Meet with… Wellcome Trust

Feb 19 2013https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-with-wellcome-trust-tickets-5084487840

EventIs 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 charitable funders of scientific research. The opportunityto meet one-on-one with a representative from the Wellcome Trust is now closed. 

Agenda
10:30am | Registration & Networking  
11:00am | Presentation & Q&A  
11:45pm | Lunch & Networking
12:30pm | Optional Tours of Janssen Labs 
12:30pm | One-on-one Meetings*

*Companies must apply ahead of time and be approved for a one-on-one meeting. The application period ends on February 1. 

Registration to attend the presentation, lunch and optional tours will remain open until February 18.


Program Overview
The Wellcome Trust is the UK's largest provider of non-governmental funding for scientific research, with an endowment of over $21 billion (US). Two leading representatives for the Trust will be in attendance on February 19th to give an overview presentation on the organization's key areas of interest, background on their current portfolio and best practices when seeking gap funding. Following the presentation, don't miss this opportunity to introduce yourself to the firm during the networking lunch. And finally, for those companies who apply online and are approved, one-on-one meetings with a representative from Wellcome Trust will provide a forum to further discuss your company with the firm's team leader. 

With funding opportunities in technologies and therapies that address an unfilled medical need or are an enabling tool in healthcare research and development, leaders from all areas of the life science industry are encouraged to apply today to meet with a representative from the Wellcome Trust!

 

About Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The Trust’s breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. It is independent of both political and commercial interests. 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.



Program Fees
Presentation & Lunch Only
$25 | General Public
Includes presentation, Q&A, lunch and optional tour of Janssen Labs

Presentation Lunch & One-on-one meeting
Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time. The application period ends on February 1. Acceptance of a one-on-one meeting is not guaranteed as all applications must be approved.
Registration to attend the presentation, lunch and optional tours will remain open until February 18.

It is free to apply, but upon acceptance the following fees will apply:
$75 | One Member of Your Team
$125 | Two Members of Your Team
$150 | Three Members of Your Team 
Includes presentation, Q&A, lunch,optional tour of Janssen Labs and one-on-one meeting. 

NOTE: All companies accepted for a one-on-one meeting will be notified of acceptance by Prescience International on February 11 and emailed a specific link to pay the required registration fees online.


Wellcome Trust Biography
Lars Gredsted, PhD | Senior Business Analyst, Wellcome Trust
Lars joined the Trust in 2010. Previously he worked with in-licensing of early stage research projects as a research analyst at Union Life Sciences. Lars has also worked as management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked with marketing strategies for companies in the life science and industrial biotech areas. Lars earned his PhD from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg working with transgenic mice models. He subsequently worked as a postdoc at EMBL in Heidelberg and at the Biotech Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) in Copenhagen. In addition to his PhD, Lars holds an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from Cambridge University and a Master of Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen.


Saharla Ahmed | Business Analyst

Saharla joined the Wellcome Trust in 2007. Before joining the Trust, she worked as a Patent Analyst in the Current Awareness team at Thomson Scientific, specialising in prior art searching and providing information-based solutions for the academic, business and R&D communities. Saharla has a BSc in Genetics and an MSc in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University of London.

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