Innovate day 2

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09:00

Welcome back to Innovate 2016

09:15 - 09:30

Speakers:
Kevin Baughan, Chief Development Offi cer, Innovate UK
Marian Sudbury, Director, Northern Powerhouse, Department for International Trade

 

Health in the Future - where Food, Wellness and Health Collide

09:30 - 10:05

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The health of the world’s population sits at the nexus of healthcare, food, agriculture and biosciences. From hospitals of the future to technology-enabled farming, hear how the UK is pioneering innovation in the health and life sciences. Inspirational speakers will give their take on how investment in agrifood, precision medicine and wellbeing is evolving for tomorrow.

 

Speakers:
Vivienne Parry, Writer and Broadcaster (Chair)
Sandra Callwood, Director of Research, Promar International
Ian Campbell, Director of Health & Life Sciences, Innovate UK
Matthew Durdy, Chief Business Offi cer, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
Marianne Ellis, Associate Dean, University of Bath
Jonathan Sheffi eld, Senior Advisor Clinical Trials, Precision Medicine Catapult

10:00

Technologies of the Future - It's All About Disruption

10:05 - 10:40

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Get inspired by the emerging and enabling technologies that have the power to create the industries of the future – from graphene to robotics, imaging and photonics. Find out how the UK is creating the customer of the future by truly revolutionising the markets of tomorrow.

 

Speakers:
Hazel Moore, Chairman and Co-founder, FirstCapital (Chair)
Stuart Adcock, Project Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
Prof Trevor Cross, Group Chief Technology Offi cer, e2v
Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult
Paul Mason, Director for Emerging and Enabling Technologies, Innovate UK

 

How to...Finance Research & Development

10:25 - 11:00

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.

Speakers:
Laura Close, Corporation Tax Specialist, HMRC
Aldo De Leonibus, CEO, EEN/Inventya
Simon Moseley, Direct Tax Specialist, HMRC

 

Ministerial Address

10:40 - 11:00

11:00

NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 - 11:30

 

Next-Generation Medicine: The UK as world leader

11:30 - 12:15

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The UK is at the forefront of next generation medicine and is creating a powerful infrastructure for the development and adoption of cell and gene therapies, and technologies that will allow early disease detection and treatment selection. Hear from experts in industry and the public sector about their vision of the future.

Speakers:
John Jeans, Chair of the Health Technologies Advisory Board,
Knowledge Transfer Network (Chair)
Graham Boulnois, Chairman, Medicines Discovery Catapult
Aisling Burnand, CEO, Association of Medical Research Charities
Helen Lee, President and CEO of Diagnostics for the Real World
Ken Macnamara, Director of Operations, Synpromics Ltd

 

The Future Customer: Digital Technologies Transform the Businesses of Tomorrow

11:30 - 12:15

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In this session we will look at how digital technologies will unlock new opportunities for businesses in the future. Hear from leading experts to discover how the advancements in digital tech will enrich all our lives. The timescale is within 3 to 5 years.

Speakers:
Irene Lopez de Vallejo, Director of Research and Development, Digital Catapult (Chair)
Stephen Browning, Head of Enabling - Digital, Innovate UK
Matt Celuszak, Co-Founder & CEO, CrowdEmotion
Irene McAleese, Co-Founder & CMO, See Sense
Brian Waterfield, Virtual Reality & High-End Visualisation Technical Lead (Research & Technology), Jaguar LandRover

 

How to...Scale up your High-Growth, Innovative Business

11:30 - 12:15

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Experts will address the challenges of scaling up a high growth, innovative business. Gain insight from real world experience on how to approach the right markets, identify and recruit talent, access finance and develop the leadership capabilities essential to delivering ambitious growth.

Speakers:
Irene Graham, CEO, Scale Up Institute (Chair)
Mark Bryant, Head of Manufacturing, Business Growth Fund
Byron Dixon, Founding CEO, Micro-Fresh International
Dr Rowena Sellens, CEO, Econic Technologies

 

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!

 

My Story: What it's really like to innovate in the UK

11:35 - 12:15

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The UK is a hot-bed for innovation. Get inspired by those taking their businesses from start-up to global brand. Hear the stories of how they got their fi rst order, secured investment and took their businesses overseas.

 

Speakers:
Kevin Baughan, Chief Development Offi cer, Innovate UK (Chair)
Neil Ricketts, CEO, Versarien
David Sanders, Commercial Director, Dearman
Asha Peta Thompson, Director, Intelligent Textiles Ltd

12:00

Immerse UK Launch & Networking Lunch Break

12:15 - 13:30

Launching ImmerseUK network: Invitation-only lunch
This invitation-only event will see the launch of ImmerseUK, a new cross-sector network for anyone interested in the way that augmented and virtual reality can help drive productivity and economic growth in the UK.

The global market for this technology and content is on the brink of very rapid expansion; with Deloitte predicting that 2016 will be the industry’s first billion dollar year. DigiCapital’s Augmented/ Virtual Reality Report 2015 estimates that the VR market alone will be worth $150 billion by 2020.

