Venturefest Oxford 2018 – New date and venue

Venturefest20 goes back to the future at Oxford Brookes!

In celebration of its 20 years, Venturefest Oxford is moving its annual event to the new Oxford Brookes building next year.  Not only that, it is moving from the spring to the autumn and will be on Wednesday 12th September 2018, definitely one for the diary!

Venturefest is going back to the future for this milestone event, going back to its original mission of showcasing the cutting edge work being done across Oxfordshire.  At the same time it is looking into the future by focusing on Space technologies, Quantum computing, digital health and autonomous vehicles and robotics.  All of these sectors have the potential to significantly impact both our lives and the local, UK and world economies.

Venturefest will be offering an overview of the technologies involved, and insight into their applications and a look forward to the opportunities they will create.  Local businesses – big and small – will be alongside representatives from both universities, local organisations, government authorities, and a cross section of local support services and investors.  The Pitching for Success session will focus on showcasing businesses from these sectors and will expand to not only those wishing to pitch for funding, but also mentoring, skills and personnel.

Venturefest Oxford 2018 at Oxford Brookes

Lynn Shepherd, Chair of Venturefest, said of the new venue “Oxford Brookes University gives us the chance to radically improve our programme, making it more dynamic and streamlined, and we look forward to rising to the challenge it presents us.  The new Clerici Hall in particular is a triumph and we are excited to be one of the first to book it for our event.”

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University and Board Member for Venturefest Oxford said:

“We are delighted to host Venturefest Oxford 2018 at Oxford Brookes University.

Next year marks 20 years since Venturefest Oxford first began and in that time it has grown into a premier business networking event. The University is proud of its strong partnerships with business and industry both in the UK and globally and we recognise the value of these events in providing opportunities, support and connections. We will be working with our award-winning Oxford Brookes Venues team to create an exciting hub for innovators, investors and businesses to come together.”

For more information on the event, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, go to Venturefest Oxford 2018.