This year’s BioBeat 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness has just been released and among them are a bevy of leading women in biotech with strong connections to GBR, including:
- Kate Bingham (GapSummit 2014 Speaker)
- Jackie Hunter, CBE (GapSummit 2016 Speaker)
- Emma Sceats (GapSummit 2016 Speaker)
- And our own Ipshita Mandal, President and Co-Founder of GBR.
The full list of this year’s Movers and Shakers can be found here.
BioBeat was founded in 2012 by Miranda Weston-Smith, with support from the Cambridge Judge Business School Entrepreneurship Centre. It provides a platform for biotech entrepreneurs and leaders to collaborate and innovate. In particular, BioBeat seeks to honour successful women in biobusiness disrupting the industry to deliver a healthy, more prosperous world through biotechnology.
Alongside the 50 Movers and Shakers, the annual BioBeat16 conference has just been held with support from MedImmune, AstraZeneca and Covington & Burling. Reviews of the event have been glowing. The fourth event of its kind hosted by BioBeat, BioBeat16 had the theme of “Stretching Biotech Pharma Entrepreneurship.” The conference aimed to explore how to transform today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities, bringing together people from all walks of biotech life including academia, industry and finance. The event incorporated a panel discussion on drawing out innovation in times of flux through the perspectives of pharma, biotech product development, investment and patient involvement. A key insight from the panel was the growing need for management experience and financial resources to truly scale a biotech business from UK.
BioBeat16 is sparking a new wave of bio-entrepreneurship in these turbulent times. The strong message from the panel is that thoughtful business strategy combined with superlative science will build sustainable companies to bring better health to people around the world. Collaboration, open innovation as a mindset rather than a focus on IP, and pioneering new business models are all part of this toolkit. BioBeat is changing how entrepreneurs make and grow opportunities. ~ Miranda Weston-Smith
BioBeat16 was an excellent event this year with a diverse and experienced panel of women leaders from the biotech industry. The ambition to grow a thriving bio-economy in UK was inspirational and pragmatic with well thought through plans from the Chair of BIA, Dr Jane Osbourne. The networking afterwards was an excellent chance to meet the who’s who from of the pharma, biotech and investors in the region. It was my second BioBeat and content wise I found it maturing in delivery of poignant insights. ~ Ipshita Mandal