It will be a challenge for UK businesses to compete in a market where much of the core technology is being developed in the US, China and Korea.
There is world-class expertise, research and innovation taking place across the UK in industry verticals such as transport, health, films and games. However, there is little exchange of knowledge, skill and learning between communities to take advantage of the wider emerging market.

Supported by Innovate UK, ImmerseUK will offer the support that UK business need to make connections, enable knowledge transfer, facilitate collaboration and tap into new areas for growth. 
If you want to support the UK in becoming a global leader in the application of immersive technologies including high end visualisation, virtual, mixed, and augmented reality, haptics and other sensory interfaces with data, sign up from 3rd November at www.immerseUK.org.

13:00

Creating a Healthy Future

13:30 - 14:10

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Find out how emerging and enabling technologies are revolutionising the delivery of better healthcare services across the UK and beyond, minimising costs, improving early diagnosis, reducing risk and more.



Speakers:
Iain Hennessey, Clinical Director of Innovation, Consultant
Paediatric Surgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (Chair)
Claudia Estcourt, Professor of Sexual Health & HIV, Glasgow
Caledonian University and University College London
Hugh Lloyd-Jukes, CEO, Oxehealth Ltd
Henry Pinchbeck, CEO, 3D Life Prints Ltd
Hakim Yadi, CEO, Northern Health Science Alliance Ltd

 

The Emerging Technologies Revolutionising Innovation

13:30 - 14:10

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The UK continues to see the creation and evolution of many new and exciting technologies. Find out how these emerging technologies are opening up business avenues and may one day revolutionise
people’s lives - from the development of graphene in Manchester, to advances in quantum and developments in bio-films.

 

Speakers:
Hazel Moore, Chairman and Co-Founder, FirstCapital (Chair)
Steve Beaumont, Director, QuantIC
Chris Jones, Head of Emerging Technologies, Innovate UK
Neil Parry, Research Programme Director, Biotechnology Science Leader, Unilever
Harry Swan, Managing Director, Thomas Swan

 

How to...Go international

13:30 - 14:10

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Find out how to discover which export markets are right for you, how to attract foreign investment and how to prepare to go global. This is a practical session and we suggest you bring a laptop or tablet to this session.

Session Lead:
John Reed, Special Projects Director, Institute of Export

 

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!

 

INNOVATION CLUSTERS: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND KNOWLEDGE FLOW FROM THE NORTHERN POWERHOUSE

13:35 - 14:15

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The importance of nurturing innovation clusters has received much global attention in recent years. With global case studies from the Northern Powerhouse, this session will focus on how clusters positively infl uence regional economies. 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 start-up survival, enhancing productivity and employment.

 

Speakers:
Tony Quinn, Operations Director, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (Chair)
Rowena Burns, CEO, Manchester Science Partnerships & Chair of Health Innovation Manchester (HInM)
Juergen Maier, CEO, Siemens UK
Grant Peggie, Director in the Venture Capital Solutions Team, British Business Bank

14:00

The Global Opportunities of Enabling Technologies

14:15 - 15:00

This session highlights some of the key capabilities and technologies that help underpin UK business and set our place on the global market. The likes of sensors and photonics are creating new market prospective, advances in high performance computing are releasing new potential for business and Creative principles are identifying previously unrealised potential.

Speakers:
Julie Alexander, Director, Urban Development, Siemens (Chair)
Abi Bowman, Head of Projects, The Foundry
John Goodacre, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Kaleao
Richard Price, CTO, PragmatIC
Andrew Tyrer, Head of Enabling Technologies, Innovate UK

 

Innovating Our Food Chain

14:15 - 15:00

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The UK is at the forefront of agri-food innovation with the opportunity to increase the pace and scale of the uptake of technologies around the world. This seminar will focus on the investment opportunities across the food chain. From technological advances in engineering and biology to increase agricultural productivity; to developments in nutrition, provenance, and safety in order to improve food quality and
sustainability. Learn how businesses are working with Innovate UK to invest and how the UK is competing on a global scale.

Speakers:
Prof Janet Bainbridge, CEO, Agricultural Technology Organisation & sector lead Bioeconomy (Chair)
Victoria Jones, Senior Group Leader, Ingredients Research (Physical Sciences) at Mondelez International
Dr Peter Kristensen, Portfolio Development Director, Wheatsheaf
Sophie Throup, Managing Director, RAFT Solutions Ltd

 

How to...Get connected

14:15 - 15:00

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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:
Leo Donato, Team Leader, RTC North
Andy Millar, Enterprise Europe Network Coordinator, Invest NI
Andrew North, Innovation Adviser, Enterprise Europe Network, International Trade Centre North West

 

Innovators Unveiled

14:15 - 14:20

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!

 

Research is GREAT: Collaborations taking the world by storm

14:40 - 15:00

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Discover how UK innovators are tapping into our world-class research capability and forging collaborations that are garnering international attention. This must-attend session will give real insight into the innovations of tomorrow.

