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 Dinner “Battery Investor Dinner” Help investors meet the battery value chain. Leading industry figures and government
30-Sep Dinner “Oxford Science Scale up” Leveraging world class science OSI, Inward investor, Harwell Campus
14-Oct London Dinner “Passing through the Eye of the Storm” How to manage in a crisis between a lead shareholder, chairman, CEO and founder Bessemer members and their board
18-Nov Dinner “Northern Vision of Renewal” How advanced manufacturing is coalecsing in the North Leading industrial innovators and government figures
2-Dec Dinner “Lifetime Fellowship Award” To recognise the Bessemer Spirit High Level Guest

The format of a meeting

Meetings typically comprise:

Short Presentations by Members
Drinks and networking

Event Payment

(Temporarily Suspended – By Private Invitation Only)