager, Exeter Science Park

10.30 – 11.25

Crowdsourcing Innovation – learn how to develop powerful business solutions by harnessing collaborative creativity

Breakout room 15

In a world where all knowledge is shared, innovation is the single most important factor in your business because innovation is what differentiates you from your competitors and enables you to develop products and services that people will pay for.

Come to this 45 min session delivered by Oxford Innovation to explore how to enable the innovative development of a new or existing product or service in your business. During the session Lloyd Brina and Matthew Porter will take a real product or service example from the audience and then work together on the problem using a divergent thinking creativity tool.

This session is also repeated at 13.30 in the same room.

Lloyd Brina

Business Coach, Oxford Innovation

Matthew Porter

Business Coach, Oxford Innovation

11.00 – 12.30

Pitchfest Finals 2016

Exeter Suite

Pitchfest offers the South West’s most exciting high growth potential innovative companies the opportunity to promote their businesses through Venturefest South West and pitch to potential investors, industry leaders and those who can help grow the business. Pitchers will compete on the day in 3 minute pitches having been selected through various application stages and screening days over August and September 2016. The winners will be judged by our Pitchfest panel: Monika Radclyffe, SETsquared, Darren Westlake, Crowdcube and Bruce Colley, Innovate UK with a range of prizes available.

11.30 – 11.55

Collaboration for Innovation with Elizabeth Kavanagh

County Suite

How can we work together to create innovation? In order to build an innovative industry capable to take advantage of advances in technology and knowledge we need to collaborate. During this talk Elizabeth Kavanagh will identify the ten key factors in collaboration and identifying collaborative behaviours. She will share a free tool available to aid you in establishing collaboration and enabling innovation in your industry.

Elizabeth Kavanagh

Head of HR and Research & Innovation, Stride Treglown

11.00 – 11:55

New opportunities in a fast changing and developing agritech sector: from technology, data, resource management, novel crops to animal and plant health

Baxter Suite

A range of speakers facilitated by the Alex Huke from the University of Exeter will present in this varied session. The agritech sector is broad and cross cutting, engaging businesses and their supply chains across land-based, technology, manufacturing, service and agri-food sectors.

The agritech sector is increasingly seen as an important and growing sector across regional and national economic policy with excellent opportunities for investment and export.

What opportunities are there to develop collaborative research and innovation projects bringing together the region’s existing and emerging agritech businesses with the academic knowledge base?

Review Khalid’s slides here

Review Michael’s slides here

Professor Toby Mottram

BBSRC Enterprise Fellow/Royal Society of Edinburgh

Dr Khalid Mahmood

Business Development Manager, Rothamsted Research

Dr Michael Jarvis

Associate Professor, Virology and Immunology, Plymouth University

Prof Karen Anderson

Associate Professor, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter

Richard Soffe

Director, Rural Business School, Duchy College

11.30 – 12.25

Digital Health - The current ‘state of play’

Breakout room 2

Annette Benny will set the scene on digital health from the NHS’ perspective. This session will highlight ongoing work nationally and in the South West related to Digital Roadmaps and interoperability with input from David Calder and Rob Berry. It will also highlight the areas of technology businesses should focus on when it comes to NHS engagement.

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Annette Benny

Managing Director Delivery, NHS NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

Matt Chapman

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Medical Technologies, KTN

Rob Berry

Head of Innovation and Research, Kent-Surrey-Sussex AHSN

11.30 – 12.00

Driving innovations through new applications in photonics

Breakout room 4

This session will highlight some of the applications for the latest innovations in emerging technologies. It will highlight the strength of the South West’s most innovative hi-tech companies, and how their latest cutting edge technology will impact us.

Murray Reed, CTO of Gooch and Housego and a recent UK transplant after thirty years in Silicon Valley, will talk about how photonics, technology using light, has changed our lives in the last five years and how it is expected to evolve in the next ten. Expanding our worldwide communication network so we are all far more connected and linking us into a global imaging system so we can see everywhere are just two of the transformations already well under way.

