•  

    ‘If We Build It…’

    An R&D Society event

    19:00, Wednesday 29 April 2015

    Congress Centre, central London

     

    Lucideon logo
  • ‘If We Build It…’ Creating a strategic and sustainable vision for UK R&D

    An R&D Society event in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network

    In the run up to the UK General Election we are holding an event to look at national R&D strategy, the 'infrastructure' required to support a world-class innovation ecosystem for the UK and the expectations of how this will accelerate exploitation and economic growth.

     

    We will focus on some of the larger infrastructure activities that have been taking place such as the Catapult Centres, as well as other centres such as Materials Innovation Factory at Liverpool University, the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, and the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre.

     

    However the overall purpose of the event – which is run in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) – is broader in understanding UK R&D priorities around knowledge transfer, skills supply and competitiveness, so we anticipate a wider discussion around effective and sustainable innovation.

     

    ‘If we build it… will more innovations come?’

     

    [Image: Researchers at Catapult Therapy TCR working on T-cell receptors (CC BY 3.0 © 2014 Professional Images {UK} Ltd)]
     

     

     

  • Timings

    18.00 Registration (coffee and tea on arrival)
    19.00 Welcome and introduction: Dr Iain Simpson, Chair of the R&D Society
    19:05 Panel chair and panel introductions by Will Hutton 
    19:10 Presentations: Hermann Hauser; Matt Reed; Keith Ridgway; Uday Phadke
    20:20 Panel Discussion with Q&A from the floor
    21:00 Drinks reception

    Venue

    The event takes place at: 

     

    Congress Centre
    28 Great Russell Street 
    London WC1B 3LS 

    +44 20 7467 1318

     

    See venue location map (below). The venue is close to Tottenham Court Road tube station, and is well served by buses that stop on Tottenham Court Road or New Oxford Street. 

     

    Further travel information on the Congress Centre site

    Documentation

    The hashtag for the event is:
    #RDSbuildit

     

    The hosts’ Twitter handles are:

    @randdsociety

    @KTNUK

     

    The event will be recorded in audio and video for public consumption

     

    Free WiFi is available at Congress Centre

  • Speakers

    We are delighted to have as chair Will Hutton who will be joined by distinguished panel including: 

    Dr Hermann Hauser

    Dr Hermann Hauser, KBE, CBE  FRS FREng FInstP is director of Amadeus Capital Partners. He has founded or co-founded companies in a wide range of technology sectors, which include Acorn Computers, Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, NetChannel, and Cambridge Network Limited. He is currently a non-executive director of XMOS, a company that is revolutionising re-configurable silicon chips; Tobii, the world leader in eye tracking and gaze detection; Plastic Logic, the first company to commercialise flexible plastic transistors; and Cambridge Broadband Networks, a leader in point-to-multipoint wireless backhaul products. In 2004 he was made a member of the UK government’s Council for Science & Technology. In 2010 he was commissioned by government to make recommendations for a new approach to investments in technology and innovation centres which could deliver a step change in the UK’s ability to commercialise its research; this report lead to the creation of the Catapult Centres, and in 2014 he conducted a follow-up review

    @hermannhauser

    Matt Reed, Unilever

    Matt Reed is Senior Open Innovation Director at Unilever, based the North-West, where he develops quantitative tools for scientific research and product development for the commercialisation of inventions and know-how through creating new businesses. He specialises in open innovation; data driven science, technology and business; leading creative technical professionals; strategic direction of government-funded research programs; and the development and exploitation of intellectual property as a business asset. He was co-founder and director of Spiral Scratch, which developed technology to make electronic games, and is cited as co-inventor on a number of patent filings. 

    @UnileverUKI

    Professor Keith Ridgway, University of Sheffield AMRC

    Professor Keith Ridgway, FREng CBE, is Executive Dean of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing. He worked in industry before moving to academia in 1980, joining the University of Sheffield as a lecturer in 1988, and becoming Professor of Design and Manufacture in 1997. He worked with local businessman Adrian Allen to launch the AMRC with Boeing in 2001, and in 2009 helped launch the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. He became a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2006.

