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What is this event?

Imperial College London has been awarded a new UKRI Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) for translational activities to further develop the outputs of academic research towards having an impact in end-user communities. With the IAA set on fostering strategic partnerships across disciplines, All You Can Innovate returns this March 23, 2023 with networking and learning opportunities to help unlock the impact of your research.

Registrants can manage their own schedule, including meeting bookings with collaborators and industry partners, via our special meeting platform.

Express your interest and be part of AYCI – a gathering dedicated for Imperial academics focused on health, resilience, sustainability and smart sectors to share their technological advancements and seek advice from industry, charities, funders, investors and Imperial’s Enterprise division.

What is the agenda?

9:30 – Chair’s opening remarks
Dr Simon Hepworth, Director of Enterprise, Imperial College London

9:50 – Exploring UKRI Opportunities within the UK Innovation Landscape
Louise Jones, Head of Translation, Medical Research Council

10:10 – Translating Your Science into Drug Discovery and Development With Apollo
Stephanie Hopley, Program Director, and Richard Butt, Chief Scientific Officer, Apollo Therapeutics

10:30 – Discussing Translational Funding and Investment In Biotech
Sohaib Mir, Senior Investment Principal, LifeArc Ventures

11:05 – Break

11:15-12:30 – Unlocking the Impact of Imperial-led Research with IAA Opportunities

  • 11:15 – Introducing Impact Acceleration Account Opportunities
    Julie McCann, Vice-Dean of Research, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London;
    Graham Cooke, Vice-Dean of Research, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
  • 11:30 – Policy and Industrial Impact through Energy Briefing Papers
    Aidan Rhodes, Research Fellow, Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College London
  • 11:45 – Surviving the Innovation Death Valley – The Story of Permia Sensing
    Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Professor in Robotics, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London
  • 12:00 – Developing an Inhibitor of Transcription To treat Breast Cancer
    Charles Coombes, Professor of Medical Oncology, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Faculty of Medicine
  • 12:15 – Q&A with the panellists
    led by the Vice-Deans for Research at Imperial’s Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Natural Sciences

12:30 – Networking lunch

14:00-15:00 – Unravelling Imperial-led Translational Journeys

  • 14:00 – Exploring Peas as a Driver for Population Health
    Gary Frost, Chair in Nutrition & Dietetics, Department of Metabolism, Digestion & Reproduction, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London;
    Katerina Petropoulou, Research Associate, Department of Metabolism, Digestion & Reproduction, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
  • 14:15 – Commercialising Low-cost Ionic Liquids in the Bioeconomy
    Agnieszka Brandt-Talbot, Lecturer in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London
  • 14:30 – Transforming detection of Malaria in Africa using Digital Lab-on-a-Chip Diagnostics
    Pantelis Georgiou, Professor of Biomedical Electronics, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London;
    Aubrey Cunnington, Professor of Paediatric Infectious Disease, Department of Infectious Disease, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
  • 14:45 – Q&A with the panellists
    led by Mike Romanos, Associate Dean for Enterprise, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

15:00 – Break

15:15-16:00 – Reimagining Distinct Moving Parts to Impact

  • 15:15 – Panel Discussion: Tackling the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Translational Journeys
    Amanda Wolthuizen, Director of Public Affairs, Imperial College London;
    Raymond Hill, Visiting Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London;
    Sally Mardikian, Director, BioPharmaceuticals R&D, Business Development, Licensing and Strategy, AstraZeneca;
    Karolina Zapadka, Investor, Parkwalk Advisors
  • 15:45 – Closing Remarks and End of All You Can Innovate 2023
    Jonathan Weber, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

16:00 – Networking Drinks @ The Works, Sir Michael Uren Hub

Where is the event?

Address: 10th floor, Translation and Innovation Hub (iHub), Imperial College London White City Campus, 80 Wood Lane, London W12 7TA

The venue is accessible by tube, Bus and cycling. Additional details will be provided on how to locate the venue via email closer to the event. 

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