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Partnering to Defeat Cancer: our industry networking events

The ICR’s Business and Innovation Office (formerly called our Enterprise Unit) regularly hosts external events where our scientists network with colleagues from industry, under our Partnering to Defeat Cancer banner.

These events provide an opportunity for companies to identify collaboration opportunities with researchers at one of the world’s leading academic research institutes in oncology, as well as learn about possible licensing opportunities arising from our research and to meet some of our leading scientists.

This page provides a summary of some of our most recent events. If you are interested in learning more about our events programme please contact our Business Development Manager Andy Carr.

Policy leaders gather at ICR summer summit on drug pricing and access

August 2019

Participants at Enterprise Unit event held at Royal Society of ChemistryMore than 50 leading figures from Government, industry, regulatory bodies, charities and academia attended a recent ICR summer summit on cancer drug pricing and access, at the Royal Society of Chemistry in Piccadilly.

Through a fast-paced series of presentations, workshops and breakout sessions, delegates sought to generate ideas and seek consensus on how to solve the current crisis in drug pricing and access for patients – all under the guidance of staff from the ICR's Business and Innovation Office and Communications directorate.

Presenters included Paul Blakeley of the UK Government's Office for Life Sciences and Jon Sussex, Chief Economist at the influential think tank RAND Europe, alongside our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman and our Head of Policy and Engagement, Dr Eva Sharpe.


Scientists talk medicine and engineering with potential partners at the Harwell campus

July 2019

Tony Richardson presenting to industry at HarwellResearchers from Harwell – home to more than 225 organisations and well-known as a base for the UK Space Agency – and other companies spoke to ICR scientists and staff from our Enterprise Unit after a series of presentations about the ICR’s research and our work with commercial partners.

At the famous Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Harwell, delegates heard about a range of our cutting-edge research, our culture of collaboration with industry, recent examples of our success and upcoming opportunities for possible partnership.


Babraham Research Campus hosts ICR networking event for our scientists and potential new commercial partners

January 2019

The ICR played host to scientists and possible future partners from the commercial sector to discuss opportunities to work together to defeat cancer, at the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge.

The busy networking event saw accelerator groups, SME businesses and larger organisations from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry meet with leading ICR scientists to hear about our cutting edge research and explore opportunities to collaborate on our latest innovations.


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