Innovate UK 2014 - The global spotlight on UK innovation #innovateuk14
05 Nov 2014

Don’t miss out on 180 world-leading speakers including:

  • Innocent Drinks founder Richard Reed,
  • Secretary of State for BIS Vince Cable 
  • Economics of Innovation Professor Mariana Mazzucato

You’ll be challenged to think about your business in a radically new light. Watch all the key sessions by selecting the agenda tab.

PDFs of the presentations delivered in other rooms at the event are available on the following links:

 

Programme

Day 1 - 05 Nov 2014

08:45
Iain Gray, CEO, Innovate UK
Welcome to Innovate UK 2014

09:00
Phil Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Cisco UK & Ireland; Chairman Innovate UK
From leading edge to competitive edge

09:40
The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities
Investing in Innovation : International to Local

10:05
Break
10:25
Dominic Jermey and Iain Gray
Dominic Jermey, Chief Executive, UK Trade and Investment;
Iain Gray, CEO, Innovate UK.

10:35
UK Stars shine: How my business made its first million going across borders
Chair: Andy Hopper, Professor of Computer Technology, Head of Department, The Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge;
Ewan Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Deltex Medical;
Danny Lopez, British Consul General, New York and Director General for UK Trade & Investment;
Jessica Butcher, CEO and Co-Founder, Blippar;
Professor Timothy Dafforn.

11:15
Why I chose the UK to internationalise my business
Chair: Philip Salter, Director, The Entrepreneurs Network;
Dmitry Aksenov, Chief Executive Officer, FinGenius;
Tim Brown, Founder, Three over Seven;
Greg Fitzgerald, Carbon Analytics;
Henrique Olifiers, Co-founder, Bossa Studio.

11:55
The Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade
Keynote: The innovation nation open for business

12:30
Break
13:15
Panel: Bringing sustainability into the heart of your business
Chair: Richard Miller, Head of Sustainability, Innovate UK;
Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business (Plan A), Marks & Spencer;
Dax Lovegrove, Director of Sustainability, Kingfisher PLC;
Cyndi Rhoades, Closed Loop Executive Officer, Worn Again;
Mike Pitts, Lead Specialist, Sustainability, Innovate UK;
Jennifer Clark, Director of Environment, Skanska.

14:10
Panel: De-mystifying design - design for successful innovation
Chair: Mat Hunter, Chief Design Officer, Design Council;
Clive Grinyer, Customer Experience Director, Barclays;
Billy Boyle, Co-founder, Owlstone;
Rich Gilbert, Director, Agency of Design;
Alan Colman, Sales Operations Director, Plessey.

15:05
Dr Hermann Hauser, Co-founder, Amadeus Capital Partners
Keynote Address: Catapults: transforming the future of UK Capability

15:45
Break
15:55
Panel: The cluster effect
Chair: Will Hutton, Chair, Big Innovation Centre;
John Womersley, Chief Executive Officer, Science and Technology Facilities Council;
Simon Andrews, Executive Director, Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd;
Professor John McCanny, Director of ECIT, Queen's University Belfast;
Naomi Krieger Carmy, Director, UK Israel Tech Hub.

16:45
Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy
Keynote: Digital cities and smart infrastructure

Day 2 - 06 Nov 2014

09:00
Welcome to Innovate UK
Global opportunities for UK innovators

09:15
Collaborating for global success
Chair: Mark Miodownik, Engineer, Broadcaster and Writer;
Simon Bradley, Vice President, Head of Global Innovation Network Systems, Products Architecture & Engineering, Airbus Group;
Professor Wendy Purcell, Plymouth University;
Angela Strank, Chief Scientific Officer, BP Group;
Will Whitehorn, Chairman, Transport Systems Catapult;
Michael Ruggier, Gamechanger, Shell International.

09:55
Break
10:20
Panel: Developments in UK, european and global venture capital
Chair: Gerald Brady, Managing Director (UK), Silicon Valley Bank;
Stuart Chapman, Managing Partner, (DFJ Esprit);
Simon Clark, Partner, Fidelity Growth Partners Europe;Miles Kirby, Managing Director Europe, Qualcomm Ventures.

11:15
Richard Reed, Founder, Innocent Drinks
Keynote

12:00
European opportunities on the horizon
Chair: Chris Warkup, CEO, KTN;
Panellists:
Nick Wainwright, Director of Open Innovation, HP Labs;
Rich Walker, Managing Director, Shadow Robot;
Keith Sequeira, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission.

12:45
Break
13:30
George Freeman, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences
Keynote

13:50
Mariana Mazzucato, R.M. Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation SPRU, University of Sussex
Keynote: Innovation Led Growth – a new framework for creating and shaping markets

14:40
Modelling a future world city
Chair: Zoe Cunningham, Managing Director, Softwire;
Mischa Dohler, Professor, King's College London; and Co-founder, Worldsensing;
Peter Madden, Chief Executive Officer, Future Cities Catapult;
Paul Zanelli, Chief Technical Officer, Transport Systems Catapult;
Stephen Hilton, Programme Leader at Connecting Bristol;
Laurence Kemball-Cook, Founder and CEO, Pavegen.

15:40
Peer to Peer Awards
Simon Devonshire

15:55
High tech meets high fashion show
Lauren Bowker@ The Unseen;
Matthew Drinkwater & London College Fashion;
Francesca Rosella @ Cute Circuit;
Ryan Genz, Cute Circuit;
Emily Memarzia.

16:30
Closing Remarks by Chair