Longitude Event – Highlights of ‘What makes a Winner?’

26 May 2015

On 16th March Longitude Prize held an event bringing in a range of speakers to try and sum up what makes a Longitude Prize winner. Get insights from some of the panellists in the event video over on Nesta’s Youtube channel.

The event was hosted by Steve Cross, UCL’s Head of Public Engagement and 2010 Joshua Phillips Award winner for Innovation in Science Engagement. The speakers and panellists included:

  • Roger Highfield, Science Museum Director of External Affairs and Longitude Prize Committee Chair
  • Imran Khan, CEO British Science Association, Longitude Prize Committee member
  • Professor Mike Sharland, Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Lead Consultant Paediatrician, St George’s University, Longitude Prize Advisory Panel member
  •  Melissa Sterry, Renowned Futurist
  • Professor Chris Toumazou, Regius Professor of Engineering at Imperial College and the Founder, Chairman / CEO of Toumaz Technology and DNA Electronics.

The event covered a range of topics and some great questions for the panel from attendees. You can listen to the audio of the full event on Nesta’s Soundcloud page so if you couldn’t make it along you can still have access to everything that was discussed on the night. We look forward to seeing you all at our next event!