6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, England

This seminar and workshop will focus on Open Innovation and different organisational perspectives.

The opening talk will be given by Richard Halkett, Executive Director of NESTA’s Policy & Research Unit, who will summarise recent work on innovation policy from NESTA including the important role that Open Innovation has to play in future innovation policy.

Dr Treve Willis, Director of the Innovation Advisory Service South East, will introduce the concepts of Open Innovation and explain how the Innovation Advisory Service - a publicly-funded programme - approaches the challenge of Open Innovation and achieves objectives of increasing the rate and scale of innovation in the South East. He will give several case examples of Open Innovation in practice.

Dr Neil MacGilp, Group Technical Director of SABMiller, will then explain the SABMiller approach to Open Innovation, given the vast range of technological and other innovation needs of a major international brewer.

Professor Colin Whitehouse, Deputy Chief Executive of the Science and Technology Facilities Council and Head of the STFC Daresbury Laboratory, will give a presentation based on practical experience of implementing an Open Innovation campus at the Harwell and Daresbury Science and Innovation Campuses.

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Dr Andrew Mackintosh

Doors open for registration and coffee at 1.30pm. The meeting starts at 2pm and will conclude at approximately 5pm.

An evening keynote talk on Open with Dr. Ronald M. Wolf, Senior Business Development Manager, Philips is being held the same evening.

Book by completing the online form and follow with payment online or by post. The meeting fee is £25 for R&D Society members and £50 for non-members, including refreshments.

Booking via the event homepage is required - you can mark yourself as attending here, but please submit a booking form in advance.

Official Website: http://www.rdsoc.org/08S3.html

Added by R and D Society on January 21, 2008