Rob Buckingham

Director, UK Atomic Energy Authority

Rob is a Director of the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the first Head of RACE, the new centre for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments. Rob was a lead author of the Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2020 Strategy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.


Programme sessions

16:45 – 17:30

Closing Plenary: “Technology is cool, but you’ve got to use it as opposed to letting it use you” Prince

All day we will have been learning about the technologies behind our four sectors, and will have also explored the exciting range of applications that are or will be on offer. Now, to close our event, a diverse and knowledgeable panel of local business people and experts, led by Dr Matt Perkins for OUI, will consider the opportunities and, yes, challenges of these ground breaking sectors. We look forward to a lively and entertaining debate.

Location: Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall, Clerici Building
Speakers: Rob Buckingham, Tim EllisonBarbara GhinelliSarah HaywoodMatt Perkins and Phil Southall

Venturefest Oxford

The 2019 event will be on  Wednesday 11th September at Oxford Brookes University. 

Find out more >



Innovation Showcase

The showcase welcomed the most innovative and exciting business innovations. 

Find out more >

Pitching for Success

Venturefest's elevator pitch competition. Sponsored by Penningtons Manches.

Find out more >

Get Connected

Get connected with key business support services from across Oxfordshire.

Find out more >

Our Partners