Date Type Topic Focus Speakers
11-Feb WebDin “New Times” How the “new times” may impact Hard Tech from a government, City and international perspective Lord David Willetts, Daniel Glazer, US Law Firm, Hitesh Thakrar, City
3-Mar WebDin “Corporate Venturing” Trends and needs in corporate venturing Williams Advanced Engg, Johnson Matthey, Owen Mumford
25-Mar WebDin “New Collaborative Structures” Building end-to-end supply chains into “task force consortia” in different industries Dick Elsy, Ventilator Challenge; Ian Constance, APC; Matthew Durdy, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
15-Apr WebDin “Innovation by Design” Encouraging different ways of thinking via diversity of perspective and thought Alicia Greated, KTN; Stewart Edmondson, Electronic Skills Foundation; Design House Leader, Phil Gray
6-May WebDin “Oxford Primed for Growth” Oxford’s growth assets BGF, Harwell Campus, OxLEP
20-May WebDin “Ambition and Government” Aiming high, taking big bets, and showing international leadership Lord Willetts, Paul Stein, Rolls-Royce, BEIS, Big Bet Companies, Silicon Valley
9-Jun WebDin “Pre-COP26 Climate Agenda” How to reach the Net Zero End Game by working forward backwards Oxford Net Zero, Prof Henry Snaith IP Group plc
8-Jul WebDin “Hydrogen Revolution” How quickly will it take off? Sir Vince Cable, Rolls-Royce, Johnson Matthey
16-Sep Oxford Dinner “Battery Scale Up Ready to Go” Investor forum Hannah Boardman, BEIS Robert Macleod, CEO, Johnson Matthey Graham Hoare, Global Ops, Britishvolt
7-Oct Oxford Dinner “Hard Tech Inspirations” Inspirational engineering Leading Oxford exponents
28-Oct London Dinner “Chairman of the Board” Perspectives on the function of the board Chairmen and Bessemer members
11-Nov London Dinner “Semiconductor National Strategy” Establishing the conditions for an investment fund Lord Willetts, Eileen Tanghal, Drew Nelson
2-Dec London Dinner Lifetime Fellowship Award and AGM To recognise the Bessemer Spirit Awarded to Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce, supported by Sir Robin Saxby and Sir Vince Cable

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