In the afternoon we take a pragmatic look at how models of innovation can transform business performance, direction and success. This session will kick-off with a keynote from acclaimed futurist and innovation expert Rohit Talwar.
We’ll then take a closer look at the innovative regional businesses who have disrupted and pivoted throughout the last year, seizing opportunities arising from Covid-19. Joining the panel, chaired by Caroline Theobald, will be Jonathan O’Halloran, CEO and co-founder of QuantuMDx, Dr Arnab Basu MBE, CEO at Kromek, Dr Lucy Foley, Director of CPI Biologics and Matthew Bedford, MD at Dräger and Stuart Miller from Innovate UK.
An Innovation Showcase business, QuantuMDx’ innovative Q-POC technology is enabling rapid-testing for Covid-19 ensuring fast-tracked results are available in a range of industries. Kromek have been awarded an innovate UK grant of £1.25m to customise its biological threat-detection solution for the automated detection of all airborne viruses, including COVID-19. CPI have been a central part of the Government’s vaccination taskforce since the onset of the pandemic last-year and Dräger secured a lucrative contract supplying the Government with respiratory masks.
The panel will discuss how innovation during time of crisis can enable growth and sustainability and will also look at how their innovations are paving the way out of the current pandemic.