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Enabling Successful Cross-Sector Collaborations

The 14th annual Science & Innovation Conference, taking place on 7th June 2018 at the QEII Centre, London, is committed to harnessing the power of science and innovation to accelerate the growth of new industries and markets.

Bringing together UK research leaders, pioneers and innovators across academia, the public and private sectors; this conference is perfectly placed to discover new forms of collaboration that will help meet the industrial strategy ambitions.

What is Science & Innovation 2018?

An opportune meeting point for 350+ professionals from central government, academia and the private sector to come together to learn about the new policy affecting the industry and to explore new collaboration opportunities.

In addition to the networking opportunities, the conference will provide a vital policy update on the £4.7 billion Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, announced on the 22nd of November 2017 and rolled out by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

With 14 years of support from of the key influencers such as: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Council for Science and Technology, InnovateUK, Nesta, world class academic institutions, and innovative companies from the private sector; this is a pivotal industry event that should not be missing from your diary in 2018.

Confirmed 2018 Speakers

Dr David Docherty
Chief Executive
National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) (Confirmed)
Mike Biddle
Programme Director for the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund
Innovate UK (Confirmed)
David Connell
Author of Government Review of SBRI, Senior Research Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School and Co-founder of Technology and VC Companies
Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge (Confirmed)
Geraint Green
Head of Research and Innovation Branch and the Horizon 2020 Unit
Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), Welsh Government (Confirmed)

Confirmed 2018 Exhibitors

Testimonials

The meeting covered a wide range of aspects of Science and Innovation, and was very nicely organised in an excellent environment. It was very enjoyable too to meet a cross-section of people one would not normally have encountered  

Senior Study Manager, Lgss Petrofac, Petrofac

As an academic, the conference helped me to understand better the synergy between academia and industry. It also allowed me to get a better insight into some of the government policies  

Senior Lecturer In Physics, St Mary’s University

Useful to gain an overview of the major trends in science innovation going forward and their Implications  

Head Of Strategy, Cogent Skills

QEII Centre

In the very heart of Westminster, the QEII Centre is ideally located to take advantage of everything London has to offer.

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