Innovation Summit – The Drivers of successful innovation and the appropriation of value

Event : Innovation Summit – The Drivers of successful innovation and the appropriation of value

Date :  08/12/2009

Location : The Royal Society, London

A summary report of the presentations made at this one day conference was produced and can be downloaded here.

The first Innovation Summit was held on 8th December 2009. The event brought together existing evidence on economic productivity and growth in advanced economies, combining speakers and leading figures from business, academia and policy. Dr Graham Spittle, Chairman of the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) argued that current UK economic adversity was an opportunity to become world-leader in innovation and more capable in commercialising the academic research of the country’s best universities.

“There is no steady option,” Dr Spittle explained, “we either slide backward or move forward in comparison with other countries….Only by collaborating today will we find out what works, and what fails, and be able to move forward in the face of a recession and global competition.”

David Gann, head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Group at Imperial College Business School and host of the Innovation Summit, acknowledged the importance of value creation and appropriation for the UK economy. This is timely as approaches like collaboration, IP, user engagement and more recent trends like open source and open innovation, all need to be reexamined.

Presentations were also made by John Chisholm, CEO of QinetiQ, and David Delpy, Chief Executive of EPSRC. Latest research was also presented by senior academics from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College Business School. For more infomation on the talks, please see the Imperial College Business School website.
To hear a summary podcast from some of the speakers at the event please click here (please be aware this file is 14MB).