LISTEN to our panel discussion: Government innovation in science and tech at Bristol Technology Festival

Written by Luke Allsop

Chaired by Eleanor Willock, Head of Mantis, the panel discussion and networking event gave the science and tech community access to the Government’s own perspective on the topic, VC input on the industry investment landscape, and discussion opportunity with growth and collaboration specialists.

A world-leading programme of innovation in science and tech is a huge Government priority. How does it manage its ecosystem and partnerships to achieve this? How can firms wanting to work with Public Sector innovators become suppliers and grow their business? Where are investors focused right now? How will the NHS and health tech industry collaborate? These were just some of the questions the panellists tackled during the discussion.

Panellists included:

  • Matt Newman, Deputy Director of Accelerated Access Collaboration for Innovation, Research and Life Sciences, NHS England.
  • Alex Leach, acting director of innovation at the West of England AHSN.
  • Hugo Villanueva, biotech and health specialist VC, Octopus Ventures.
  • Dr Chen Mao Davies, CEO and Founder, LatchAid, Innovate UK Women in Innovation Award Winner 2021