R&D frequently requires collaboration between a number of organisations who may well be geographically separated. Both formal and informal networks provide important frameworks for the exchange of knowledge and the identification of partners for collaboration in the innovation process. The UK is seen to have a global strength in the creation of networks - how can this be best used to the UK's advantage?
This event will look at the importance of networks in R&D collaboration and innovation. Representatives of several different types of networks for R&D will discuss their experiences, with at least one-third of the event for audience discussion. The evening will then be concluded with a drinks reception to allow informal networking.
Chaired by Nico Macdonald of Spy, the opening speakers are:
* Role of networking in research and innovation parks - Dr Malcolm Parry, Surrey Research Park
* International networks - Karen Brooks, UK US Programme Manager, SETsquared Partnership
* Local geographical, multisector network - Peter Hewkin, CEO, Cambridge Network
* Local Sectorial Network - Tony Jones, London Biotechnology Network
* Internet/virtual network - Mark McNally, GINNN
* A Knowledge Transfer Network, a national technology/sector network -Chris Williams, Director, UK Displays & Lighting Knowledge Transfer Network
The meeting fee is £20 for R&D Society members (including all members of staff of Corporate members) and £40 for non-members, including refreshments and wine reception.
Book by completing the online form on the event homepage and follow with payment online or by post. You can mark yourself as attending here, but please book online.
Official Website: http://www.rdsoc.org/08L4.html
Added by R and D Society on April 21, 2008