CONNECTED... at Cloudwater Brewery

Actions and Detail Panel

Sales Ended

Sales Have Ended

Registrations are closed
Email mary.williams@umip.com if we have sold out.

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

Cloudwater Brewery Tap Room,

Unit 9

Piccadilly Trading Estate

Manchester

M1 2NP

United Kingdom

View Map

Sales Have Ended

Registrations are closed
Email mary.williams@umip.com if we have sold out.
Event description

Description



N E T W O R K & C H I L L




*SCROLL DOWN FOR THE AGENDA*


As a tasty treat for you and your little black book, the University of Manchester will be holding a networking evening at Cloudwater Brewery to celebrate some great collaborations with industry. The evening will offer opportunities to network with Manchester's finest; all punctuated with talks from key figures from the university, industry and investors.


Among these speakers will be Ashwin Kumaraswamy, a vibrant Investment Director from Mercia Technologies, the CEO of Grafine, Maria Iliut, plus the founder of Cloudwater Brewery, Paul Jones. Paul and his team will talk you through a selection of their finest beers, soundtracked by a live harp-led ensemble. Finally, well-known Manchester entrepreneur, Vikas Shah, will be telling us about his extraordinary paths to success and what he's learnt along the way.


A shuttle bus to and from the venue will be available (Pick up @ 4.20pm from Dover Street. Returns @ 8pm). Indicate on the registration form if you would like a space!


WHY ATTEND?

To gain a broad understanding of commercialisation best practice, support mechanisms plus learn how to generate pathways to impact with speakers providing both an academic and industry perspective.


AGENDA

16.45 Welcome - Andy Wilkinson, Chief Executive, UMI³ Ltd

17:00 Ashwin Kumaraswamy, Investment Director, Mercia Asset Management PLC – Mercia is an investment group building, funding and commercialising technology businesses across the UK. Ashwin will share his experience creating venture-backed businesses

17:30 Paul Jones, Founder of Cloudwater Brewery – Paul will share an insight into Cloudwater’s growth journey and interaction with the University of Manchester leading to a KTP project to improve spontaneous fermentations and develop new products with novel yeast strains led by Professor Daniela Delneri, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology.

18.00 Dr Maria Iliut, CEO of Grafine Ltd - Grafine is a very exciting university spin-out company founded by academics Dr Maria Iliut and Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan. Dr Iliut will share her experiences and journey from business conception to revenue generation and establishment of a R&D facility.

18:30 Refreshment break - Food, Networking & Music provided by harp-led ensemble, The Maddie Herbert Trio.

19.15 Key Note: Vikas Shah MBE, Managing Director of Swiscot Group, a Manchester based textiles and commodities trading firm and one of the UK’s highest profile entrepreneurs and business commentators. He holds a Professorship at MIT Sloan (The Lisbon MBA), and is an Honorary Professor at University of Manchester. Vikas will be sharing his path to success and lessons learnt along the way.

19.30 Closing remarks - Andy Wilkinson with opportunity for Q&A and continued networking.

20.00 CLOSE

Between each speaker the Cloudwater Brewery Team will present a selection of their finest beers for tasting and will explain the brewing science behind each one. Indian Street food will be available throughout the event and music will be performed by the harp-led, jazz ensemble, The Maddie Herbert Trio.

Invitation only. Know someone who needs to be there? Email details to : mary.williams@umip.com




This is a must attend event for businesses looking for ideas, investors seeking a good return and innovative academics thirsty for a refreshing scoop of inspiration.




It's going to be delicious.




University of Manchester Logo

Date and time

Location

Cloudwater Brewery Tap Room,

Unit 9

Piccadilly Trading Estate

Manchester

M1 2NP

United Kingdom

View Map

Organiser UMI³ Ltd and The University of Manchester

Organiser of CONNECTED... at Cloudwater Brewery

UMI³ Ltd is the University of Manchester's Innovation company.

UMIP is a division of UMI³ Ltd and is the University's technology transfer office.

Save This Event

Event Saved