Murray Reed

Chief Technology Officer, Gooch & Housego

12.00 – 12.25

A venture based approach to whole city change from Exeter City Futures

Baxter Suite

Dr Liz O’Driscoll from Exeter City Futures is proud to be able to present and showcase our Urban Impact Accelerator and launch our first challenges from the Exeter List. Exeter City Futures will help applicants build, validate and scale their business in our intensive start-up accelerator program located here in Exeter.

Dr Liz O'Driscoll

Head of Innovation, Exeter City Futures

12.00 – 12.25

Funding – Planning your bid for cash

Breakout room 15

This session will help those considering raising funds for their business or project from grant funders, lenders or venture capitalists, and will cover what is needed for a successful application, such as a strong business plan. Based on their experience managing a number of grant programmes, John Hutchings and John Lewis will explain what they are looking for when awarding funds, and so the session would be useful to those wishing to raise finance from various sources whether that be through pitching to banks, via crowdfunding or grant programmes. For those seeking more information or for questions afterwards you can visit the Plymouth University stand in the Innovation Showcase exhibition.

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John Hutchings

Programme Manager, RGF Grant Funds, Plymouth University

John Lewis

Project Officer, RGF Grant Funds, Plymouth University

12.30 – 13.25

HackFest - The Winners

County Suite

Come and see the finest young makers and innovators from across Devon pitch their product ideas to an audience of investors, entrepreneurs and industry professionals. This session will feature the winners of this year’s HackFest, a county-wide competition for young people to come together to create product prototypes that respond to the issues of the future. You’re welcome to join us as we celebrate the next generation of creative makers and entrepreneurs.

Oli Raud

Strategic Funding Manager - Plymouth College of Art

12.30 – 14.25

Marine Technology: case studies of excellence and opportunities

Martin Attrill – Director, Marine Institute & Professor of Marine Ecology, Plymouth University
Peter Beech – PR and Media Manager, WITT Energy
Brett Phaneuf – MD, MSubs
Ken Wittamore – Managing Director, Triskel Marine
Nicola Lloyd – Invest In Cornwall
Ellen Vernon – Economic Development Manager, North Devon Council
Anna Peachey – Plymouth City Council
David Elson – Lead Technologist Marine and Maritime, Innovate UK
Ian Godfrey – Teignbridge Propellers

Breakout room 4

The South West is recognised for its excellence in Marine science and technology. This session will showcase these strengths, providing case studies demonstrating some of the most exciting technologies being developed and commercialised from those at the cutting edge. There will be opportunities for investment and for innovators an insight into the lessons learned on the path to commercialisation. In addition the session will cover the assets and opportunities available in to the Marine and Marine Renewables sector in the SW from Enterprise Zones and the South Coast Marine Cluster to a snapshot of the future funding available for innovation.

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Martin Attrill

Director, Marine Institute & Professor of Marine Ecology, Plymouth University

Peter Beech

PR and Media Manager, WITT Energy

David Elson

Lead Technologist Marine and Maritime, Innovate UK

13.00 – 13.25

The role of bankers in the tech ecosystem – get the 3B’s (get BACKING, get BIG, get BOUGHT)

Exeter Suite

Most commentators would argue that the Banking industry is ripe for technology disruption. With new entrants, peer to peer platforms & fast changing technology – is there a role for traditional relationship management banking in the tech ecosystem? In this presentation Neil Bellamy makes the case for his industry whilst highlighting how major banks are embracing the challenge of Fintech.

Neil Bellamy

Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms at RBS/NatWest

13:00 – 13:25

Finding suitable partners for joint research, trade and collaboration

Baxter

Finding suitable partners for open innovation and collaborative research can be difficult. Susie Williams explains the support offered by EEN and talks about recent successes. Paul O’Collins will highlight how EEN can support businesses in finding suitable partners for trade and commercial activity.

