The programme at 2015 will again feature the three main streams: Funding, Learning and Innovation.


The Innovation Stream is represented by the four key stages of business: Birth, Childhood, Adolescence and Adult. We recognise that the needs of a business changes as it matures. These four sessions each have half a day of presentations and workshops focused on what a business really needs to know at that particular stage. These sessions will be led by the Network Navigators from Oxfordshire’s key clusters: Advanced Engineering, Cryogenics, Digital, Life Science, Low Carbon and Space.


There will be three keynote sessions, the opening session at 0900, lunchtime keynote at 1245 and the closing keynote and panel debate at 1645, all in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre.


The lunchtime keynote will be at 1245 – 1330 From White Board to White Coats & Waves,
Mike Brady. Read more about this session here.


The closing plenary will be at 1645 – 1730 Oxford and Cambridge in conversation: How to get beneath the rhetoric and get some action! Addressing one of the most topical issues, a distinguished panel will be discussing the growth and innovation agenda.  Join us for Oxford and Cambridge in conversation and be part of the debate. Read more about this session here.


You can download the one page, at a glance programme here.  On arrival at Venturefest you will be provided with a printed at a glance programme and floorplan.


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