Business of Science Conference 2018

Join leaders across industry and education as they explore the commercialisation of science and innovation through discussions and breakout sessions.

The development and commercialisation of science has been fundamental to the North and the UK's growth for many years. Through a combination of presentations, panel discussions, breakout and interactive sessions, this event brings experts in industry and education together to explore the skills companies need to take advantage of the latest developments in ground-breaking innovation and invention.

EEF's Membership Director for the North, Richard Halstead, will speak at the event's Science Made Smarter breakout session, exploring the use of sensors and IoT to accelerate automation and productivity. Richard will help bring these new technologies into the context of how manufacturers can use them to grow and improve productivity.

Other key speakers during the day will include John Grasmeder, Chief Scientist, Victrex, who will discuss the 'Business of Innovation' and Andrew Hosty, Chief Executive, Henry Royce Institute, who will explain 'The Commercialisation of Science'.

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Who should attend?

  • MDs, managers, product developers, engineers, directors, chief scientists
  • Those with responsibility for innovation, investment and product development
  • EEF members and non-members

Why attend?

  • Hear about the ideas and skills needed to make the most of innovation within your business
  • Learn best practice about how to commercialise ideas, and make science relevant to manufacturing
  • Stay on top of the latest technological advancements and what businesses of the future may need

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