Paul O'Collins

Head of Innovation, Business West

Susie Williams

EU Funding Adviser, Enterprise Europe Network

13.00 – 13.55

Crowdsourcing Innovation – learn how to develop powerful business solutions by harnessing collaborative creativity (Repeated session)

Breakout room 15

In a world where all knowledge is shared, innovation is the single most important factor in your business because innovation is what differentiates you from your competitors and enables you to develop products and services that people will pay for. Come to this 45 min session delivered by Oxford Innovation to explore how to enable the innovative development of a new or existing product or service in your business. During the session Lloyd Brina and Matthew Porter will take a real product or service example from the audience and then work together on the problem using a divergent thinking creativity tool. This session is also repeated at 10.30 in the same room.

Lloyd Brina

Business Coach, Oxford Innovation

Matthew Porter

Business Coach, Oxford Innovation

13.30 – 14.55

Digital Health – The opportunity for innovators

Cathy Francis – Regional Director for Patients & Information (South), Department of Health
Lars Sundstrom – Director of Enterprise, West of England AHSN
Jonathan Burr – CEO, Inteselant (HOWZ)
Ignat Drozdov – Managing Director, Bering Ltd
Matt Jameson Evans – Chief Medical Officer, HealthUnlocked
Matthew Goodman – Medical Director, Mapmyhealth
Lyndon Johnson – NHS Accounts Director, Patients Know Best

Breakout room 2

The session focuses on the future of the digital health market. Cathy Francis will set the scene, setting out the future trends and highlighting potential opportunities for innovators and businesses to respond to the challenges facing the NHS. Participants will also hear examples of emerging innovation and understand the real world experiences of innovators in the digital health market. Speakers will include:
- Cathy Francis, Regional Director for Patients & Information (South), Department of Health: Cathy will provide an overview of the perceived trends in the digital health market and the opportunities for industry to meet NHS challenges
- Lars Sundstrom, West of England AHSN: Lars will share his views on the future of the digital health market, drawing on experiences developing the Diabetes Digital Coach Test Bed, an industry partnership project based in Bristol with the aim of utilising digital technology to improve diabetes patient management.
- Real world examples: chance to hear from innovators developing digital health solutions, including Ignat Drosdov, Managing Director, Bering Limited; Jonathan Burr, CEO, Intelesant; Matt Jameson Evans, Chief Medical Officer, HealthUnlocked; Matthew Goodman, Medical Director, Mapmyhealth and Lyndon Johnson, NHS Accounts Director, Patients Know Best

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13.30 – 14.25

Access to Finance Panel

Exeter Suite

Innovative high tech companies require funding. Different forms of finance are appropriate at different times and for different purposes, in particular; depending on the maturity of the company, the stage of development of its technology, and demand for its products and services.

This strategic session will explore the escalating funding strategy that innovative high tech companies should consider as they develop. Based around a case study from Ashwoods Automotive with insight into Crowdfunding, Grants, Lending, Business Angel and Venture Capital – we will explore the options for funding, when they are appropriate, the value they can bring and what the funders can expect in return.

The case study comes from Mark Roberts, Managing Director of Ashwoods Automotive – with input from the Crowd (Darren Westlake, CEO of Crowdcube), UKBAA; Roderick Beer, Innovate UK (Bruce Colley, Access to Finance Manager), High Tech Incubation (Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director, SETsquared Bristol), Venture Capital (Stuart Nicol, Consultant, Maven Capital Partners UK LLP) and banking (David Bird, Santander).

Monika Radclyffe

Director, SETsquared Bristol

Darren Westlake

Co-Founder and CEO, Crowdcube

Bruce Colley

Access to Finance Manager, Innovate UK

Mark Roberts

Managing Director, Ashwoods Automotive

Stuart Nicol

Consultant, Maven Capital Partners UK LLP

Roderick Beer

Strategic Relations Director, UKBAA

14.00 – 14.25

Essential intellectual property bootcamp

Baxter Suite

So, you’ve come up with a killer concept and you are desperately trying to get your business off the ground ahead of any competitors. But how do you protect your concept? What if someone claims you’ve stolen their idea? What will future investors be looking for? How can you navigate through these questions all within your startup-sized budget? Intellectual property can seem like a “dark art”. However, a little knowledge is definitely a good thing. Tom Torkar will focus on the key points entrepreneurs and start-ups should bear in mind when building a business around a new concept.

