Innovation Leaders Conference (ILC)

Organization: Innovation Forum

Venue: Gillespie Centre

Location: Cambridge, Cambrisgeshire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Feb 27, 2014 / 8:00 am - (GMT) End Date/Time: Feb 28, 2014 / 8:00 pm - (GMT)
Registration Date: Feb 27, 2014 Time: 23:59:00(GMT)
Early Registration Date: Jan 20, 2014 Time: 23:59:00(GMT)
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Innovation Leaders Conference promotes the translation of cutting edge research into leading products and services – by building bridges between academia, industry and government and linking innovative minds across disciplines.


Hosted by the Innovation Forum, a network of multidisciplinary innovative talent, the Innovation Leaders Conference brings together 200 academics, business leaders, disruptive entrepreneurs and venture capital to stimulate communication and catalysepartnering for the next generation of innovative technology.


The conference centres on innovation in high-tech industries, with a particular focus on:

• Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

• Energy Production

• Nanotechnology


The two-day meeting in Cambridge will include:

• Insight keynote lectures from leading R&D executives and eminent academics

• Panel discussion on barriers to scientific entrepreneurship

• Workshops by industrial leaders

• Poster session and exhibition of companies’ innovative products


Clare College
United Kingdom


Innovation Forum
United Kingdom

Conference Speakers

  • Prof. Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (Vice Chancellor, University of Cambridge)
  • Prof. Sir Greg Winter (Master of Trinity College, Cambridge)
  • Patrick Verheyen (Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre London)
  • Martino Picardo (CEO, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst)
  • Antony Mattessich (CEO, Mundipharma)
  • Prof. Chris Lowe (Director, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge)
  • Dr. Jane Osbourn (Vice President Research and Site Leader, MedImmune)
  • Dr. Rosemary Drake (CSO at TAP Biosystems)
  • Dr. Harren Jhoti (President and Director at Astex Pharmaceuticals)
  • Mark Bartlett (Co-founder of Geneix LTD)
  • Dr. David Williams (Co-founder of Bactevo, CEO of Discuva)
  • Colin Hailey (Partner at Confluence Tax)
  • Dr. Kevin Johnson (Partner an Index Ventures, London)
  • Simon Merritt (Director at Flywheel Marketing and Innovation)
  • Bob Pettigrew (business angel)
  • Dr. Tim Minshall (Lecturer in Technology Management, University of Cambridge)
  • Dr. Shai Vyakarnam (Director of Centre of Entrepreneurial Learning, University of Cambridge)
  • Charles Collis (External Technology and Research Manager at Dyson LTD)
  • Helen Goulden (Executive Director, Innovation Lab, Nesta)
  • Andy Richards (Serial Biotechnology Entrepreneur and Business Angel)
  • Amanda Brooks (Director for Innovation for the UK Government Department of Business, Innovation and Skills)