Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Conference room

Aston Business School and Birmingham Science Park Aston are pleased to invite you to Leading Thinkers, Leading Visions on Wednesday 15 June.

Looking to the future, business leaders want to take their businesses forward and make them more sustainable. This event will discuss how innovation and entrepreneurship contributes to bigger, better business and how ambition drives our economy.


12.00         Refreshments and registration

12.15       “Why is it that only 3% of all start-ups go on to
                 employ at least 10 people in three years or have
                 at least £1million turnover? How difficult is it to
                 get a  £1million turnover?” 
Professor Mark Hart, Small Business &
                 Entrepreneurship, Aston Business School

12.40       “Science Park without Walls; Engaging with
                 entrepreneurs & developing high technology
                 businesses regardless of geography to drive
                 borderless innovation
                 Dr David J Hardman MBE, Chief Executive Officer, 
                 Birmingham Science Park Aston

13.00       "Public Support Programmes for 
                Innovation and Growth: Do they work?" 
Dr Robert Crawford, Director of Innovation, 
                Investment and Growth, NESTA 

13.30        Q & A

13.45        Networking and Lunch

Reserve your place