Venturefest Oxford 2018 is coming to Brookes

Thursday, 07 December 2017

Venturefest Oxford 2018

Oxford Brookes University will be hosting Venturefest Oxford next year as it marks its 20th anniversary.

Venturefest Oxford, a major networking event for businesses, will be taking place on Wednesday 12 September 2018 at Oxford Brookes University.

A milestone event, Venturefest Oxford 2018 will be going back to its original mission of showcasing the cutting-edge work being done across Oxfordshire. At the same time it will also look to the future by focusing on Space technologies, Quantum computing, digital health and autonomous vehicles and robotics - all sectors which have the potential to significantly impact both our lives and the local, UK and world economies.

Venturefest will offer an overview of the technologies involved and insight into their applications as well as look exploring the future opportunities they will create.

Local businesses, big and small, will be alongside representatives from both Oxford Brookes and the University of Oxford, local organisations, government authorities and a cross section of local support services and investors.

The Pitching for Success session will focus on showcasing businesses in these sectors and will expand to not only those wishing to pitch for funding, but also mentoring, skills and personnel.

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.

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University

Commenting on the new venue, Lynn Shepherd, Chair of Venturefest said: "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 visit www.venturefestoxford.com