Meet with... Wellcome Trust
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)
Menlo Park, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Is your company looking for funding? Or simply interested in learning more about global non-governmental life science funding opportunities? Then join us for a chance to hear from one of the world's largest private funders of scientific research, and apply for a one-on-one meeting opportunity with a representative from Wellcome Trust today.
The Wellcome Trust is the UK's largest provider of non-governmental funding for scientific research, with an endowment of over $27 billion (US) for opportunities worldwide. Two leading representatives for the Trust will be in attendance on Wednesday, June 4th to give an overview presentation on the organization's key areas of interest and best practices when seeking funding. Following the presentation, don't miss this opportunity to introduce yourself to the Trust during the networking lunch. And finally, for those companies who apply online and are approved, one-on-one meetings with representatives from Wellcome Trust will provide a forum to further discuss your company with representatives of the Trust.
With investment interests in technologies and therapies that address an unmet medical need, leaders from all areas of the life science industry are encouraged to apply today to meet with representatives from Wellcome Trust!
Wednesday June 4, 2014
10:30am | Registration and Networking
11:00am | Presentation and Q&A
11:30am | Networking Lunch
12:30-5:00pm | One-on-one Meetings*
Thursday June 5, 2014
1:00-5:00pm | One-on-one Meetings*
*Companies must apply ahead of time and be approved for a one-on-one meeting. The application period ends April 25, 2014. APPLY HERE
Wellcome Trust Participating Representatives:
Keith Spencer, PhD | Business Development Analyst, Wellcome Trust read bio»
Tim Jinks, PhD | Senior Business Analyst, Wellcome Trust read bio»
About Wellcome Trust:
Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation supporting scientific research. Since 1936, Wellcome Trust has helped bridge the gap between fundamental research and commercial application by funding applied research and development projects to a stage where they are attractive to follow-on funders such as venture capital firms, industry and public-private partnerships. They support a wide array of projects worldwide that address an unfilled medical need or are an enabling tool in healthcare research and development. In 2011, the Trust spent over $1.2 billion (US) on healthcare research.
Presentation & Lunch Only
$30 | General Public
$40 | General Public Onsite
Includes presentation, Q&A, and lunch. Registration to attend the presentation, Q&A, and lunch will remain open until June 3rd.
It is free to apply, but upon acceptance the following fees will apply:
$25 | Accepted Companies
Includes one-on-one meeting only. Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time. The application period ends on Friday, April 25. Acceptance of a one-on-one meeting is not guaranteed as all applications must be approved.
Wellcome Trust Representatives' Biographies:
Keith Spencer, PhD | Business Development Analyst, Wellcome Trust
Keith joined the Trust in 2011. Previously, he worked for Arrow Therapeutics as a Group Leader for anti-infective drug discovery.During his nine year tenure at Arrow, Keith was project leader for multiple programs resulting in the discovery of two clinical candidates for hepatitis C. Keith holds a DPhil in organic chemistry from Oxford University, where he worked under the supervision of Professor Sir Jack E. Baldwin. He subsequently worked as a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Keith also holds a MChem in Chemistry from the University of St Andrews.
Tim Jinks, PhD | Senior Business Analyst, Wellcome Trust
Tim has over a decade of industry experience most recently as a consultant providing business development, licensing and commercial research services.Previously he was a Business Development executive at BTG International working on licensing and IP development.His industry experience started as senior scientist with Iclectus Ltd, a spin-out company from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge that developed an antibody engineering platform.He trained as a professional chemist at the University of Georgia before gaining his MA and PHD in Molecular Biology at Princeton University.
About the Meet with... Series:
The purpose of the Meet with Series events sponsored by Janssen Labs is to help start-up entrepreneurs as well as the academic community connect with potential partners, such as big pharma or other investment corporations, through one-on-one meetings. It is also a chance for the featured corporation to outline their specific business development goals and clarify what types of products or research they are interested in and how best to approach them to get the partnering process started. Past participants include: Wellcome Trust, MedImmune Ventures, NCI, Mercury Fund, Correlation Ventures, Breakout Labs, and Thomas McNerney & Partners.
When & Where
Janssen Labs @QB3
Janssen Labs is part of Johnson & Johnson’s external R&D engine and provides a capital-efficient, resource-rich environment where emerging companies can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare products of tomorrow. The Janssen Labs network encompasses a 40,000 square foot flagship facility in San Diego at Janssen’s West Coast Research Center, dedicated space within Lab Central in Boston and QB3@953 in San Francisco, as well as a 30,000 square foot stand-alone facility in South San Francisco (opening 2015). The facilities feature core research labs hosting specialized capital equipment, shared administrative areas and individual bench, wet lab and office modules on a short term basis. Companies pay only for the space they need, with an option to quickly expand when they have the resources to do so. An operations team allows our companies to focus on the science and our business team provides access to education, experts and funding partners. Janssen Labs is a no strings attached, open innovation model, and the agreement for space does not grant Janssen any stake in the companies, nor will the companies have a guaranteed future affiliation with Janssen. Janssen Labs services and amenities vary depending on location. For more information, visit www.janssenlabs.com.