Birgitte Andersen speaks at the CIMR workshop on the UK's Industrial Strategy. Centre for Innovation Management and Research (CIMR)

23 March 2018 | 09:00 – 18:00

Our CEO and CoCreator, Professor Birgitte Andersen, is speaking on a panel at the University of Birkbeck and Centre for Innovation Management and Research (CIMR) workshop on the UK's Industrial Strategy.

Innovation and the UK’s Industrial Strategy: How did we get here and where are we going?

Morning session: BEIS keynote introduction

Speakers

1. Professor Keith Smith – Imperial

2. Rosa Fernandez, BEIS “The role of Place in the Industrial Strategy”

3. Professor Birgitte Anderson, Big Innovation Centre

4. Professor Klaus Nielsen, Birkbeck

5. Peter Reid – RISE/ Innovate UK Professor Tim Vorley Sheffield University


In November 2017 the UK government is expected to publish its White Paper on the UK’s Industrial Strategy. The purpose of this workshop is to consider both the implications of the thinking that led to the formulation of this strategy and the possible intended and unintended consequences of the implementation of this strategy. This will build on an earlier workshop on related themes being organised by Slavo Radosevic at UCL with Birkbeck input.

The workshop will therefore be in two parts. The first will analyse the content of the White Paper, (or the Green Paper) plus the debate around this since its publication. This part will consist of contributions from BEIS and from organisations such as the CBI and Nests who could comment directly on this. We would also invite academics who have made major independent contributions so far.

The second part of the workshop would be around selected themes of relevance to the Industrial Strategy focusing on innovation. These would be four of the challenges addressed by the Green Paper:

  • R&D support/Investing in science, research and innovation
  • Encouraging trade and inward investment
  • Implications for regional inequality/Driving growth across the country
  • Implications for training and skill formation/Developing skills

Afternoon session:

Introduction – Will Hutton

6.Professor Jeremy Howells “R&D support/Investing in science, research and innovation”

7. Carl Hunter 

8. Professor Anne Green – Skills

9. Rupert Waters and Helen Lawton Smith – “Implications for regional inequality/Driving growth across the country”

16:00-17:00 final panel: comparative perspectives on UK industrial strategy – Chair Professor Roy Sandbach

Asa Lindholm Dahlstrand – Innovation and industrial strategy in Sweden, Alexander Grous - LSE report, Slavo Radosevic – UCL, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen –SUNY Buffalo – US industrial strategy.

LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN

Will Hutton

Email: w.hutton@biginnovationcentre.com Twitter: @williamnhutton Will Hutton is Chair of the Steering Group of the Big Innovation Centre, which he co-founded. He is political economist,... See more...

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