Investor Insight – Opportunities from UK Research & Technology

Wednesday, 29 November 2017
17:15 – 20:00

The Office Group, 8th Floor Gridiron Building, One Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG


16:45 – Registration tea and coffee

17:15 – Welcome from Ian Taylor, Chairman of the Rainbow Seed Fund advisory board

17:20 – Catapult Network – highlights of how the Catapults are helping innovative products be adopted.

  • Marcus Harrison of the Medicines Discovery Catapult
  • Paul Jordan of the Energy Systems Catapult
  • Tom Lowndes of the Future Cities

17:35 – Rainbow Seed Fund – examples of innovative research from Rainbow’s partner network of publicly-funded science institutes and campuses.

  • Peter Orrell of the James Hutton Institute
  • Professor Che Connon of the University of Newcastle
  • [] of the National Physical Laboratory [tbc]

17:50 – Mission Oriented Innovation and Directed Growth – Mariana Mazzucato: Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value and Director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London (UCL). Mariana’s work is focused on the economics of innovation, finance and economic growth, and the role of the State in modern capitalism.

18:25 – How Innovate UK’s Investment Accelerator Pilot is working with Rainbow Seed Fund to accelerate innovation and build companies. Nick Basset of Innovate UK

18:35– Questions – Ian Taylor

18: 45 – Drinks & canapés

20:00 – Close

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