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Innovation – the centre of corporate strategiese
Lord Sainsbury, UK Minister for Science and Innovation
British Innovations
On the road again
Christopher Macgowan, Chief Executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
Fossil Fuels – An Energy source for the Future
Greg Lewin, President, Shell Global Solutions
Chain of success
Kenny McKay, Director, and Will Wright, Manager, Restructuring practice at KPMG
Innovation and the Patent Office
Lawrence Smith-Higgins, Head of Awareness Information & Media The UK Patent Office
Benefits of association
Dr Michael Moore, CEO, PIramed Ltd
Innovation and strength in the UK biotech sector
Aisling Burnand, Chief Executive, BioIndustry Association
Simfonec: Helping make good research BIG business
Heron Evidence Development: Successful deal of missed opportunity
Springwell Ltd: Match-maker for Innovative Technologies
Korn/Ferry International: Pharmaceutical companies desire to break the mould
A quality core interface
Dominique Kleyn head of BioPharma Business Development, Imperial College London
Evolutec Group: Creating a range of commercial options
Moving forward
Dr Ceri Williams, Senior Manager, Science and Innovation at Yorkshire Forward and Dr Danielle Hankin, Bioscience Cluster Manager
Oxitech: Revolutionising SIT Programmes
Oxford Expression Technologies: Meeting the needs of the post-genomic era
Business Services
Innovating business related services
Norma Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association
BT: Innovation Strategy and Innovation Continuum
UK Film Council: How the UK wins in the international film industry?
On the defence
Major General Alan Sharman CBE, Director General, Defence Manufacturers Association
ProEtch: Precision parts of quality
Wallop Defence Systems: Aircraft Countermeasures and the Dual Spectral Threat
Education, Education, Education
Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State for Education and Skills
Applied Sciences at Wolverhampton - Innovation in Higher Education Professor Trevor Hocking, Associate Dean, International Development
Wind energy
Marus Rand, Chief Executive, British Wind Energy Association
Vital energy
Ian Leitch, Commercial Director, Energy Industries Council
Waterman Group: Solutions to solve climate control legislation
Winning the war against germs
Dr Ron Mitchell, Managing Director, GB Environmental
Show me the money! Funding for innovation – who can help?
UK: Innovation Nation?
Launching the “Innovation Nation?” initiative
Innovation in the 21st Century
Gemma Harman, Director of Strategy & Media, BT Chief Technology Office
UK Manufacturing - a driving force for innovation
Andrew Manly, Director General, Manufacturing Technologies Association
Waterman Group: Single project model 3D
Renishaw: Achieving global manufacturing competitiveness in the UK
Yorkshire Forward
The European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance
Del Stark, Chief Executive, European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance
University research drives a new wave of innovation
Omar Cheema, Nanotechnology Business Development, Imperial College London
Oxford Instruments: Enabling nanoscience and nanotechnology
Semefab (Scotland): A real driver of change
Metal Nanopowders: New products that meet your needs
Regional Development
London Development Agency: One jump ahead
91Advantage West Midlands: At the heart of it all 95


Yorkshire Forward


Yorkshire and Humber is home to one of the largest and most innovative medical device sectors in the UK. More than 400 of the region?s companies work to deliver groundbreaking technology into the hands of medical and care practitioners across the globe.

The region makes a significant contribution to the UK?s output in the medical sector, but also some 14 per cent of its workforce. Supported by the regional development agency Yorkshire Forward, the sector also plays an increasingly important role in attracting investment to the region through commercial and research activity.

But vital to the sector?s continued development will be the ongoing improvements to the way that collaborative links are developed and the way that knowledge is shared and exploited throughout the sector ? between industry, universities, hospitals and private and public sector research establishments.

Ensuring these improvements continue is at the heart of Yorkshire Forward?s strategy for the sector. The region also boasts 56 large hospitals, one of which is the largest teaching hospital in Europe: The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, which is allied to the University of Leeds Medical School.

The nine universities in the region offer world-renowned expertise in areas such as biotechnology, health informatics, cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics, immunology, biomaterials and tissue engineering. The excellence in these areas is clearly evidenced by the profile and support for some of the region?s most recent initiatives in this area.

Key examples of these include:

Multidisciplinary working is very much part of the culture in the region. Yorkshire and the Humber has outstanding research expertise in pioneering areas of the healthcare market, drawing in areas such as advanced materials, engineering and biotechnology which are allied to the medical sector. This strong crossboundary ethos has been key to the sector?s ability to satisfy the ever-growing needs of the healthcare market.

Improving access to expertise within the universities in Yorkshire and the Humber is an issue at the top of Yorkshire Forward?s agenda, and The White Rose Universities of Leeds Sheffield and York have established a distinct team to facilitate greater engagement between the academic and industrial worlds.

For further information about the
Healthcare Technologies cluster in
Yorkshire & the Humber please contact
Dr Pauline Lee
Tel: +44 (0) 113 3949874