Talking Future

Welcome to Talking Future, a podcast by the Entrepreneurs' Forum where we talk to North East entrepreneurs about their work, their lives and especially their views on the future and how they are innovating as they plan ahead. 

Jonathan O'Halloran, QuantuMDx

Episode 17

In episode 17 of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Jonathan O'Halloran about QuantuMDx's 'handheld laboratory' Q-POC, its use in detecting cancer and COVID, and its exciting future.

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Prof Che Connon, CellulaREvolution

Episode 16

In episode 16 of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Prof Che Connon of CelluaREvolution about lab-grown meat and the future of the industry. 

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Dr Arnab Basu, Kromek

Episode 15

In this episode of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Dr Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek, about detection technology, its use in identifying dirty bombs and in helping discover early-stage diseases, and the future of the industry.

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Scott White, PragmatIC Semiconductor

Episode 14

In this episode of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Scott White, CEO of PragmatIC Semiconductor, about ultra-low-cost and flexible electronics, the future of the semiconductor industry and ultra running.

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Brian Palmer, Tharsus

Episode 13

In this episode of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Brian Palmer, CEO of Tharsus, about robotics, automation and the workplace of the future.

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Darren Jobling, ZeroLight

Episode 12

In this episode of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Darren Jobling, CEO of ZeroLight, about virtual reality and augmented reality technology, personalised buying experiences and the future of the automotive industry.

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Dr Nichola Conlon, Nuchido

Episode 11

In this episode of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Dr Nichola Conlon, CEO of Nuchido, about the science of anti-aging, turning science into a business, patenting inventions and bringing a supplement (Nuchido Time+) to market.

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Sandy Chen, Graphene Composites

Episode 10

In our tenth episode of Talking Future, and the first episode of 2021, Yvonne Bell speaks to Sandy Chen, CEO and co-founder of Graphene Composites, about the future of graphene, how the business used crowdfunding to secure £2m investment and their newest invention GC-ink, an ink which captures and destroys viruses and bacteria, including coronavirus.

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Pete Lillie, Presca Sportswear

Episode 9

In our nineth episode of Talking Future, and the last episode of 2020, Yvonne Bell speaks to Pete Lillie, co-founder and Commercial Director of Presca Sportswear, about what it takes to make sustainable sportswear, finding the balance between sustainability and athletic performance and how strong core values can be a competitive advantage.

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Natasha Boulding, Plastech Innovation (Sphera)

Episode 8

In our eighth episode of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Natasha Boulding, co-founder and CEO of Plastech Innovation, Durham University's first student spin-out, about the world's sand shortage, tackling plastic waste and the future of the construction industry. 

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Isabella West, Hirestreet

Episode 7

In our seventh episode of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Isabella West, founder of Hirestreet, about tackling fast fashion, sustainable supply chains and her zero waste fashion tips.

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Stephen Irish, Hyperdrive Innovation

Episode 6

In our sixth episode, Yvonne Bell speaks to Commercial Director of Hyperdrive Innovation, Stephen Irish, about the future of battery technology and what's needed to achieve a clean energy future.

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Laura Weaving, Duo Global Consulting

Episode 5

In our fifth episode of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Laura Weaving of Duo Global Consulting, about creating a workplace that works, understanding staff motivations and behavioural drivers, and how COVID has reshaped company culture

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Joanna Feeley, Trend Bible

Episode 4

In our fourth episode of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Joanna Feeley, CEO of Trend Bible, about how trends work, the differences between trendspotting and trendforecasting and how the current pandemic has shaped the way people feel, behave and buy.

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Karen Winterhalter, Onyx Health

Episode 3

In our third episode of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Karen Winterhalter, CEO of Onyx Health, about future healthcare trends from VR to AR, wearables to interactive learning environments, and how COVID has accelerated the adoption of tech within healthcare communications.

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Dean Benson, Visualsoft

Episode 2

In the second episode of our Talking Future podcast, Yvonne Bell speaks to Dean Benson, CEO of Visualsoft, about the future of ecommerce and how COVID has accelerated the adoption of e-commerce and omnichannel shopping.

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Dan Martin, Elmtronics

Episode 1

In the first episode of Talking Future, Yvonne Bell speaks to Dan Martin, CEO of Elmtronics and Hubsta, about the future of electric vehicles, EV charging and the automotive industry.

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