12 Sept All day

To celebrate our 20th anniversary we are going back to our roots and will be showcasing all the cutting edge technology and thinking that Oxfordshire is known for the world over.

We are also moving – both the date and the venue! We are pleased to announce that the 20th Venturefest Oxford event will be on Wednesday 12th September at the Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus.  The brand new space at Brookes offers us unparalleled opportunities to put together a fantastic event. Planning is well underway and we will be launching our programme in May alongside registration. Venturefest20 will focus on technology sectors in Oxford that have the transformative potential for the local, UK and world economies: Digital Health\Life Sciences, Quantum Computing, Space, Autonomous Vehicles/Robotics. The event will showcase the technologies, the application and the opportunities within these sectors and will engage big business and investors in celebrating the potential of our county. Morning sessions will offer an insight into the technologies behind these four cutting edge sectors, followed in the afternoon by a look at the applications currently envisaged. Some of the business working in these sectors will be sharing their ideas and new products. To wrap it up, our closing panel discussion will consider the implications and opportunities offered by these four sectors – and make no mistake they will impact us all!  It truly is a revolution in progress and we are proud to be part of it. We haven’t forgotten the young businesses in these sectors either – in between these sessions, our long-standing Pitching for Success competition will take place.  This offers 20 young businesses the chance to pitch for funding, mentoring or even skills, linked together with informative discussions from investor panels. Plus we have our largest exhibition yet, an extensive Innovation Showcase hosted by the Science & Technology Facilities Council and some very exciting displays which know will generate huge interest … and excitement. Find out more: https://venturefestoxford.com/venturefest-2018

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