 

Speakers:
Susan Watts, Head of Public Engagement,
MRC Clinical Sciences Centre (Chair)
James Baker, Business Director, National Graphene Institute
Prof Alex Breeze, Chair in Biomolecular NMR, University of Leeds
Dr Rebecca Docherty, Knowledge Exchange Scientist, University of Liverpool
Andy Marshall, Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Lancaster

15:00

NETWORKING BREAK

15:00 - 15:30

 

Advancements in the UK Space Sector

15:30 - 16:10

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The UK has a strong heritage of satellites in the space sector and is leading in the way in developing new applications from Space. Innovate UK, with the Satellite Applications Catapult Centre, the UK Space Agency and working with the European Space Agency are helping companies deliver advancement and growth in the UK Space sector. Hear from sector experts about how the UK is collaborating to succeed in the areas of satellite applications and the next generation of services from space.

Speakers:
Antonia Jenkinson, Chief Financial and Operating Officer and Executive Director, Satellite Applications Catapult (Chair)
John Charlick, Head of Projects, Clyde Space
Katherine Courtney, CEO, UK Space Agency
Tim Just, Head of Enabling - Space, Innovate UK
Dr Gail Millin-Chalabi, Project Lead, EnviroSAR

 

How to...Get Funding

15:30 - 16:10

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Find out how Innovate UK can help you to innovate successfully, how to perfect your pitch, what new private investment sources are driving the market place and how to secure them.

 

Speakers:
Paul Breen, Director of Business Finance, Business Finance Solutions (Chair)
Julian Viggars, Head of Technology Investment, Enterpirse Ventures
Richard Young, Director - North, BVCA

 

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!

 

Making Innovation Happen

15:30 - 16:10

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How do we challenge convention within even the biggest, stickiest organisations - to make innovation happen?

Entrepreneur and business strategist Josh Valman started designing and manufacturing at 13, was a consultant at 15, and still in his early 20s heads an innovation and manufacturing strategy business. With a global network in over 100 countries, Josh seeks to disrupt established business models and challenges received wisdom on innovation strategy, out-sourcing and supply chain, and how to become a more agile, creative business.

 

Josh Valman, Founder and CEO, RPD International

 

Diversity Disrupts: Not taking the easy path

15:35 - 16:15

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Diverse teams result in disruptive innovation, but nurturing ideas from everyone is not always easy. Hear from those taking a proactive approach to diversity, those who’ve had to overcome their own challenges and get inspired by the very real benefits of fostering an inclusive team.

Speakers:
Elspeth Finch, CEO and founder of Indigo&; Chair of Innovators' Network, RAEng (Chair)
Tera Allas, Visiting Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute; Governing Board Member, Innovate UK
Joyeeta Das, CEO, Gyana Ltd
Gaynor Dykes, Network Manager, Angel Academe North
Hilary Reynolds, Executive Director, RCUK
Phil Smith, Chairperson Cisco UK and Ireland; Chairperson, Innovate UK

16:00

The Power of Innovation to Improve Daily Life

16:15 - 17:00

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Great innovation not only results in economic success but changes lives for the better. This thought-provoking session will inspire you to think differently, keep an open mind and create a business that really has an impact.

Speakers:
Wayne Hemingway, Founder, HemingwayDesign (Chair)
Richard Browning, Trader, BP
Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Offi cer, Ocado
Simon Jones, Head of Innovation, Team Sky

 

Harnessing Health Sector Diversity to Support Community Wellbeing

16:15 - 17:00

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Collaboration, diversity and learning are key to innovation. This session will explore learning from independent living programmes and consider cross-sectoral thinking to improve wellbeing. What technologies are transferable and how can they be harnessed to deliver and support better quality of life and future communities?

Speakers:
Jackie Marshall-Cyrus, Director of Innovation Strategy, Jackie Marshall-Cyrus & Associates Ltd (Chair)
Chris Crockford, CEO, Cardiocity Ltd
Carmel Dickinson, Programme Manager at Manchester Informatics, University of Manchester
Nathan Koren, Founder & CEO, Podaris Ltd
Mark Shayler, Founder, Ape; Co-Founder, Rebel Cell; Founding Partner, Do Lectures

 

Realising the Potential of Robotics

16:15 - 17:00

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With the advancement in Robotics and Autonomous Systems we have seen gains in the manufacturing sector and progression into the consumer space, with areas like assistive robotics and unmanned systems developing to deliver new services and offerings.

Speakers:
David Bisset, Director, iTechnic & Chairman, RAS SIG AB (Chair)
Arny Arnold, CEO & Founder, Titan Reality
Jeremy Hadall, Chief Technologist, The Manufacturing Technology Centre
Andrew Tyrer, Head of Enabling Capabilities, Innovate UK
Rich Walker, Managing Director, Shadow Robot

 

How to...Market Yourself

16:15 - 17:00

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Find out how to market your business, optimise your online presence and the power of social media, make sure your pitch hits the perfect note.

 

Speaker:
Mireille Owen-Hughes, Innovation and Commercial Partnership Adviser, Enterprise Europe Network

17:00

PEER TO PEER AWARD PRESENTED BY DR RUTH MCKERNAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, INNOVATE UK DESIGN IN INNOVATION AWARD PRESENTED BY WAYNE HEMINGWAY

17:00 - 17:15

 

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