21.02.2017

Leveraging Cross-Sector Opportunities: Cleantech and More - Granta Park

Cambridge Cleantech is running a break-out session from 12:00 at the "Innovate UK in the East of England" event

Date: Tue 21 February 2017
Time: 12:00 – 16:30 GMT
Venue: Granta Conference Centre
Granta Park
Great Abington
CB21 6AL

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Draft Agenda for Innovate UK in the East of England – 21 Feb 2017
 
 
  “Shaping the Future”
Innovate UK in the East of England
8.30am: Arrival / Coffee/ Networking
09.30am: Welcome – Plenary
 
  • Intro to East of England Region – TBC
  • What is today about? Intro to Innovate UK – Howard Partridge or Liz Flint, Innovate UK
  • Intro to Venturefest East – Laura Welham-Halstead, GCGP LEP
 
Opening remarks by VIP – TBC
 

Science and Innovation Audit Discussions by Sector
10.00am: Life Sciences
 
- Relevant Sector case studies from local organisations
- Discuss hypothesis from SIA and future of sector
- Panel Discussion
 
Session to be led by:                                                                                
Dr. Martino Picardo, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
 
Speakers:
Sally-Ann Forsyth, Norwich Research Park
Mathew Durdy, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
Eddie Blair, Integrated Medicines Ltd.
 
10.00am: AgriTech
 
- Relevant Sector case studies from local organisations
- Discuss hypothesis from SIA and future of sector
- Panel Discussion
 
Session to be led by:
 
Andrew Spencer, Rothamsted Research – confirmed
10.00am: Advanced Engineering and Materials
 
- Relevant Sector case studies from local organisations
- Discuss hypothesis from SIA and future of sector
- Panel Discussion
 
Session to be led by:
Peter Oakley, TWI Ltd – confirmed
 
 
10.00am:  ICT
 
- Relevant Sector case studies from local organisations
- Discuss hypothesis from SIA and future of sector
- Panel Discussion
 
Session to be led by:
Jonathan Legh-Smith, BT - confirmed
 
 
 
 
 
11.30am: COFFEE / TEA / NETWORKING
 
12.00pm: Leveraging cross-sector opportunities: Cleantech and more
 
Chaired by: Hugh Parnell, Chairman Cambridge Cleantech
 
Agenda:
Chairman’s Welcome: Hugh Parnell, Chairman Cambridge Cleantech
 
The Cross Sectoral Approach from Leading Business Support Groups:
  • Hethel Engineering Centre: Simon Coward, MD. 
  • Cambridge Cleantech: Martin Garratt, CEO
  • Norwich Research Park: Sally-Ann Forsyth, CEO - TBC
  • London, Stansted, Cambridge Corridor: John McGill, Director
 
Q&A: audience and H Parnell, Chairman
 
 
1pm: Plenary for feedback
 
  • Summary and brief discussion
  • How does today lead into Venturefest East?
 
1.30pm: LUNCH AND NETWORKING
 
Innovate UK Health and Life Sciences Competition  Introduction to Innovate UK Family
2.30pm: Innovate UK Health and Life Sciences Competition
 
  • Introduction to background, scope and eligibility.
  • Project Idea pitching
  • 1-1 meetings with Innovate UK Lead Techs and KTN specialists
 
 
Ian Campbell and Tom Jenkins, Innovate UK
 
 
2.30pm:
 
Introduction to Innovate UK family
 
  • Innovate UK
  • Catapults
  • EEN
  • KTN
 
- Liz Flint/ Howard Partridge, Innovate UK
- Sue Dunkerton, KTN
- Graham Coultas, EEN
- Joanne Hackett, Precision Medicine Catapult
 
Speakers various - TBC
2.30pm:
 
Design Foundation
 
  • Introduction of DF
  • Discussions around how design can be applied cross sectors
  • Other ideas? Brainstorming?
  • Q&A
 
 
Led by KTN – Barry Waddilove / Ed Hobson
 
 
4.00pm: COFFEE / TEA BREAK                                                   
4.15pm:
 
Proposal Clinic
 
  • Tips and hints on how to put a successful proposal together
  • Assessors perspective: What an assessor looks for?
 
Led by KTN and EEN – confirmed:
 
Terry O’Neill, KTN
Karen Livingstone, EAHSN
Roger Hetherington, EEN
4.15pm:
 
Speed-Dating and 1-1 meetings
 
- Competition partnership brokering
 
 
5.15pm: Close
       
 
 

DESCRIPTION

Innovate UK in the East of England will champion the power of innovation and enable regional businesses throughout the East of England to obtain a thorough understanding of the funding and support that is available to them from the Innovate UK family including; the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Enterprise Europe Network, the Catapults and also from other regional landscape partners, such as the Local Enterprise Partnerships, Regional Growth Hubs and other trade organisations.

Aim of the event

This event will help to demonstrate the importance of innovation and networking to businesses, effective exchange of knowledge helps drive innovation, in particular this event will focus on:

  • Promoting the new Innovate UK Health and Life Sciences competition

  • Explore the future strategic direction of innovation across the East of England under the Science and Innovation Audit framework

Delegates will have the opportunity to learn about and contribute to:

◦ Life Sciences;

◦ Agri-Tech;

◦ Advanced Manufacturing;

◦ ICT;

◦ Cross-cutting session.

  • Innovate UK’s forthcoming Health and Life Sciences competition, which will open early February. You will have the opportunity to hear from Innovate UK Lead Technologists who will be providing background on the call, its scope and eligibility, as well as project idea pitching, consortia brokering activities and proposal clinics.

For those, who are not that familiar with the whole of the Innovate UK family, there will be an opportunity to attend an introductory session. Colleagues from KTN will also introduce the new Innovate UK’s Design Foundation, a new cross-cutting funding opportunity. There will also be networking and speed-dating opportunities throughout the day.

Who should attend?

1. Companies interested in learning more about the Science and Innovation Audits and/or in contributing their thoughts;

2. Companies interested in the Health and Life Sciences competition;

3. Companies new to innovation or who want to learn more about the national and regional support on offer.

Please contact Viola Hay at viola.hay@ktn-uk.org if you have any questions regarding the event.

Delegates will also have the opportunity for 1-1 networking.