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MediWales – BioWales in Oxford



Anglo-Welsh Collaboration: It’s not unusual…

Following on from the success of MediWales BioWales in London event in March, MediWales will be holding a BioWales in Oxford event on the 21st November 2023. This event will focus on exploring the existing and potential new collaborations between Wales and Oxford.

MediWales BioWales in Oxford is being held in collaboration with Sue Rees Associates and Mishcon de Reya.

This unique occasion will bring together businesses, investors, NHS Innovation Leads and services from Wales and Oxfordshire to strengthen collaborative partnerships and explore opportunities for growth.

The day will feature a range of sessions on key topics, including:

  • Funding across Wales and Oxfordshire
  • Support available for start-ups
  • Investor relations
  • Business showcases
  • Clinical access & research opportunities
  • Manufacturing capabilities


If you would be interested in securing space for a pop-up banner at the event, please get in touch.


Draft Event Programme:

9 to 9.30am Tea, Coffee and Biscuits on arrival


9.30 to 9.45am Welcome:

Mishcon de Reya, Nicola McConville, Partner & Sue Rees Associates  – Purpose of today and agenda


9.45 – 10.45 Opening Presentations:

MediWales, Gwyn Tudor, CEO

Welsh Government Life Science Strategy

PrecisionLife, Rowan Gardner

Oxford University, Adam Workman, Head of Investments and New Ventures


10.45 – 11.15am Creating Collaborative Partnerships Panel:

Ceryx Medical, Stuart Plant, CEO

PrecisionLife, Rowan Gardner – NED STFC Innovations Limited / Independent Member, Digital Health Care Wales

Welsh NHS Innovation Leads

– Zoe Hilton, Cardiff and Vale UHB

– Siôn Charles, ARCH and Swansea Bay UHB

– Rachel Gemine and Rachael Powell, Digital Health and Care Wales

– Jennet Holmes, Velindre NHS University Trust

– Chris Hopkins and Matthew Lawrence Tritech Institute and Hywel Dda UHB

Oxford University, Adam Workman, Head of Investments and New Ventures


11.15 – 11.45am Morning Break with Welsh Cakes


11.45 – 12.30pm Business Showcase Part 1:

OMass Therapeutics, Jonathan Hopper, VP & Founder

Oxford PharmaGenesis, Richard White, COO

Space 2B at the Maltings, Cardiff

Accession Therapeutics, Dr David Cole, Head of Research, Accession Executive Team


12:30- 1:30pm Working with the NHS – Collaborative Projects: Discussion / Presentations


1:30- 2:30pm LUNCH


Business Showcase Part 2:

Cytiva, Rachel Raybould,

Ipsen R & D Oxford and Wrexham Facilities

Onya Therapeutics, Rachael McInnes, CSO

Jellagen, Andrew Mearns Spragg, CSO

Oxford Brookes University, Prof Nigel Crook, Professor of AI and Robotics, Director of the Institute for Ethical AI, and Associate Dean Research and Knowledge Exchange


What support is available for start-ups?:

Chair: Neil Cocker, Entrepreneur

The Hill, Megan Morys-Carter, Director

Mishcon De Reya, Gayle Curry, Partner

Oxford Innovation Advice, Jane Galsworthy, Managing Director

Development Bank of Wales, Dr Richard Thompson,


Funding across Wales & Oxfordshire panel:

Chair: Mishcon de Reya, Nicola McConville, Partner

Parkwalk Advisors, Alun Williams, Investment Director

Longwall Ventures, Rebecca Todd, Investment Director

Octopus Ventures, Zoë Reich, Fund Manager

OION, Eileen Modral, Investment Manager


This event is free to attend for MediWales members, the Oxford community and invited guests.

MediWales members can register to attend here.

If you would like to join us as a non-member, to find out more or get involved in the programme, please contact us here.


Event Category:


029 2047 3456
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Mishcon de Raye
Buxton Court Minns Business Park, Unit 3 West Way, Botley
Oxford, OX2 0JB
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