Partnerships That Drive Innovation

Wednesday 31 May 2017
10:00 - 16:00 BST
Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

The Urban Big Data Centre will be exhibiting at Partnerships That Drive Innovation, an official Feeder Event for Venturefest Scotland 2017 – Scotland’s innovation summit.

This workshop will enable attendees to build better partnerships that are able to win Innovate UK funding.

The workshop will explore design process theory, practical application of design theory and how to embed this within a partnership. Companies and academics will hear from thought leaders on design process, innovation funders and case studies of companies who have benefited from adopting design process into their innovation. Attendees will be given clear next steps in how they can adopt design process into their innovation/R&D plans and grant applications.

This workshop is aimed at companies across all technology sectors who want to innovate more productively and who want to build partnerships that yield more. The workshop will also appeal to academics who want to build partnerships with industry that will effectively translate their inventions to the market. This workshop will have broad applicability but will be orientated towards Innovate UK funding.

Confirmed speakers include:

Innovate UK (Ben Griffin Innovation Lead, Design), Knowledge Transfer Network (Kezia Williamson - Knowledge Transfer Manager, Access to Funding & Finance, Ed Hobson Knowledge Transfer Manager, Design & Innovation), Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow (Nuran Acur, Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Technology Strategy ), Glasgow School of Art (Iain Aitchison - Programme Director, Institute of Design Innovation), Filament PD.