Date Type Topic Focus Speakers
Feb 6 London Dinner “Shake Up the City Money Tree” When and why will markets turn Lord Willetts
Gervais Williams
Feb 22 London Dinner “Manufacturing Manifesto” Importance of advanced manufacturing for the economy Senior government participation
Mar 6 London Pub “Investor Pains” How to avoid the wrong investors Bessemer members
Corporate law firm
Mar 26 London Dinner “New Nuclear and Fusion” Urgency to deliver base load to meet future demand Nuclear AMRC
Rolls-Royce SMR
Tokamak Energy
Apr 24 Sheffield Dinner “ManuTech UK” Plotting growth in the automation and robotics sectors Factory 2050
May 15 London Pub “Ready to Go Big” When is the right timing to raise a major investment round Bessemer members
May 30 Manchester Dinner “A National Strategy for the New and Advanced Materials Sector” The Challenge to build on the UK’s Powerful Scientific Assets Henry Royce Institute
Manchester Innovation Factory
July 4 Bristol Dinner “Leveraging Defence and Aerospace Assets” Where Defence and Aerospace Sovereign Assets Intersect Lord Willetts
Aerospace Prime
Defence Accelerator
Sep 5 Sheffield Pub “From Cambridge to Sheffield with Love” Extending Cambridge’s reach to the North Sheffield and Cambridge Eco Systems
Sep 18 London Dinner “Entrepreneurial Escalator” Review available means to grow faster Deep Tech Labs
Venture Builder
New Entrepreneur
Oct 9 London Dinner “TATA First Rate Encounter” Discovering opportunities for collaboration with the Tata Group Selected TATA Group Companies; Business with India
Oct 31 Warwick Dinner “EV Performance Car Sector” Opportunities for the performance supply chain WMG
Nov 14 London Pub “Going into the World” Options for expanding overseas Bessemer members
Dec 4 London Dinner “Bessemer Lifetime Fellowship Award and New Entrepreneur Award” Awarded to a HardTech leader embodying the Bessemer Spirit and to Entrepreneurs starting out High Level Guest to Make the Award

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