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Tom Torkar

Head of Technology, Media and Communications, Michelmores LLP

14.00 – 14.25

How to back a winner – strategy for success when launching something new from SWMAS

Breakout room 15

An interactive workshop to help companies and individuals develop their ideas and turn potential into reality – how to get from concept to customer in quick time and at minimal cost.

The session will include a mix of tools and techniques with first hand case study examples from local businesses. SWMAS have helped hundreds of businesses make it – so why not come along and be the next!

Martyn Pearson

Manufacturing Specialist, SWMAS

Paul Gilbert

Manufacturing Specialist, SWMAS

14.00 – 14.55

Get the inside track on international success from top local exporters

County Suite

Listen to three regional businesses describe their export journey, lows, highs, and lessons learnt. Jeremy Burgess will explain how the agricultural engineering giant, Sparex Group has expanded to include 18 companies in 17 countries. Jeremy will have advice for those just starting out as well as the more mature company looking to expand. Lucy Cox and Lerryn Ryall from Halto will speak from their recent experience of sourcing a Chinese manufacturer and launching sales in Australia. Paul Howarth will explore his journey with Pansensic and Akumen. A panel discussion will follow the presentations chaired by the UKTI with questions from the audience.

Paul Howarth

CEO, Pansensic & CEO, Akumen

Lucy Cox

Founder, Halto

Lerryn Ryall

Founder, Halto

Jeremy Burgess

Managing Director, Sparex Group

14.30 -14.55

Play your equity cards right - how to attract investors and reward staff effectively

Baxter Suite

With a range of tax incentives like SEIS and EIS and Entrepreneurs Relief to promote equity investment in early stage companies, and tax-friendly ways to allow employees to become shareholders, designing the right package for investors and staff can give you a real advantage. Timing is critical to lock in maximum benefit. Michelmores LLP Corporate Finance Lawyer Richard Cobb will give an outline of the key things to consider, and mistakes to avoid.

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Richard Cobb

Head of Corporate, Michelmores LLP

14:45 – 15:25

An Introduction to Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China

Exeter Suite

Well established as a global hub for tech manufacturing, China is now looking to make the shift to a leading global tech innovator. While China is already home to global tech giants such as Huawei, ZTE, Alibaba and Tencent, a new and vibrant ecosystem of start-up tech firms and entrepreneurs is also rapidly developing. Attend this session to learn about China’s technology eco-system, how government policies are helping to drive innovation, and to better understand the opportunities for UK entrepreneurs to work with Chinese partners or enter the dynamic and fast-changing Chinese market.

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Mark Hedley

China Business Adviser and ICT Director, China-Britain Business Council

15.00 – 15.25

What is Equity Crowdfunding and how can it benefit my company? A seminar by Crowdcube

Breakout room 15

Richard Eckley is the Senior Investment Analyst at the leading equity crowdfunding company in the UK; Crowdcube. He will explain what it takes to create a successful crowdfunding campaign, what investors are looking for in the companies they invest in and how to promote your campaign.

