CIMR Debates in Public Policy: Autumn 2021 calendar

Our very successful series of online lunchtime seminars is continuing in the Summer term of 2021 with an exciting programme of events. The events take place on Wednesdays lunchtime.

In each, leading scholars and practitioners will present their ideas on current economic, innovation and policy issues. You will have the chance to respond to their ideas.

Please join us for the next events by registering at the links provided below.

Wednesday September 22nd, 2-3:30 pm – “Unlocking the potential of disabled entrepreneurs”

David Walsh (Flamefinch Partners LLP), Dr Eva Kašperová (Aston Business School), Beth Kume-Holland (Patchwork Hob), David Halabisky (OECD), Chair: Jacqueline Winstanley, FRSA (Universal Inclusion)

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Wednesday October 6th, 1-2 pm – “Entrepreneurship policies through a gender lens

Professor Colette Henry (Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland), Professor Severine Le Loarne (Grenoble Ecole de Management, France), Chair: Dr Jonathan Potter (OECD)

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Wednesday October 13th, 1-2:30 pm – “Unlocking the potential of Black and Ethnic Minority entrepreneurs”

Professor Helen Lawton Smith (Birkbeck, University of London), Jabo Butera (Diversity Business Incubator), Sharniya Ferdinand (NatWest Group), Brenda King (European Economic and Social Committee), Yemi Jackson Engage Transform), Kimberley Mamhende (Centre for African Entrepreneurship), Chair: Professor Monder Ram, OBE (Aston Business School)

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Wednesday October 27th, 1-2 pm – Innovation Finance: public or private?

Professor Asa Lindholm Dahlstrand (Circle, Lund University), Professor Peter Jelfs (Brunel University), Dr Iain Evans (Physical Sciences Innovation), Discussant: Rebecca Todd (Longwall Ventures), Chair: Professor Tim Vorley (Oxford Brookes University)

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Wednesday November 17th, 1-2 pm – A watershed moment for UK Life Sciences Policy – How broken is it and do we need to fix it?

Dr Clive Dix (C4X Discovery, former Deputy Chair of the UK Vaccines Task Force), Dr Danuta Jeziorska (Academic Founder, Executive Director & CEO Nucleome Therapeutics), Dr Deborah Spencer (Deputy Head Innovation & Business Partnerships, University of Oxford) Chair: Emma Palmer Foster (Birkbeck & EJ Palmer Consulting)

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Wednesday 8 December 2021, 5-6 pm – Centre for Innovation Management and Research (CIMR) in conversation with Touker Suleyman of Dragon’s Den

It has been said that Entrepreneurs must innovate to stay relevant, which is why we are thrilled to have a seasoned and well-known entrepreneur Touker Suleyman (of Dragon’s Den) as our special guest at this year’s Centre for Innovation Management and Research (CIMR) MSc students event. We will listen to Touker as he relays his inspiring entrepreneurial journey, before seeing him take on his role as a dragon and offer advice to 2 students who will pitch their business to him in 3mins. 

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