ISBE Forum: Scale-up or start-up? Where should policy focus?

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  • 26th July 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm

ISBE
In association with ICTE (Coventry University), ERC: Enterprise Research Centre (University of Warwick)
and the IOEE (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs)

The Industrial Strategy Green Paper aspires to make the UK the best place to start and grow a business. The Green Paper also emphasises local growth, which depends on an effective pipeline of businesses starting up and scaling up. Do current policies in the UK support the development of positive and growth-orientated aspirations by entrepreneurs? How can we re-shape policy to more effectively build this growth pipeline?

ISBE, in association with the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE) and the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC), is organising a policy round-table to consider these questions. The aim is to draw on international experience to re-imagine UK small business and entrepreneurship policy for a post-Brexit world.

Agenda

11:30 – 12:00 Registration and refreshments
12:00 – 12:15 Welcome – Prof Gideon Maas, Director ICTE & Vice President (Policy and Practice) ISBE
12:15 – 12:40 The role of Universities in industrial strategies – Prof John Latham, Vice-Chancellor and CEO, Coventry University
12:40 – 12:55 Do current policies in the UK support the development of positive and growth-orientated aspirations by entrepreneurs? – Prof Stephen Roper, Director ERC
12:55 – 13:15 Speaker to be confirmed
13:15 – 14:00 Panel discussion: How can we re-shape policy to more effectively build a growth pipeline?
Chair: Prof Paul Jones, Assistant Director ICTE
Panel members: Dr Clive Winters (Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, Coventry University); Prof Andy Penaluna (Director of the International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development (IICED), University of Wales Trinity Saint David); Leigh Sear (Chief Executive, SFEDI Solutions)
14:00 – 14:15 Conclusion – Prof Gideon Maas
14:15 – 14:30 Coffee/tea and networking

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: +44 (0) 24 7765 7688

Venue Website:

Address:
Room CC1.4, Coventry Uni Technology Park, Puma Way, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2TT, United Kingdom

Description:
Coventry University Technology Park encourages and supports the start up and development of innovation-led, high-growth, knowledge-based businesses. A 20 acre site comprising 14 unique dedicated business facilities, our city centre location puts our tenants in the heart of Coventry providing excellent access to the Midlands' major motorways and two international airports. Tenants vary from established businesses looking for university links to small start-ups taking advantage of our business guidance.

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