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Innovisions 2013

Date: 5 December 2013 : 08:45 - 14:45

Download Innovisions 2013 draft programme here.

Why innovate? Is SciTech innovation at the core of your business? Where is the next smart opportunity for business growth? How to stimulate innovation at all levels to ensure a sustainable and scalable innovation pipeline?

These are only some of the questions that many leaders are asking. Whether you are a company, educational provider or a public sector organisation, the common thread that joins all is that standing still is not an option! The race to innovate, the search for talent, and, the quest for new markets defines today’s global business environment. Innovation, a key differentiator in competitive markets, is an increasingly sophisticated function, mandated by many successful organisations. Yet, achieving and maintaining innovative cultures and practices requires leadership commitment, contemporary management systems and aligned workforce capabilities.

Innovisions 2013 is an “Inquiry-styled” conference, inviting senior leaders from business, education and public sector organisations to share their views and ideas, and inspire others to create an innovation movement to addresses some of today’s global challenges.

Three illuminating keynote speakers will focus on the delivery of actionable innovation:

  • Constructing the Future: Innovations in Large-Scale Construction Projects - Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, CEO,  Crossrail 
  • Open Innovation Towards a Low Carbon Mix: the EDF Group - Jean-Benoit Ritz Director, EDF Energy R&D UK Centre
  • Securing the Future through Innovation - Ian Hudson, President - DuPont Europe, Middle East & Africa

Innovation in Business and Industry Inquiry: Chaired by Jeremy Webb, Editor in Chief, New Scientist

Innovation: it's everyone's business – how to boost the core is on the mind of every chief officer and senior director. Innovation drives diversification and opens new horizons for employees and customers alike. Creating a sustainable innovation pipeline is what differentiates many organisations and increases their value.

The Innovation in Business and Industry Panel will address such questions as:

Q:     How to speed the clock from ideation to value-creation?

Q:     How to achieve market agility from innovation

Q:     How design-thinking can be used for a true customer-experience?

Q:     How an Open Innovation orchestra can stimulate the core of a business?

Q:     Does big data help or hinder in capturing and anticipating market need?

Q:     When is the right time to reinvent the business model?

Q:     What shapes an innovation culture?

Q:     How can innovation talent be developed effectively?

Innovation in Business & Industry Panel

  • Dr Frank Roche, Senior Director and Innovation Project Lead, GSK

  • Bob Shipway, Strategic Advisor, Innovation & Knowledge Management, MBDA

  • Carl Arntzen, Managing Director, Worcester, Bosch Group

  • Dr Rosie Bryson, IKE Chair and Senior Technical Manager, BASF

  • Dr Jonathan Reeves, Director of Innovation, Britvic

  • Carl Arntzen, Managing Director, Worcester, Bosch Group

  • Kevin Woollard, Head of Practice: Future Customer Experience, BT

  • Tim Embley, Group Innovation & Knowledge Manager, Costain

Inquiry 2: The Education Innovation Panel

Innovation in Education Inquiry: Chaired by Gillian Hargreaves, BBC News Reporter

Increasing the opportunity for discovery is essential in making us an enquiring and innovative society at all levels. It increases our social interest in science, engineering and technology, and naturally, drives enterprise. In our digital world. Evidence shows that current trends and expectations of learners and their sponsors are changing radically. However, learning models in further and higher education are only changing incrementally. Closing this disconnect is fundamental in ensuring learners can access enriched experiences and context focused assessment at the point of need.

The Innovation in Education Panel will address such questions as:

Q:     What innovations would most improve further and higher education in the next decade?

Q:     If everything is available to learn in the digital mind space, what models of education should there be in the future?

Q:     How should teaching and learning in further and higher education optimise the transformative process, and add value to human capital in the 21st century?

Q:     How will science, engineering and technology companies’ view of the future impact education?

Q:     What might this knowledge mean for the development of tomorrow’s jobs?

Q:     Are the local and regional support infrastructures suitable to support the changing learner demands?

Innovation in Education Panel

  • Jo Lopes, Head of Technical Excellence, Jaguar Land Rover

  • Professor John Latham, Pro Vice Chancellor, Coventry University

  • Dave Drury, Campus Chancellor, EDF Energy

  • Dr Julia Taylor, National Programme Director, NHS Improving Quality

  • Professor Lynn Martin, Director of the Centre for Enterprise, President of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Dr Jill Stewart, Head of Engineering Campus, University of Chester

  • Stella Mbubaegbu, Principal & CEO, Highbury College

  • Dr Anne de Roeck, Dean and Director of Studies, Open University

About NEF

NEF: The Innovation Institute comprises of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE) and the New Engineering Foundation (NEF). Over the past 9 years, we have worked with over 600 companies to drive productivity and performance improvement, supported over 250 educational institutions with professional development grants that have positively impacted over 500,000 learners in science, engineering and technology, and influenced policy and decision makers through think-tanks and evidential research.

"NEF: The Innovation Institute recognises the critical contribution that innovation plays in addressing business, economic, social and environmental challenges. As a professional body and ‘do-tank’, the Institute supports people who drive innovation and acts as a channel for discussion on issues relating to innovation with all key stakeholders."
Professor Sa’ad Medhat, CEO NEF: The Innovation Institute

Innovisions

Innovisions is NEF’s flagship annual conference. At Innovisions 2013, NEF will launch the Innovation Review - a journal that acts as a source of innovative practices, tools and techniques and business models to support leaders to unlock innovation and drive transformation and growth. Innovisions 2013 will also feature the announcement of the Innovation Award Winners in 3 categories: Business, Education and Public Policy.

Please note that Innovisions is free to attend but is by invitation only. Please contact us on events@thenef.org.uk if you would like to attend.

Conference Timings

08:45 Arrival and Refreshments

09:00 Welcome and introduction

09:30 Keynote Address 1

10:00 Business and Industry Innovation Inquiry

11:00 Refreshments

11:30 Keynote Address 2

12:00 Education Innovation Inquiry

13.00 Lunch

14:00 Keynote Address 3

14:30 Innovation Awards and Industrial Fellows Awards

15:30 Summary and closing remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS

  • Invites senior leaders to share their views and ideas
  • Inspires to create the innovation engine to address some of today’s challenges
  • Provides a forum on innovations in education and how they can support businesses in the 21st Century
  • Encourages to consider the different ways to view innovation
  • Looks at what steps are being taken to drive innovative practice within business and within further and higher education
  • Leads to plenty of opportunity to take ideas from the meeting and for ideas to feed into the networking sessions
  • Brings a real opportunity for people from a range of backrgrounds to share ideas about the best ways to take innovation and collaboration forward

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION

Venue: The Institute of Directors

116 Pall Mall

London, SW1Y 5ED

 

 

 

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