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Harwell IOP business forum event

21 February 2012

The IOP business forum visited Oxford Harwell Science Park in autumn last year where more than 50 representatives of physics-based businesses discussed recent developments in the UK innovation landscape.

The invited speakers were Toby Warren of the newly-created Science Vale UK enterprise zone, which has been tasked with promoting growth in the area, and Brian McCarthy of the Technology Strategy Board, which remains the UK’s key vehicle for promoting innovation in business.

A lively discussion covered topics ranging from how to reduce the bureaucracy of public finds to finding a way allow investors and scientists speak the same language.

The Business Forum will be visiting other areas of the UK and Ireland over the next few months, for more details of these meetings please see the business and innovation events calendar and if you wish to get involved, email