It is important to ensure that as commercial opportunities emerge that there are sufficient funds available to take the business proposition from the laboratory into the creation of a new business or to enhance an existing business.
We intend building a community of high net worth individuals, together with UK and US venture capital and angel networks, to create companies in the UK using joint Stanford/partner university technology.
The primary investor events will be built around the long-established SPRC Symposium held each year in September that brings together a large number of researchers and businesses to showcase technology with burgeoning industrial potential.
A programme of company and university visits for UK based organisations will be built around this event. A reciprocal symposium series will be established the UK in March of each year.