UK~IRC Innovation Summit 2013

Event :  UK~IRC Innovation Summit 2013

Date :  26/11/2013

This year was the fifth UK~IRC Innovation Summit, which was held at the Conference Centre of the British Library in London.

The fifth and final UK~IRC Innovation Summit focussed on the ‘The Future of Science and Innovation Policy’. The one day conference explored how research, policy and business practices influence science and innovation policy, and what steps should be taken to strengthen these links.

What the attendees said about the day:

  • Always like the good mix of people from different backgrounds, universities, businesses large & small etc.’
  • ‘Undiluted policy thinking and networking’
  • ‘Good quality of talks, discussion & networking’

A summary of the days proceedings is available in the 2013 Summit Summary Report.

Programme

Below is the agenda for the day, which includes links to some of the presentations and podcast interviews with some of the presenters:

Welcome & Introductory Address : Alan Hughes, Director UK~IRC

Session 1 – PARALLEL SESSIONS 

FINANCING & SKILLS FOR INNOVATION 

Chair: Paul Nightingale, SPRU

Presentation: Two’s Company: Directional Diversity and Performance of Entrepreneurial Pairs’

Speakers: Alex Coad, SPRU


Presentation: STEM Graduates in Tech Firms: Who employs them and what do they contribute?’

Speakers: Marc Cowling, SPRU

Presentation: ‘The effects of general and specific human capital on long term growth and survival: A comparison of German and UK high technology firms’

Speakers: Josh Siepel, SPRU


PUBLIC SECTOR PROCUREMENT

Chair: Paul Nightingale, SPRU

Presentation: Two’s Company: Directional Diversity and Performance of Entrepreneurial Pairs’

Speakers: Jakob Edler, Manchester Business School


Presentation: STEM Graduates in Tech Firms: Who employs them and what do they contribute?’

Speakers: Elvira Uyarra, Manchester Business School 


Presentation: ‘The effects of general and specific human capital on long term growth and survival: A comparison of German and UK high technology firms’

Speakers: Michael Phillipps, Renfrew Group International


Session 2 – KEYNOTE SPEECH

Presentation: ’15  Challenges for Innovation Policy’  

Speakers: Ben Martin, SPRU


Session 3 – PARALLEL SESSIONS 

NETWORKS INNOVATION  

Chair: Ammon Salter, UK~IRC

Presentation: ‘Data, networks and experimentation’ 

Speakers: Hasan Bakhshi, Nesta

Presentation: ‘‘Making open innovation communities flourish”

Speakers: Ammon Salter & Antoine Vernet, UK~IRC


UNIVERSITY/INDUSTRY LINKS

Chair: Ursula Kelly, Viewforth Consulting Ltd

Speakers: David Sweeney, Higher Education Funding Council for England

Presentation: ‘Competitive Advantage through Industry – University Partnerships’ 

Speakers: Hamid Mughal, Rolls-Royce 

Presentation: ‘‘Making open innovation communities flourish”

Speakers: Michael Kitson, UK~IRC


Session 4 – SCIENCE & INNOVATION POLICY

Panel Discussion 

Chair: Michael Kitson, Senior Lecturer at Judge Business School, Cambridge University
Ammon Salter, Professor at University of Bath School of Management
Bruce Tether, Professor at Manchester Business School

Closing Remarks: Alan Hughes, Professor & Director UK~IRC, University of Cambridge

There was also a NEWSFEED done on the day from the event.

Conference Venue

The Summit was held at the British Library Conference Centre in London. The venue is next to St Pancras railway station, close to Euston and King’s Cross, easily accessible by underground, train or bus. 
Please note the conference centre is next door to the British Library entrance, not inside the British Library. 
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