A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses


Northern Ireland: University of Ulster

Ulster Innovation
delivering business success

Tim Brundle, Director of Innovation, University of Ulster

Business Incubation on the Magee Campus

Ulster?s World Renowned Centre for Molecular Biosciences on the Coleraine Campus

The University of Ulster is a modern and progressive institution and is currently preeminent across the island of Ireland in knowledge transfer and new venture formation.

Ulster has four campuses throughout Northern Ireland, at Coleraine, Jordanstown, Derry and Belfast, as well as Campus One, its virtual campus, providing online learning opportunities.

Each year 6,500 graduates enter the workplace or pursue further study and Ulster has over 132,000 graduates in 116 countries. All programmes have a strong vocational element and the majority offer a period of industrial or professional placement, preparing students for their working lives. The University is renowned for its work in embedding entrepreneurship into the curriculum. An enterprise for life agenda is pursued in order to prepare graduates to think, act and behave entrepreneurially in their careers.

With regard to working with business, Ulster works with companies throughout the world to help them capitalise on business opportunities and prepare for global challenges. Our business and research partner portfolio includes companies such as Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace, BT, GSK, Microsoft, Rolls Royce, and SAP.

Tim Brundle, Director of Innovation at Ulster, explains: ?Ulster?s applied cultural heritage for academic and industrial engagement has resulted in integrated support mechanisms for enterprise from idea generation to the marketplace. ?An innovative consultancy policy allows our academics to commit a generous proportion of their time on business assignments thus ensuring connectivity with stakeholders, inclusion of realworld problems into the teaching portfolio, and alignment of research to future business needs. Furthermore, promotion criteria reward staff for working with businesses.?

Tim concludes: ?Ulster also works with academics to commercialise their research. When a route to market has not existed for University knowledge and technology, the University has sought to create it through new venture start-up. We pride ourselves on our fruitful relationships with businesses, through which we have ensured the competitiveness of our clients, the market relevance of our services and opportunities to apply our knowledge.?

If you want to understand how we can help you and your business, contact the Business Liaison Office on 028 9036 8019 or e-mail