Innovate Day 1

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09:00

WELCOME TO INNOVATE 2016

09:15 - 09:30

Speakers:
Dr Ruth McKernan CBE, Chief Executive, Innovate UK
Marian Sudbury, Director, Northern Powerhouse, Department for
International Trade

 

Welcome Address

09:30 - 09:50

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President & Vice-Chancellor, Manchester University

 

Manufacturing of the Future

09:50 - 10:25

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Attend this inspirational session to find out how manufacturing is transforming for the future, how the UK is becoming a world leader and the global opportunities for your business.

Speakers:
Simon Edmonds, Director of Manufacturing and Materials, Innovate UK
Dick Elsy, CEO, High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Asif Moghal, Manufacturing Industry Manager, Autodesk
Dr Zoe Webster, Head of High Value Manufacturing, Innovate UK

10:00

Cities of the Future - The Foundation of Successful Societies

10:25 - 11:00

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Cities are the convening point for the most complex of infrastructure systems sparking opportunity for innovation like never before. This future-looking session will give invaluable insight into how UK businesses can thrive as the world adapts to ever increasing city-living.

Speakers:
Keith Clarke, Chair, Future Cities Catapult (Chair)
Julie Alexander, Director, Smart Cities Practice, Siemens
Ian Meikle, Director of Infrastructure Systems, Innovate UK
Ben Murphy, Business Builder, CleanTech, IP Group
Miranda Sharp, Head of Smart Cities Practice, Ordnance Survey
Chris Taylor, Head of Commercial Development, Mastodon C
Steve Yianni, CEO, Transport Systems Catapult

 

How to...Finance Research & Development

10:25 - 11:00

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Find out how to navigate today's R&D tax and investment landscape. Find out what schemes are out there that could benefit you and how you can make the most of them.

 

Aldo De Leonibus, CEO, Inventya
Simon Moseley, Direct Tax Specialist, HMRC
Stuart Scott-Wilson, Corporation Tax Specialist, HMRC

11:00

NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 - 11:30

 

Innovators Unveiled

11:30 - 11:35

Join us for this series of speed pitches where a selection of the UK’s brightest and best innovators will launch their products to a live audience. You will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of new and exciting companies, soon to hit the market. Remember, you saw them at Innovate 2016 first!

 

Maximising the Potential of Industry 4.0

11:30 - 12:15

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Why is there hype around Industry 4.0 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution and crucially, what does it mean for you? Find out about the impact this could have on manufacturing through robotics and automation; data analysis, modelling and simulation; visualisation, enhanced connectivity and business models. This seminar will present the major global opportunities that digitalisation could present and will showcase ways in which some SMEs are already harnessing it for business benefit. It will also address major considerations such as trust, security and data ownership.

Speakers:
Lynne McGregor, Innovation Lead, High Value Manufacturing, Innovate UK (Chair)
Dr Axel Bindel, Chief Technology Officer, HSSMI
Dr Massimo Noro, Science Leader High Performance
Computing, Unilever
Dr Jeni Tennison, CEO, Open Data Institute
Chris Thompson, Founder, ViaDynamics

 

Innovation Thrives in Drive to Create Liveable Space

11:30 - 12:15

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With an ever-increasing migration rate from rural to urban living around the globe, cities both new and old are finding it harder to deliver content, prosperous and productive environments for their citizens. With pressures mounting for city resources, recreational space is at a premium and infrastructure is at breaking point - creating a wealth of opportunity for innovators. Find out how pioneering cities are adapting and thriving under this pressure.

Speakers:
Adrian Talbot, Principal Consultant, Amey Smart Data and Technology (Chair)
Stephen Garvin, Director, BRE
Peter Madden, Chief Executive, Future Cities Catapult
Dr Liz O’Driscoll, Head of Innovation, ExeterCityFutures
Sandra Sassow, CEO, SEaB Energy

 

How to...Go international

11:30 - 12:15

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Find out how to decide which export markets are right for you, how to attract foreign investment and how to prepare to go global. Hear from large and small companies about their specific experiences and procurement models and provide feedback on things to watch out for and practical advice about the steps to take. Learn about the support provided by the Department for International Trade and its guidance and services associated with the ‘customer journey’ to exporting and the international trade and investment network around the world.

