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Agenda

Wednesday 7th March

08.00 - 09.00

Registration

 Session 1: Setting the Scene

9.10 - 9.30

Welcome Speech

Ken Skates AM (Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport) & Vaughan Gething AM (Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services.)

9.30 - 9.50

Sir Mansel Aylward, Chair of Life Sciences Hub Wales & Cari-Anne Quinn, CEO Life Sciences Hub Wales

Conducting innovation, accelerating adoption and creation transformational partnerships: How Life Sciences Hub Wales will work with industry and the NHS to achieve mutual success. 

9.50 - 10.20

Dr Ian Campbell, Innovate UK

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and the Focus on Life Sciences

10.20 - 10.50

Break

Exhibtion & Partnering

10.50 - 11.20

Andrew Goodall, NHS Wales Chief Executive

Innovation and partnerships in the NHS

 Session 2: Prosperity

11.20 - 11.50

Professor Karol Sikora, Chief Medical Officer, Proton Partners International

Wales leading the future of UK oncology with proton beam therapy

11.50 - 12.30

Caroline Thompson, CEO, Be The Spark

Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship: Be the Spark

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch

 Session 3: Partnerships & Innovation

13.30 - 14.00

Lt Gen Louis Lillywhite

Institutional factors which enable innovation

14.00 - 14.30

Professor Keith Harding, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre

Innovation & International collaborations in Wound Healing

14.30 - 15.00

Cath O'Brien, Director of Welsh Blood Service & Dr. Mark Briggs

Cell and Gene Therapy: Maximising benefit for Wales

15.00 - 15.30

Professor Marc Clement, Dean of School of Management at Swansea University &  Erik Nordkamp, Pfizer UK CEO

The Innovation Corridor

 Session 4: Workshops

15.40 - 16.20

Workshops

  • Department for International Trade (DIT) & Welsh Government - A Tale of Two Dragons:  Helping Welsh Companies Access China & Other International Markets
  • The Life Sciences Hub Wales – Capturing your thoughts on the operating plan
  • Welsh Government - NHS Wales and Janssen - A Haematological Malignancy Data Solution. ACCELERATE - The Welsh Healthcare Innovation and Technology Accelerator
  • Health Technology Wales - who are we and how can we support you?
  • British Business Bank & Development Bank For Wales - Access to Finance for SMEs
16.20 - 16.40

Break

Networking & Partnering

 Session 5: International Perspective

16.40 - 17.10

Dr. Steven Klein - Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer - Commercialization of Research

Innovation, Partnerships, and Prosperity in Quebec: The IRICoR Model of Transforming Research into Innovative Therapies

17.10 - 17.30

Closing Remarks

David Sheppard Head of China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Life Sciences Organisation - Department for International Trade support to Welsh exporters and priorities for the next 5 years

17.30 - 17.40

Mick McGuire, Director of Sectors & Business, Welsh Government

17.40 - 19.00

Networking Drinks Reception

19.00 - 22.00

Gala dinner

Please note these tickets are sold separately at £100

The content and timings of this programme are subject to change.