After three successful Summits, GapSummit 2014 and GapSummit 2016 in Cambridge University UK, and GapSummit 2017 in the USA; GapSummit 2018 will be held in the UK again, at the historic St John’s Old Divinity School at The University of Cambridge from the 16th - 18th April 2018. At this immersive 3-day summit, 100 of the globe’s top young Leaders of Tomorrow, and world-class speakers & leaders in the bio and pharma industries to take on the most pressing challenges & gaps in the bio-economy.
GapSummit is back in Cambridge!
In 2018, the now annual GapSummit will be happening at the traditionally held historic St John’s Old Divinity School, University of Cambridge. Both summits, held in 2014 and 2016, have proven a great success and have also led to the formation of several new ventures, led by our Leaders of Tomorrow. In 2017, a GapSummit was hosted in Washington D.C. for the very first time in GBR’s history.
GapSummit 2018 welcomes 100 future bio-leaders (Leaders of Tomorrow) from around the world for the three-day conference. Leaders of Tomorrow are carefully selected to attend. In addition, the GapSummit also attracts world leaders from the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, who will engage, challenge and inspire the 100 Leaders of Tomorrow.
After two successful events, GapSummit came to the USA for the first time and was held at the historic Georgetown University in the McDonough School of Business, Washington DC. The selection process was no less fierce, with 100 of the world’s top Leaders of Tomorrow competitively chosen from more than 40 countries to attend the three-day summit. The discussion differed slightly from past GapSummits, with the introduction of new discussion points such as Science Policy & Regulation and Precision Medicine. We also welcomed several new panellists, including Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company Matthias Evers and President & CEO of the Wistar Institute Cancer Centre Dario Altieri.
The Singapore Leaders of Tomorrow (SLoT) Forum was the island city-state’s first inter-generational and inter-cultural leadership summit in biotechnology, held on October 19th 2016 at Fusionopolis, Singapore. The nation’s leading minds in biotechnology converged and discussed ‘gaps’ in the biotech industry, be they in Research & Innovation, Funding or Public Perception. The SLoT Forum was based on the format of the acclaimed GapSummit, organized by Global Biotech Revolution, a Cambridge-based not-for-profit organization founded by young bio-leaders.
After a successful inaugural event in 2014, GapSummit returned to the University of Cambridge in 2016. Over the three-day event, young Leaders of Tomorrow engaged in spirited discussions of how biotechnology can solve problems associated with healthcare, the availability of resources, as well as considering questions of bioethics and the importance of public perception. Speakers included Global Head of Roche Partnering Sophie Kornowski-Bonnet and Nobel Laureate Prof. Sir John Walker. Once again, the summit culminated in the Voices of Tomorrow competition, with an impressive array of innovative solutions coming from our young delegates.
Global Biotech Revolution entered the international arena with its first flagship event, GapSummit 2014. This was the world’s first global and inter-generational leadership summit in biotechnology, held at the University of Cambridge, UK in 2014. A group of 100 young Leaders of Tomorrow in biotechnology gathered with current bioleaders to challenge the current state of the global bio-economy, and discuss grand challenges that the field will need to address by 2050. After a series of discussions with the speakers, the young bio-leaders applied their newfound knowledge in the Voices of Tomorrow competition, joining small teams and devising solutions for some of the most pressing challenges in biotechnology.