Speakers:
Geoff McCormick, GM Associates (Chair)
Neil Ricketts, CEO, Versarien
Lynn Shaw, DIT NW Trade Team
Mike Short, Vice President, Telefónica

 

Innovation Clusters: Influencing Regional Economies from the Northern Powerhouse

11:35 - 12:15

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The importance of nurturing innovation clusters has received much global attention in recent years. With case studies from the Northern Powerhouse, this two-part session will focus on how clusters positively influence regional economies across the world. It will explore how strong clusters foster innovation through dense knowledge flows and spill overs as well as how they strengthen entrepreneurship by boosting new enterprise formation and startup survival, enhancing productivity and employment.

Speakers:
Marian Sudbury, Director, Northern Powerhouse, Department for
International Trade (Chair)
Andrew Jamieson, CEO, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Catherine Johns, Innovation and Business Growth Director,
Business Durham
Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, Lead on
Growth for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority & Chair of
the Core Cities Cabinet
Matt Reed, Senior Open Innovation Director, Unilever

12:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

12:15 - 13:30

13:00

Innovators Unveiled

13:30 - 13:35

Join us for this series of speed pitches where a selection of the UK’s brightest and best innovators will launch their products to a live audience. You will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of new and exciting companies, soon to hit the market. Remember, you saw them at Innovate 2016 first!

 

Investment Showcase

13:30 - 14:10

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Announcing Innovate UK’s new Investment Showcase Programme – introducing selected innovation companies to panels of investors to help them raise finance to realise their growth ambitions. Investors and a successful business will give insight into how the pilot Investment Showcase worked for them.

Speakers:
Nigel Walker, Head of New Financial Products, Innovate UK (Chair)
Dr Caroline Barelle, CEO, Elasmogen
Dr Claire Brown, Investment Manager, BioCity Group/Alderley Park Ventures
Dr Savvas Neophytou, Partner & Head of Life Sciences, Deepbridge Capital

 

ME, MYSELF AND AI: SHARING OUR WORLD WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

13:30 - 14:10

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This session will look to place the citizen/individual at the centre of the discussion and consider how the development of technologies will impact lifestyle at HOME, WORK and PLAY. We will look at
standards and regulation; connectivity, ubiquity, Ai and machine learning; avatars, analytics, IoT, wearable and hearables; gesture and voice. The session will aim to be benefits focused and consider
where these applications are currently surfacing and how fast they will emerge as well as the barriers to growth. We will look at the UK landscape and place in context to what is happening
internationally and cultural variants if any. The session will consider three aspects of Me, Myself and Ai, namely: The Opportunity, The Technology, The Challenges

Speakers:
Dan Byles, Vice President, Head of Corporate Development, Living PlanIT
John K Davies, Augmental Systems
Dan Palmer, Head of Market Development, BSi
Delta Wisdom
David Woods, Chair, London Futurists & Principal

 

How to...Get connected

13:30 - 14:10

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Find out how to engage with the research base, how to tap into the UK’s regional expertise and access international corporations.

Speakers:
Steve Crighton, Founder & Managing Director, Pollywood Ltd
Andy Millar, Enterprise Europe Network Coordinator, Invest NI
Andrew North, Innovation Adviser, Enterprise Europe Network, International Trade Centre North West

 

The Innovation Landscape: Evolving to Stay Competitive

13:35 - 14:20

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The UK’s innovation ‘ecosystem’ makes it a great place to start and grow a business. This landscape is evolving fast – not least with the plan to set up UK Research and Innovation. How will these changes help the UK to remain an innovation leader and compete globally?

Speakers:
Julia King, The Baroness Brown of Cambridge (Chair)
Sir John Kingman, Chair, UK Research and Innovation
Dr Ruth McKernan CBE, Chief Executive, Innovate UK
Prof Philip Nelson, Chair of Executive Group, Research Councils UK
Dr R M Sorrell, VP Public Partnerships, BP International Limited

14:00

Expanding horizons: UK Manufacturing Creates Added Value in a Competitive Global Market

14:15 - 15:00

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To be competitive in the global economy and ensure their place at the top of the value chain, UK manufacturers need to tap into new sources of revenue beyond the factory gates through new services and business models. Find out how UK companies are taking a through-life approach and how they are innovating to meet evolving customer needs through developments in servitisation and customisation.