Richard Eckley

Senior Investment Analyst, Crowdcube

15.00 – 15.55

Digital Health – A deep dive into mobile health

Breakout room 2

This session takes a ‘deep dive’ into the mobile health market. Participants will be taken through the key things to consider when developing a mobile health application, including usability design, regulation, efficacy/ evidence and patient engagement. Speakers include:
- Dr George Brighton, GP and NHS England Clinical Entrepreneurship Fellow: George will draw on his clinical experience and real world examples of developing mobile health applications to explore the mobile health application development process.
- Dr Craig Newman, Senior Research Fellow & Mobile Health Tech Innovations Lead, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry: Craig will draw on his expertise in usablity design, research and mobile health application development for the NHS and patients

Dr Craig Newman

Senior Research Fellow & Mobile Health Tech Innovations Lead, Plymouth University

Dr George Brighton

GP and NHS Clinical Entrepreneurship Fellow

15.00 – 15.55

Satellite Applications 101

Andy Williams – Principal Consultant, Ap Tech, Avanti Communications
Dave Benson – Regional Sales Director, EMEA & Russia, Enterprise, Digital Globe
Luca Perletta – Sales Engineering Manager, EMEA & Russia, Digital Globe
Matt Cosby – Chief Scientist, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd
Joel Freedman – Satellite Catapult

Breakout room 4

Cathrine Armour, Director of the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications will host this introduction to satellite applications which will cover data, tools and technology for application development. Satellite data and imagery provide information for analysis and decision-making, from natural hazards to mining, defence and security to weather as well as satellites providing technology for vital communications. This session will explore how over time the use of satellite data and technology in applications has changed as the user community has become more sophisticated. It will include a short tutorial on API’s, data and tools for applications development.

15.30 – 15.55

Navigating rewards based crowdfunding: how to validate ideas, find new customers and raise cash at the same time from Crowdfunder

Breakout room 15

Rewards based crowdfunding is growing rapidly in the UK, and it’s not just for community groups. Start ups and established businesses are using it to validate business models, and new product lines, drive engagement with new and old customers, create widespread awareness and build customer bases. Simon Walker will take us through some of the more successful projects on Crowdfunder, what they did right and the mistakes they made so you don’t have to.

Simon Walker

Head of Campaign Strategy, Crowdfunder

15:30 – 16.15

Smart City projects – How SMEs can become involved

Exeter Suite

Global companies are collaborating with city authorities in consortia that aim to provide smart city solutions utilising IoT. How can innovative small companies participate in such projects? Paul Garner will explain BT’s approach to Data Hubs for IoT applications. The approach provides an environment which makes it easier for data owners to share data sets without losing ownership or control of their data and which supports the creation of new applications and services, by innovative SMEs.

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Paul Garner

Head of Future Business Technology Research Practice, BT Technology, Service & Operations

15.30 – 16.30

Games For Better - A 48 hour game jam for antibiotic resistance awareness

County Suite

This presentation looks to showcase the power of games and interactive media in spreading awareness of important global issues. Following on from the Games For Better game jam, a hackathon-style event where teams compete to build a game, from concept to implementation, in just 48 hours and based on a particular theme, this session will see each of the winning teams presenting their project, and explaining their experience, their development process, and their end product.

The theme for the ‘Games For Better’ Game Jam was ‘Antibiotic Resistance Awareness’, and all of the projects created at the event look to inform the player about the issue of Antibiotic Resistance, as well as teaching the player what they can do to help prevent it. If you’re interested in learning how games can help us approach important subjects such as this, then this is the session for you.

Jack Gill

Managing Director, So Good Studios

15.30 – 16.30

Working with your local universities – including new opportunities with Degree Apprenticeships from Plymouth University and the University of Exeter

Baxter Suite

Find out how to access the world-class expertise, skills and facilities available to support businesses in the region. This session will also cover the recently launched degree apprenticeships offer, with Plymouth University and the University of Exeter discussing how they are engaging with this innovative mode of combining higher and vocational education, and how businesses can benefit.

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Chris Evans

Head of Regional Impact, University of Exeter

Adrian Dawson

Head of GAIN Partnerships and Projects, Plymouth University

Prof Pete Vukusic

Associate Dean for Education, University of Exeter

Mark Stone

Head of UK Partnerships, Plymouth University

16.00 – 16.30

Pathways to Funding for Satellite Applications

Breakout room 4

Funding pathways for satellite centric applications are many and varied. Often the source of available funding is dependent upon where you are in terms of ‘Innovation Readiness’ – whether you’re researching your idea, looking to test and develop a prototype or ready to launch your product commercially.

