Arc Universities

The life sciences sector is at the heart of economic and social prosperity in the UK.  Earmarked by government as a strategic priority region, the Prime Minister has described the Oxford-Cambridge Arc as “the greatest scientific constellation in this hemisphere”.

This webinar, from the Arc Universities Group, Bidwells and CBI will look at the emerging needs and priorities to develop the Life Sciences sector across the Arc region.

Key discussion themes:

  • How will scientific and technological advances in Life Sciences have implications on the real estate required to accommodate R&D businesses over the coming decade?
  • What is required for growth of innovation clusters and how do we enhance collaboration between institutions, government and business?
  • What lessons can be learned from successful clusters outside the UK?

Speakers & Panellists:

Harriet Fear MBE (Chair) – Director of Cambridge& / Chair of Cambridge Ahead

Prof Matthew Wood – University of Oxford, Co-Chair of AUG Life Sciences working group

Elie Gamburg – Principal, KPF Architects

Sue Foxley – Research Director, Bidwells

Jake Harrison – Policy Advisor, Life Sciences and Healthcare, CBI

Dr Kathryn Chapman – Deputy Director, Milner Therapeutics, University of Cambridge

Matt Francis – Director of Operations and Enterprise, Oxford Trust  / Oxford Innovation

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