Speakers:
Gerry Flynn, Innovation Lead, Innovate UK (Chair)
Prof Tim Baines, Director of Advanced Services Group, Aston Business School
Dr Andy Clifton, Sustainability Manager, Engineering & Design, Rolls-Royce
Ian Turner, MD, Juice Technology
Prof Tim Vorley, Prof of Entrepreneurship, University of Sheffield

 

Delivering a Strong Global Economy: Setting the pace on city innovation

14:15 - 15:00

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Adapting cutting-edge technologies in urban environments can only happen if the right business models are in place to deliver success. This session aims to reveal the strategies Local Authorities
are taking to set the pace on city innovation and what the collaboration opportunities are around the world to embed the very latest innovations. Discover the contribution that innovations in transport can make in ensuring that regions remain competitive.

 

Speakers:
Stephen Barnwell, Unilever R&D Port Sunlight, Unilever
Rafael Cuesta, Head of Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester
James Datson, Senior Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult
Trevor Dorling, Digital Cities, Digital Greenwich
Rob Warnes, Performance & Planning Director, Northern Railway

 

How to...Pitch and Win

14:15 - 15:00

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Attend this fast paced pitching session where the cream of our Innovation Showcase companies will share their ambitions on how they want to grow their businesses. Find your next investment or get
inspired by the best innovators in the UK as they try to grab attention from the partners that can take their businesses to the next level.

Speakers:
Ian Tracey, Access to Funding and Finance, Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network (Chair)

Case study:
Mark Evans, CEO & Co-Founder, Adaptix Imaging
Daniel Hardingham, Managing Director, Joyner Bolt

Investors:
Richard Blakesley, Partner, Capital Pilot
Steve Wall, Manager, North West Business Angels
Mark White, Investment Director, Rainbow Seed Fund

 

The UK is Open for Business

14:20 - 14:55

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Find out the strategies UK businesses are taking to remain globally competitive in an ever-changing economic and political landscape. From inward investment opportunities to the most exciting global markets, UK innovation is gaining global attention.

Speakers:
Tom Thackray, Director of Innovation, CBI (Chair)
Mark Fahy, Head of UK Small and Mid-Cap Companies,
London Stock Exchange
Stephen Pattison, VP Public Affairs, ARM Holdings
John Pelton MBE, Director, CH2M (formerly Crossrail’s lead for innovation)
Mike Short, Vice President, Telefónica Europe

 

Innovators Unveiled

14:55 - 15:00

Join us for this series of speed pitches where a selection of the UK’s brightest and best innovators will launch their products to a live audience. You will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of new and exciting companies, soon to hit the market. Remember, you saw them at Innovate 2016 first!

15:00

Networking Break

15:00 - 15:30

 

Innovators Unveiled

15:30 - 15:35

Join us for this series of speed pitches where a selection of the UK’s brightest and best innovators will launch their products to a live audience. You will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of new and exciting companies, soon to hit the market. Remember, you saw them at Innovate 2016 first!

 

Materials of the future

15:30 - 16:10

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Manchester is the home of graphene and the new Sir Henry Royce Centre on Advanced Materials, helping to put the UK market at the forefront of global innovation. With materials performance and efficiency key to all economic sectors, hear from sector experts about start-of-the-art developments in materials and the materials innovations that will be required by key sectors. Find out what investors are looking for and today’s most exciting propositions for international businesses.

Speakers:
Dr Lien Ngo, Lead Technologist, Advanced Materials, Innovate UK (Chair)
James Baker, Graphene Business Director, National Graphene Institute
Simon Jones, Commercial Director, FlexEnable
Achim Hoffman, Director, Technology, IP Group

 

Cities Under Threat: Implementing urban resilience

15:30 - 16:10

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Cities are under threat like never before – from climate change impacting the dynamics of traditional supply chains to vulnerabilities on our transport and energy infrastructure to rising sea-levels and flooding as well as ever-present security threats. Cities of the future are learning to become more resilient to these threats by embracing new technologies. This session will explore where these technologies are having an impact on urban resilience.