This session will help you determine where you are in relation to accessing various types of funding, what funding may be available and how to position your project for funding. We will also look at current funding calls and what the providers are looking for. Bring your idea or project and receive advice on how you might secure available funding. Hear from a ‘geo’ entrepreneur who has recently secured £1 million in funding.

Additionally an update of relevant, current funding calls will be provided at this session, hosted by Cathrine Armour, Director of the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications

David Critchley

CEO, Proteus

Catherine Holt

Horizon 2020 National Advisor, Innovate UK

Ian Jones

Founder & CEO, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd

Nicola Lloyd

Head of Inward Investment, Invest in Cornwall, Cornwall Development Company

Andy Proctor

Advisor, Emerging & Enabling Technologies, Innovate UK

16.00 – 16.30

Understanding our science and innovation excellence for business growth

Breakout room 15

Science and Innovation Audits, supported by the UK Government, are about transforming the partnership between academia and industry to deliver business growth, productivity and global comparative advantage locally and for the UK. This session will tell you about the findings and plans from our audit of South West England and South East Wales.

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Dr Deborah Watson

Consultant & Director of Gradsouthwest

16:25 – 16:45

Closing Address and Announcement of Pitchfest winners

Exeter Suite

The winners of the Pitchfest competition will be announced and presented with their prizes, and Martin Brown will officially bring the day to a close.

Martin Brown

Chair, Venturefest South West

Disclaimer

Venturefest South West reserves the right, without notice or liability, to vary or withdraw activities, speakers or parts of programmes at any time.

9.00 – 16.30

Innovation Showcase

Estuary Suite & Main Entrance

The Innovation Showcase brings together the most exciting businesses in the South West for you to discover new technology, meet valuable contacts and find out how pioneers in our key sectors are innovating. Make sure you have time in your schedule to visit the exhibits inside and out.

If you are interested in exhibiting next year please email info@venturefest-sw.co.uk to register your interest. When applications open to take part in 2017 you’ll be notified.

8.30 – 17.00

Networking Café

Chiefs Suite

Refreshments can be purchased in the café with space to take time out from the event, meet with new contacts and refuel. Tea and coffee is available free of charge at the drinks stations around the venue throughout the day.

9.30 – 16.30

UKTI 1-2-1’s

Meeting Room 17

UKTI advisors will be available throughout the day to give advice and guidance to new and established businesses looking to reach new customers overseas. No need to book, just drop in to the meeting room when convenient.

9.30 – 16.30

Innovate UK 1-2-1’s

Meeting Room 18

Meet advisors from the Innovate UK family: Innovate UK, KTN, EEN and Catapults. Book in for your 1-2-1 meeting at the Innovate UK stand in the Innovation Showcase on the day.

13.30 – 16.30

Digital Health - Market Access Surgeries

Meeting Room 1

Rob Berry of Kent-Surrey-Sussex AHSN runs Market Access Surgeries, an opportunity for industry to understand how their product market access is perceived in the eyes of the NHS. Issues such as incentives, money flow around the NHS and affordability are often poorly understood by companies wishing to access the NHS market place. Rob’s firsthand experience means he is well placed to provide this advice. Rob will be joined by South West AHSN colleagues, Stuart Monk, Innovation Programme Manager and Jon Siddall, Director of Innovation. Dr George Brighton will also be on hand to support bringing his wealth of experience in mobile health app development for the NHS market. Interested companies are invited to take part in a Market Access Surgery at different points during the day. Book into a session here or contact info@swahsn.com for more details.

Rob Berry

Head of Innovation and Research, Kent-Surrey-Sussex AHSN

Stuart Monk

Programme Manager - Innovation, South West AHSN

Jon Siddall

Director of Innovation, South West AHSN

Dr George Brighton

Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, NHS England

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