left to right: Andrew Wilkinson, Simon Hepworth and Karin Immergluck

We have partnered TenU, the collaboration between the tech transfer offices of University of Cambridge, Columbia University, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, KU Leuven, University of Manchester, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Oxford, Stanford University and University College London to bring you three panels recorded live in front of a select group of guests in London.

This second panel features Andrew Wilkinson, chief executive of University of Manchester Innovation Factory, Anne Lane, chief executive of UCL Business and GUV Lifetime Achievement awardee, and Simon Hepworth, director of enterprise at Imperial College London.

The panel discusses how universities can build ecosystems and what the challenges are even in cities like London that look like they may have it all figured out. The panel also looks at the importance of local government’s involvement and ponders audience member Jeff Skinner’s purposefully contentious argument that venture funding like Northern Gritstone is the wrong route to pursue.

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