    @Fettercairn1824 @theamrc

    Uday Phadke, Cartezia and AcceleratorIndia

    Uday Phadke is CEO of Cartezia and AcceleratorIndia. He is focused on creating and executing custom-built strategies for leading music, newspaper and TV groups; retailers; companies in computing, telecommunications and consumer electronics; and financial services organisations. Amongst others, he has worked with AT&T, Atex, BBC, Bear Stearns, BT, Burda, Cable & Wireless, Canon, Disney, EMAP, Getty Images, Hearst, ICL, Intel, Kodak, Microsoft, NatWest, Saatchi & Saatchi, Scottish Telecom, Reed-Elsevier, Trinity-Mirror, United News and Media and Viacom. He has also been involved in the nurturing of several start-ups, including Orchestream, PlanetRecruit and dezineforce. He was a Founder-Director of the Generics Group, a Cambridge-based high-technology company that develops innovative products and services for a wide range of international companies.  Previously he was in the Systems Group at PA Consulting, from which he went on to be Director of the Computing and Telecommunications business in Europe. Uday graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, with a degree in Engineering, after which he worked in the engineering and aerospace industries in the UK and USA. Following his PhD he took up a Research Fellowship at the University of Sussex, before joining Smith Associates in 1983, where he developed digital imaging technologies for television. 

     

     

     

    Will Hutton, chair

    Will Hutton is a political economist, writer and journalist; he is chair of the Big Innovation Centre and Principal of Hertford College, Oxford; his most recent book is 'How Good We Can Be: Ending the Mercenary Society and Building a Great Country’ (2015)

    @williamnhutton

  • Event supporters

    This is event is kindly supported by

    The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

    KTN is the UK’s Innovation Network. It connects people to speed up innovation, solve problems and find markets for new ideas, established by Innovate UK. Read on... 

    @KTNUK

    Lucideon

    Lucideon is a leading international provider of materials development, testing and assurance. Read on... 

    @_Lucideon

  • Venue location

  • Post-event: Photos

  • Post-event: Documentation and Discussion

    The event was a great success and has been documented by writer Hugh Aldersey-Williams: please see the write-up on publishing platform Medium, which also allows responses. You can review Tweets and social media from the event in the Storify below. 

  • Updates

  • Promotion

    If you are interested in this event please share it with your followers by clicking the re-Tweet icon 

All Posts
×
×
The Research and Development Society Privacy Policy
This privacy policy sets out how The Research & Development Society (The R&D Society) uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 08 April 2018. 
Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our Privacy Policy.  Our policy complies with UK law accordingly implemented, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on May 25 2018.
1.	Data Controller
The data controller is The Research and Development Society, registered in England with company number 01014555 and  registered  address 7 Quidditch Lane, Lower Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6DD. 
2.	What information we collect about you
We may collect the following information:
•	name and job title
•	company name
•	contact information including email address
•	demographic information such as postcodes, preferences and interests
•	other information relevant to surveys, calls for evidence and policy input that we participate in and which are relevant to the objectives of the Society 
3.	What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and for the following reasons:
•	Internal record keeping. 
•	We may use the information to improve our products and services
•	Send you updates from The R&D Society  
•	Direct marketing purposes in the form of newsletters or event information.
•	From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

4.	Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. We will always do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted over the internet.
5.	How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. 
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. 
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. 
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
6.	Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
7.	Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
•	if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at admin@rdsoc.org
•	You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.  


8.	Third parties
The R&D Society will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies outside of The R&D Society unless we have your permission to do so. 

In facilitating and processing your personal information we may disclose your details to any of our employees, officers and selected third parties insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as outlined in this privacy policy. 
We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. (include the links to Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy and Terms) Your personal data will be transferred to MailChimp and processed by MailChimp. Mailchimp will perform processing activities such as the collection (via sign up forms) and storage of personal data, and the transfer of personal data to certain of MailChimp’s sub-processors. 
In addition, we may disclose your personal information to third parties:
-	To the extent that we are required to do so by law or in accordance with any legal proceedings. 
-	In the situation that The R&D Society merges or works in partnership with other organisations, provided their privacy terms are equivalent to those of the R&D Society. 
9.	International data transfers
Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area. 
10.	Removal of your information
If you wish us to remove personally identifiable information from our website, you may contact us using the details below.  This may limit the service we can provide to you.
11.	Retention period for personal data
Except as otherwise mentioned in this privacy notice, we keep your personal information only for as long as required by us:
•	to provide you with the services you have requested;
•	to comply with other law, including for the period demanded by our tax authorities;
•	to support a claim or defence in court.
12.	Complaints
If you complain about any of the content on our website, we shall investigate your complaint.
If we feel it is justified or if we believe the law requires us to do so, we shall remove the content while we investigate.

If you are in any way dissatisfied about how we process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office. This can be done at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
13.	How to contact us
Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

You can contact us by email at admin@rdsoc.org or write to us at The R&D Society at 7 Quidditch Lane, Lower Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6DD