G8 Innovation Conference – London 2013

Supported by the Prime Minister, the G8 Innovation Conference brought together today’s leading innovators and thought leaders across disciplines, from the G8 and beyond. From public policy to science and technology, this conference facilitated conversations that influence the dialogue throughout the UK G8 Presidency.

Christine Losecaat curated the conference content.

High profile speakers included:

The Prime Minister

David Willetts, BIS Minister for Science and Innovation

Sir Richard Branson, who discussed entrepreneurship and innovation

Ron Dennis of McLaren who talked about innovation in F1 and how technologies spin out into other sectors

Daphne Koller, founder of Coursera, who discussed online education

Zaha Hadid, architect

Thomas Heatherwick, discussing innovation and creativity

Tom Hulme, IDEO

Dr Beau Lotto

Christofer Toumazou


Delegates included around 350 leading international entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, creatives and policy makers from more than 22 different countries.