The 2016 conference focused on the theme of ‘Disruption’ and was a phenomenal coming together of entrepreneurial leaders across Scotland and beyond. Over 280 entrepreneurial leaders joined us on the day with world-class speakers sharing their knowledge, experience and insights. One of the many highlights was Professor Bill Aulet, MIT and visiting professor at University of Strathclyde challenging Scotland to be more ambitious with supporting our entrepreneurial leaders. The conference delegates also heard how entrepreneurship in the public sector is transforming the NHS and Scotland’s Canals.
Rod Mountain is an ENT cancer surgeon working for NHS Tayside. He leads on Design & Innovation for the first Academic Health Science Partnership (AHSP) in Scotland and is introducing a fresh mindset of design led thinking within the healthcare sectors. He acts as a creative facilitator, stimulating engagement between the sciences, arts and industrial partners in Tayside. While, Steve Dunlop, Chief Executive of Scottish Canals, shared how The Helix project, a £43m development has transformed 350 hectares of under-used land into a vibrant new parkland, canal hub and world-class visitor attraction featuring the biggest pair of equine sculptures on the planet – The Kelpies – that are making an increasingly significant contribution to Scotland’s economy.Book Now