Hear from leading thought makers on the latest innovative advances and technological developments at INNOVATE 2017. From Professor Philip Nelson deliberating on the Cyber World Security to Mike Potter debating the impact of Electrification of Transport.

Day One

Main Stage: The Future of Industry

Speaker:

Dr Ruth McKernan, CEO, Innovate UK

Seminar Stage 1

Seminar Stage 2

Seminar Stage 3: Essentials Live

Gallery Room 14 and 15

Speakers:

Nigel Walker, Head of Innovation Lending, Innovate UK
Mark Bryant, Head of Manufacturing, Business Growth Fund
Neill Ricketts, CEO, Versarien
Louise Madden CEO, Applied Photophysics
Matt Mead, Chief investment officer, Mercia Technologies

Day Two

Main Stage: The Future of Industry

Yesterday’s Findings

Speaker:

Kevin Baughan, Deputy CEO, Innovate UK

Seminar Stage 1

Through the application of Building Information Modelling (BIM), the UK is leading the world in delivering public infrastructure that delivers greater value for the investment. Our ability to measure and manage the performance of buildings and infrastructure means we can optimise them to do more. This session will explore the technology and case studies behind such thinking

Speakers:

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director, Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction
Araceli Camargo, Director of Lab, The Centric Lab
Stuart Kirk, Head of Energy ESFA, Department for Education
Vaib Tyagi, Head of Innovation, Skanska

Chair:

Simon Hart, Senior Innovation Lead – Smart Infrastructure, Innovate UK

Seminar Stage 2

How cutting-edge technologies such as big data, diagnostics and engineering can 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

Chair:

Tom Jenkins, Innovation Lead – Agriculture & Food, Health & Life Sciences, Innovate UK

Seminar Stage 3: Essentials Live

For thousands of generations, stories have played a key role in how new ideas spread and grow. Learn how to use the story patterns we are hardwired to act upon, to create stronger pitches, brands and messages about innovation.

Speakers:

Christian Inglis, Senior Innovation Lead – Growth & Scale, Innovate UK
Guy Pattison, European Enterprise Network
Will Hill, Creative Director, Long Run Works