Our world is changing rapidly – the pressures of climate change, technological development and population increase are creating complex, but fascinating, global challenges. How can innovation help us rise to these challenges and what opportunities do they present?

Day One

Main Stage: The Future of Industry

Speaker:

Dr Ruth McKernan, CEO, Innovate UK

Seminar Stage 1

These seminars will cover six key areas of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). The ISCF builds on the UK’s world-class research base and delivers the innovation and skills to transform existing industries and create new ones. It accelerates commercial exploitation of the most exciting technologies and services in the UK to ensure that investment in science and research truly delivers economic growth right across the country. The ISCF is delivered by Innovate UK and Research Councils UK, and eventually UK Research and Innovation, the single voice for the UK’s research and innovation landscape.

Seminar Stage 2

Day Two

Main Stage: The Future of Industry

Speaker:

Dr Ruth McKernan, CEO, Innovate UK

Seminar Stage 1

Speakers:

DR Jennifer Schooling, Director, Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction
Araceli Camargo, Co-Founder, The Cube
Mark Bew, Programme Lead, Digital Built Britain

Seminar Stage 2

Insights into how cutting-edge technologies such as big data, diagnostics and engineering can all help agri-food systems face the challenges of tomorrow.

Speakers:

Dave Ross, CEO, Agri-EPI Centre
Dr Neil Boonham, Principal Investigator, Fera Science Ltd and Newcastle University
David Alvis, MD, Yorkshire Dairy Goats