C2E project closing conference

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We have been monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very carefully. Based on our most up to date assessment, and in consideration of general public health and safety, we decided to suspend the C2E conference until further notice. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and we will keep you updated.

Date: 27/03 10 am
Place: Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square
London SE5 0HF

THEME: “ Develop young carers’ practical, creative and entrepreneurial skills”

IARS  will launch the findings of the Erasmus+ “Care to entrepreneurship” project.  Coordinated by Professor Theo Gavrielides, C2e involves five countries (Greece,  Italy, Romania, Belgium and the UK).

Young carers across Europe, face common difficulties when accessing everyday education, training and employment. The project also showed that due to the circumstances they grow up with, the same young people develop a number of soft or interpersonal skills and competences which with the right nurturing could lead them to develop their own businesses. This entrepreneurial approach to employment is the focus of this new Erasmus+ funded payment Care2Entrepreneurship.

“The conference will be a place where young carers, charity professionals, and others can enjoy inspiring talks and engaging workshops from leading entrepreneurs and business leaders, as well as meet other like-minded individuals.

THE PROGRAMME

10:00

Registration

10:30

Welcome to the IARS Director

11:15

From carer to successful entrepreneur.
Aninspiring journey
Devika Wood, 
Founder of I am Arla and Vida

Devika Wood
Founder of I am Arla and Vida
An executive leader and accomplished entrepreneur with 7 years of hands-on innovation and digital transformation delivery experience,
including a successful start-up exit in 2019. An Imperial trained cancer research scientist and holding a Master’s in Public Health from Imperial
University. Experienced innovation and strategy consultant, having worked on the development of many award-winning start-ups and notably the unicorn, Babylon. An experienced entrepreneur-in-residence and innovation specialist with experience from start-up to VC.  
A passion to innovate and disrupt in the care industry, came from being a young carer for 12 years, which led to winning industry recognised
awards for Vida, and be featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2018, for healthcare and science.
Awarded "health tech pioneer" in Europe for 2018 and multiple accolades and awards ranging from Glamour magazine, cosmopolitan, the FT, Business Insider, and featured on the front cover of courier
magazine as a start- up to watch in 2018. Notably the most distinguished recognition was awarded in 2019 from United Nations #sheinnovates campaign, recognised for pushing boundaries to break stereotypes in STEM globally and most recently has been awarded the "Entrepreneur of the year" by King's College London.
In her most current role, Devika is the Head of Acceleration and Partnerships for Wayra UK and has a consultancy firm delivering strategy, pitch coaching and growth consultancy to start-ups and SMEs.

11:45

Q&A

12:15

LUNCH BREAK

13:30

INTERNATIONAL PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

Workshop on business planning
Leonardo Castellanos, Saatchi &Saatchi Invest

WORKSHOPS ON PRESENTING THE FINDINGS OF THE C2E PROJECT

Rita Seneca and Maria Cantiello, Anziani e non solo (Italy)
Pauline Baumann, Diesis (Belgium)
Theofilos Pouliopoulos & Alessia Sebillo
Ioana Caciula, Association Habilitas (Romania)

WORKSHOPS ON ETHICAL BUSINESS EDEEY PROJECT

Antonis Foukaras, Cardet (Cyprus)
Maria Efthymiou, Symplexis  (Greece)
Romina Lopez, IARS (London UK)
Joshua Eden, RJ4ALL (London UK)
Natalia Szelachowska, Youth included 
(Czech Republic)

14:30

Live demo of the e-learning platform and
closing of the Conference

By attending the event you agree to being photographed or filmed and this may then be used for marketing and promotional purposes.
Refreshments will be provided at the end of this session.