09:30   Registration and networking


Welcome and introduction by Paul Hardaker, Chief Executive, Institute of Physics and James McKenzie, IOP Vice President for Business and Chair of the Business Innovation and Growth Group


Keynote Luis Gomes sharing insights in starting a high-tec enterprise and growing it into a multi-million pound business.


Presentations and Panel discussion with 2018 Business Award Winners
(EndoMag, Innovative Physics, Leonardo, PepsiCo and Plastipack)

12:30 Lunch and networking


Parallel workshops

Workshop 1: Global Market Access: From Local to Global and everything in between
Workshop 2: Innovation: Lessons from Experience - examining the Innovation Landscape
Workshop 3: Junk the Jargon: How to Communicate your Work to Non-Technical Audience


Parallel workshops

Workshop 4: Access to finance
Workshop 5: Meet the Press: Building Relationships Between Industry, Journalists and Publishers
Workshop 6: Fellows Workshop 


Networking and drinks reception – James McKenzie in conversation with Mike Biddle, Interim Deputy Executive Chair and Chief Operating Officer, and Director - Strategy for Innovate UK, who will talk about the Industrial Challenge Fund and matters related to the UK Government Industrial Strategy. 

18:00 Close

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Key dates

Early registration deadline:

1 February 2019

Registration deadline:

20 February 2019

Organised by the IOP Business Innovation and Growth Group

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