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