MPLS Enterprise Fellow’s Entrepreneurship Summit 2020

3rd November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Pitching for funding is a skill that is much needed for the next career step.

Designed for young researchers curious about the possibilities of being entrepreneurial with research!

Are you keen on science entrepreneurship? Join us for this event that showcases how Oxford academics have applied their science to solve real world problems. This is an occasion to foster innovation and encourage the next generation of scientists.

We will bring together academic and industry researchers, founders and investors to explore everything from how to apply science industrially to starting your own entrepreneurial projects.


9.00-9.15 Registration

9.15 Introduction and Welcome

Spotlight on OU Spinouts:

1. Mikesh Udani (Albus Health)

2. Per Lundin (Evox Therapeutics)

3. Holly Reeve (HydRegen)

4. Aurelian Trichet (Oxford HighQ)

5. Fritz Volrath (Spintex and Oxford Biomaterials)

11.00 Panel 1: What are the needs of industry and investors?

Simon J. Hollingsworth, AstraZeneca

Noelle Gracie, Elsevier

Mary McKenna, Angel investor and Said Business School

Sam Harman – OSI associate

Don Spalinger , ICURe

12.00 Panel 2: What resources and support are available to you at Oxford?

Sarah Jones – Creative Destruction Labs at SBS

Brendan Ludden – Oxford University Innovation

Nessa Carey – Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence

Alan Roth – Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence

Leah Thompson – Enterprising Oxford

Chris Jones – MPLS Industrial partnerships team

13.00 Close of programme

Note: We encourage people to submit questions to the panels in advance of the event: please email your question (and indicate which panel or individual you want to answer it ) to


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