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'.