“Big Innovation Centre has gone on to do invaluable research on how universities and businesses can become co-creators for growth.
I was also pleased to address their global Triple Helix Conference in 2013, where it was gratifying to see such a large international audience with the shared mission to bring businesses, universities and governments together to co-innovate and solve economic, social and technological challenges.”
“We at EDF Energy significantly value our association with The Big Innovation Centre. Membership has demonstrated the value of open innovation in the energy sector.”
“Through my Visiting Fellowship of the Big Innovation Centre I have experienced first hand their valuable influence in bringing together Government, Business and Higher Education Institutions on Open Innovation policy and practice development.”
“The work of the Centre has clearly influenced government thinking on innovation and several of the member partners have formed innovation partnerships that otherwise would not have occurred …”
“Participating in the Big Innovation Centre has given the University of Oxford direct access to a range of business leaders and the opportunity to help shape the research agenda on university-business interactions…”
“I chose to launch the Government’s IP strategy at the Big Innovation Centre as the business friendly, innovation committed network it represents is what will help make UK into a global innovation hub.”
“GSK welcomes the open innovation approach developed by the Big Innovation Centre, which has opened doors and released enormous energy and potential.”
“Innovate UK has seen the Big Innovation Centre establish itself as a valuable part of the UK’s innovation landscape.
Exploiting its unique combination of research, business networks and policy expertise, the Big Innovation Centre has carved out a strong position to convene and influence the national debate on the importance of innovation, especially open innovation, in economic growth and policy.
Its pivotal position in the innovation ecosystem is extremely useful for everyone involved. We share the Big Innovation Centre’s vision to make the UK a global innovation hub by 2025.”
“At EDF Energy and EDF Group more generally we have a long and enduring commitment to research and innovation .. I am convinced that the work of Big Innovation Centre will provide a great boost to innovation in the UK”
“So I am delighted to be here at the Big Innovation Celebration and to take the chance to acknowledge the contribution that Birgitte [CEO, Big Innovation Centre] and her colleagues have made in developing and celebrating the culture of innovation. Our job in Innovate UK is to fund and connect businesses, to help to create economic growth and to underpin improved productivity ..We are now working on our long term strategy, so I have been asking my colleagues – how do we adopt some of the thinking from Big Innovation Centre into our own long term plans.”
“As I said when Barclays first joined the Big Innovation Centre, I want to put innovation right back at the heart of our business for the benefit of our customers.”
“Our own co-creation days and our renewed emphasis on supporting innovation and entrepreneurs have been catalysed by our Big Innovation Centre membership. We look forward to working with the team in 2014 and beyond.”
“There could not have been a better place for me to launch the Government’s Innovation and Growth Strategy than the Big Innovation Centre.”