Innovation Forum's 'Leaders Conference' will be held for the 3rd time on 21st and 22nd September 2016 in Cambridge (UK).

The 2016 Leaders Conference will bring together leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Amgen, GE Healthcare, AstraZeneca, GSK, investors  including among others SROne, Medicxi Ventures, Flagship Ventures (Boston), Imperial Innovations, Apollo Therapeutics Fund together with SMEs, leading scientists and academic spin-outs.

Networking will be enhanced by one-to-one partnering sessions.

Over 60 speakers and 600 delegates will meet and network over the two days. Eliot Forster and Sarah Haywood, MedCity’s Chair and CEO, will be joining panel discussions and also judging the pitch final of the IMAGINE IF! startup accelerator, bringing together cutting-edge science & technology seed-level ventures.

Conference speakers include:
Prof. Leszek Borysiewicz – Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge
Prof. Jörg F. Debatin, M.D., MBA – Vice President, Chief Technology and Medical Officer, GE Healthcare
Prof. Patrick Vallance, President, Pharmaceuticals R&D, GSK
Dr. Ruth March – Vice President, Personalised Healthcare and Biomarkers, AstraZeneca
Dr. Lisa Melton, Senior News Editor, Nature Biotechnology
Prof. Steve Jackson, Head of CRUK, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Prof. Chas Bountra, Chief Scientist, Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Oxford
Dr. Ann Connolly – Senior Director of New Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Markku Markkula – President of the European Committee of the Regions, European Commission
For a complete schedule and to secure your tickets please visit the Innovation Forum website at

MedCity is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Innovation Forum 2016 Leaders Conference.