Oct
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

Final Pitch Day: White City Innovators' Programme

The White City Innovators’ Programme run in partnership with Natwest is our flagship pre-accelerator programme. We take on 10 of London’s most exciting tech start-ups and provide them with free space, mentorship and training over four weeks in areas such as fundraising, team building, IP, marketing and pitch practice.

We are pleased to invite you to the programme's Final Pitch Day, where the companies will pitch to a panel of experts from Imperial Innovations, NatWest and Coutts Investments. The best pitch will win £8000 and six months Virtual Membership to the Incubator.

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th!

  • 1300-1330: Registration
  • 1330-1345: Welcome and opening remarks
  • 1345-1445: Pitches 1
  • 1445-1500: Break
  • 1500-1600: Pitches 2
  • 1600-1615: Break
  • 1615-1630: Winner announced
  • 1630-1800: Celebratory drinks and canapés
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Oct
12
12:00pm12:00pm

Role & responsibilities of company directors

Penningtons Manches will be presenting an overview of the role and responsibilities of directors and what practical steps directors should be considering to protect themselves when taking on the role.

Date & time: 12 October 2017, 12pm – 2pm

The workshop will be principally aimed at those individuals who are new to the role, but will also act as a refresher for more experienced directors.  The overview will include a summary of directors’ duties as defined by company law legislation and best practice guidelines as recommended by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. The team will be happy to discuss any specific questions over lunch during the session 

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The Penningtons Manches team acts for a number of Innovations’ portfolio companies, including Nexeon, Plaxica, Veryan Medical, Cortexica, Econic Technologies and Inflowmatix. Their work includes the establishment and spin-out process, fundraising work and advising on IP and general commercial matters.  The firm is based in London and the South East, including offices in Reading, Oxford and Cambridge and specialises in the technology sector with particular focus on life sciences, IT and manufacturing & engineering.

To register for the event, please contact Graham Hewson. Lunch will be available to have during the session.

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Introduction to Funding
Jun
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Introduction to Funding

Explore some of the many ways to fund your project/company/team with introductions to: Grants, Angels Investment, Corporate Venture Capital, Institutional Venture Capital, Crowdfunding, Accelerators, Loans and Convertible Loans. You will have the opportunity to meet sector experts from each area and gain a deep understanding of how you can access these opportunities.

Date: Thursday 29th June, 2017
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
Venue: Imperial White City Incubator, (I-HUB) 80 Wood Lane
            White City
            London W12 0BZ


This session is being delivered as part of Imperial Innovations' Innovation Academy

The Academy is designed to enhance knowledge on various disciplines key to starting a company. The courses are all relevant for both pre-company and post incorporation. Individuals can attend all modules of the Academy or dip into specialist areas to gain a deep understanding of the subject.

The Academy focuses on 7 key areas, which are Business Planning, Finance & Funding, Intellectual Property, Legal Aspects of Company Formation, Sales Marketing & Communication, Growing & Exiting Your Company, and Team Building.

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Introduction to Intellectual Property
Jun
22
9:30am 9:30am

Introduction to Intellectual Property

Gain an overview of Intellectual Property (IP) with real life examples you can take away and apply to your own research. A top level understanding of patents and how to read patent documentation. Discover who owns a patent and why this is crucial in any due diligence process with potential investors.

Date: Thursday 22nd June, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Venue: Imperial White City Incubator, (I-HUB) 80 Wood Lane
            White City
            London W12 0BZ

This session is being delivered as part of Imperial Innovations' Innovation Academy

The Academy is designed to enhance knowledge on various disciplines key to starting a company. The courses are all relevant for both pre-company and post incorporation. Individuals can attend all modules of the Academy or dip into specialist areas to gain a deep understanding of the subject.

The Academy focuses on 7 key areas, which are Business Planning, Finance & Funding, Intellectual Property, Legal Aspects of Company Formation, Sales Marketing & Communication, Growing & Exiting Your Company, and Team Building.

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Next Practice: The death of distance? How entrepreneurs leverage innovation ecosystems?
May
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Next Practice: The death of distance? How entrepreneurs leverage innovation ecosystems?

The Death of Distance? How entrepreneurs leverage innovation ecosystems

As recently as a decade a go, the ‘Death of Distance’ was a widely coined phrase. The future of innovation was a world where ideas would spark and innovations arising from a globally interconnected world where people could contribute to innovation from wherever they were. An ultra-fast internet connection would suffice for tapping into global communities of scientific, creative and engineering talent. Global connectedness has been valuable for innovation, but the death of distance has not materialised. Location, in addition to connection, is as important as ever for business competitiveness.

Join our May Next Practice event in our White City Incubator to debate the motion that in the new era of innovation, it is the location in and connectedness to ecosystems of science, creative industries and technology that matter most. Global research universities such as Imperial College London have a central role in building the ecosystems of tomorrow, by making discoveries, educating leaders and developing innovations that benefit society. But who else is fundamental in creating vibrant communities?

Host: Professor Erkko Autio, Chair in Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship, Imperial College London

Panellists:

Caroline Makepeace (COO, public.io)

Eddie Chau (Entrepreneur in Residence, Imperial Enterprise Lab)

Others TBC

This month’s next practice event will take place at Imperial’s newly-launched incubator at White City. To showcase the space, we are arranging a tour of the new facilities starting before the event. This event is open to anyone to attend. Those interested in the White City Incubator tour, pleases arrive at 6.00pm on the evening of the event.

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Celebrating Success – 10 years of the Imperial Incubator - South Kensington
Mar
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Celebrating Success – 10 years of the Imperial Incubator - South Kensington

The Imperial Incubator has been a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship at Imperial College for over 10 years . The Incubator has been home to over 150 startups raising over £1bn in financing.  Join Imperial Innovations on the 22nd March at the South Kensington Incubator for an evening of celebrating 10 years of innovation.

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