Venturefest 2018

To celebrate our 20th anniversary we went back to our roots, showcasing the cutting edge technology and thinking that Oxfordshire is known for the world over. It was a fantastic day with at a brilliant new venue. 

Venturefest20 focused on four of the technology sectors in Oxford that have the transformative potential for the local, UK and world economies:

  • Digital Health
  • Quantum Computing
  • Space
  • Autonomous Vehicles

The event showcased the technologies, the applications and the opportunities within these sectors.

Venturefest 2018

Speakers

At Venturefest Oxford 2018, we had an amazing line up of speakers, including Paul Newman, Director of Oxford Robotics Institute, Matt Perkins CEO of Oxford University Innovation and Barbara Ghinelli, Harwell Campus Business Development Director at the Science & Technology Facilities Council.

Paul Newman

Paul Newman

Director, Oxford Robotics Institute

Matt Perkins

Matt Perkins

CEO, Oxford University Innovation

Barbara Ghinelli

Barbara Ghinelli

Harwell Campus Business Development Director, STFC

Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes

Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes

CEO, Latent Logic

George Economides

George Economides

Team Leader for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Oxfordshire County Council

Andy Hill

Andy Hill

Director of Business Development - Strategic and Industry Partnerships

Rob Buckingham

Rob Buckingham

Director, UK Atomic Energy Authority

Nick Scott-Ram

Nick Scott-Ram

Director of Commercial Development, OxAHSN

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Exhibition

In 2018, Venturefest’s exhibition brought together partners and supporters as well as Oxfordshire’s business networks and commercial businesses, to provide a useful range of contacts for networking.

Venturefest 2018

Innovation Showcase

We welcomed the most innovative and exciting business innovations from across the region, companies looking for funding, partners or new customers.

The Innovation Showcase was sponsored by the Science & Technology Facilities Council.

Some of the participants from 2018:

Adaptix

Adaptix

Adaptix The last two decades have seen a transformation in radiology as detectors have evolved from film to digital semiconductor based

Archangel Lightworks

Archangel Lightworks

Archangel Lightworks Archangel Lightworks is a start-up specialised in space laser communications based on Harwell Campus.  Founded in ...

Archangel Imaging

Archangel Imaging

Archangel Imaging Archangel Imaging is a start-up developing distributed intelligence and advanced unmanned camera systems.  We have ...

Databasix UK

Databasix UK

Databasix UK Databasix UK is a people-focused data consultancy based at Harwell. Databasix has extensive experience leading on the ...

Huduma

Huduma

Huduma Huduma is a forward-thinking technology consultancy helping collaborative R&D projects transfer emerging and enabling ...

Open Cosmos

Open Cosmos

Open Cosmos Open Cosmos provides simple and affordable small satellite missions to help solve the world’s biggest challenges, enabling ...

Oxford nanoSystems

Oxford nanoSystems

Oxford nanoSystems Founded in 2012, Oxford nanoSystems have spent five years developing a ground-breaking coating technology which has ...

Oxford Space Systems

Oxford Space Systems

Oxford Space Systems Oxford Space Systems (OSS) is a venture capital backed, award-winning, early stage space technology business. OSS ...

Venturefest 2018

Pitching for Success

At Venturefest Oxford 2018, twenty companies pitched to an audience that included investors, support organisations and individuals. Each session included a panel made up of professional funding organisations. The panel voted for five finalists, who pitched again at the final session. The five finalists were: GlyconicsLearning with Experts, Oxford Dynamic Consent, OxyClot and OneCup. The winner of the £1,000 cash prize, as voted for by the audience was OneCup.

Pitching for Success was sponsored by Penningtons Manches.

Some of the participants from 2018:

Spottitt

Spottitt

Spottitt Spottitt is a Harwell based startup which provides self-service satellite analytics for the energy, environment and ...

Acosity

Acosity

Acosity The goal and vision with the company is to foster successful deployment of autonomous drones in extremely time-sensitive supply

Amanda’s Cosmetics

Amanda’s Cosmetics

I hand make cosmetic products using all natural, all vegan and cruelty free ingredients.

Buzz Technology

Buzz Technology

Multitasking robots that address significant social, environmental and economic issues...including elderly care cost reduction and ...

Dognostica

Dognostica

Dognostica detects early stages of cancer using the proven ability of dogs.

Fittever

Fittever

Fittever is a mobile app platform which allows gym studios to live-stream their fitness classes to an online, worldwide audience.

Glyconics

Glyconics

Using Infrared spectroscopy, our hand-held device can predict days before when such attack will happen so saving time, money and lives.

Learning with Experts

Learning with Experts

Disrupting online adult vocational education.

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Displays & Tours

At Venturefest Oxford 2018 there were many interactive displays and tours. 

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Photo Gallery

Venturefest Oxford 2018

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Wednesday 11th September 2019
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Campus