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Z21 Innovation Fund Launch Event

11:00 - 12:30
15 November 2017
Building 53/4025, University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Nichola Need on 02380 593255 or email .

Event details

The Web Science Institute (WSI) is delighted to invite you to the Z21 Innovation Fund Launch on Wednesday 15 November 2017 from 1100-1230 in Building 53/4025, University of Southampton.  The Launch will take place during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Z21 is an initiative founded by the WSI that proposes to drive innovation into the real world.  In collaboration with the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Z21 Innovation Fund is offering University of Southampton Web startups the opportunity to apply for funding to enable them to accelerate towards investment and rapid growth and create high-tech jobs in the Solent region. 

The event will provide an opportunity to find out more about this exciting new initiative and to meet potential investors and mentors.


1100    Arrival

1110    Welcome (Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Executive Director, WSI)

1120    The Z21 Vision (Mr Tom Barnett, Chair, WSI Advisory Board and entrepreneur)

1130    WSI/LEP Partnership (Anne-Marie Mountifield, Chief Executive, Solent LEP)

1140    The role of Future Worlds (Ben Clark)

1145    Z21 Beta Projects

1155    Closing Remarks (Professor Dame Wendy Hall)

1200    Networking and Lunch

1230    End

Places are limited, so early registration is advised. 

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