Speakers:
Mark Harvey, Founder & CEO, Resurgence.IO
Rod Plummer, CEO, Shoothill
Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director, Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction
Tim Stiven, Head of Delivery, Energy Systems Catapult

 

How to...Think future

15:30 - 16:10

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Find out how to enhance your understanding of the factors affecting your market, and how Innovate UK’s Horizons tool might help. Explore how you can stay ahead of megatrends and turn them into
innovation opportunities, enabled by effective collaboration.

Speakers:
Nick Cliffe, Innovation Lead - Manufacturing & Materials, Innovate UK (Chair)
Louise Armstrong, Principal Sustainability Advisor, Forum for the Future
Ben Peace, Sustainable Manufacturing Lead, Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network
Kate Wolfenden & Marcella Navarro, Co-Founders, WWF-X

 

DISRUPTING THE FUTURE WITH KEYNOTE ADDRESSES FROM PAUL MISENER, VP OF GLOBAL INNOVATION POLICY AND COMMUNICATIONS AT AMAZON AND DR ALAN JAMES,VP OF WORLDWIDE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AT HYPERLOOP ONE

15:35 - 16:45

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Disruptive innovation demands re-invisaging the future and creating a business environment that fosters change. Hear from global thought-leaders on how to embed innovation in your business as well as your technology.

 

Speakers:
Phil Smith, Chairperson, Cisco UK & Ireland; Chairperson, Innovate UK
(Chair)
Dr Alan James, VP Worldwide Business Development, Hyperloop One
Paul Misener, VP Global Innovation Policy and Communications, Amazon
Jeremy Silver, CEO, Digital Catapult
Jenny Tooth, CEO, UK Business Angels Association

16:00

How to...Generate and Protect your IP Globally

16:15 - 17:00

Find out what you need to know before you go international and how to protect your intellectual property.

Speakers:
David Morgan, Enterprise Europe Network IP Specialist, Business West
Paul O’Collins, Enterprise Europe Network Co-ordinator, Business West

 

Tackling the productivity gap

16:15 - 17:00

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The UK must raise productivity to be competitive. This seminar will look at the various ways in which this could be achieved in manufacturing and materials. Hear how companies can innovate to increase both labour and non-labour productivity.

Speakers:
Robin Wilson, Innovation Lead - High Value Manufacturing, Innovate UK (Chair)
Ged Barlow, Managing Director, C-Tech Innovation Ltd
Dr J Iwan Davies, Group Technology Director, IQE Plc
Dr Colin Herron, Director, Zero Carbon Futures
Dr Greg Lavery, Founder, RypeOffice

 

Connected Cities, Integrated Systems

16:15 - 17:00

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This seminar will look at how systems integration and open data platforms are leading to optimized productivity and efficiency. Cities have to find new ways of working and technology is a vital enabler,
but there are many technological solutions based on varying business models and without prior experience, it is very difficult to know what the most appropriate solution is to adopt. Moreover, technology is only part of the solution; the rest is about how city authorities organise, operate and engage citizens through technology.

 

Speakers:
Rob Furlong, Transport Systems Lead, Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network
Alex Gluhak, Lead Technologist, Digital Catapult
Dr Stephen Hamil, Director of Design and Innovation, RIBA Enterprises
Simon Hunt, Programme Manager (AMEY), Staffordshire County Council
Lee Omar, CEO, Red Ninja

 

The Future of Innovation: Anticipating radical disruptions and reinvention

16:45 - 17:00

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The future arrives in waves of accelerating disruption. As the fourth industrial revolution gathers pace, with as much change expected in the next 20 years as in the preceding 60, how can entrepreneurs and engineers in the UK become better at anticipating and riding these waves? In provocative remarks at the close of Day One, David Wood, smartphone industry pioneer and Chair of London Futurists, will share some stark warnings about risks ahead: the risks of techno-myopia, complacency, inertia, and leapfrog inventiveness from emerging economies. He’ll also offer practical tips for successful innovation in the face of these changes – emphasising the disciplines of foresight, scenario analysis, agility, and collaborative futurism. A world of radical new opportunity awaits, if we have the vision to discern it in advance, and the collective nimbleness to seize it.

Speakers:
David Wood, Chair, London Futurists & Principal Delta Wisdom

17:00

CLOSING REMARKS

17:00 - 17:15

Phil Smith, Chairperson, Innovate UK; Chairperson, Cisco UK & Ireland

 

Networking Reception

17:15 - 18:00