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The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable has been confirmed as the VIP guest at Nucleus Expo 2016, sponsored by Merck. Sir Vince will be opening the brand new Grade A office accommodation at 5 Benham Campus, and delivering a keynote speech for the science and technology-focused event.

The former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills is a frequent speaker at business conferences with several (pro-bono) directorships. He is chair of one of the UK’s leading social enterprises, HCT Group,  the bus company providing low cost minibuses for local community groups, and is also chair (designate) of the Hampshire Community Bank (currently seeking regulatory clearance). Additionally he is Director of RemindMeCare, a start-up company developing software for dementia care, and has visiting professorships at the London School of Economics, and the Universities of Nottingham, Sheffield and St Mary’s.

Peter Birkett, CEO of the University Southampton Science Park and Nucleus Expo 2016 partner, commented: “Supporting the commercialisation of high-quality science and technology has always been of great importance here at the Science Park. The opening of the new building has allowed us a unique opportunity to combine this occasion with an event to showcase the best of innovation in the region. We are thrilled to be able to welcome The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable to open our new building and inspire us with his keynote address at Nucleus Expo 2016.”

Tickets for Nucleus Expo will include access to the opening ceremony at 10.30am on the 21st of September, and registration is free. The full programme is now online, with talks, workshops and breakout sessions with IBM, Hampshire Constabulary, Merck, Dstl, The Royal Navy and others. Sign up today to secure your spot at the largest science and technology Expo in Hampshire!

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