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Collaborate to Innovate: Open Innovation, SMEs, motives for and barriers to cooperation

Roslin BioCentre; Edinburgh Science Triangle; Edinburgh City Council; CGPL Consulting

Thursday, 31 May 2012 at 09:00 (BST)

Motherwell, United Kingdom

Collaborate to Innovate: Open Innovation, SMEs,...

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Both days - Thursday 31st May - Friday 1st June Ended Free  
Day one only Thursday 31st May   more info Ended Free  
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Collaborate to Innovate             How can we tap into or exploit knowledge for business growth using Open Innovation?   Innovation through the exploitation of the knowledge-base is the key to business growth for SMEs. For some time larger companies have recognised that they cannot manage production, marketing, distribution, servicing, financing, or the generation of new ideas and that "not all the smart people work for them". Many therefore adopted a more open approach to business through what is called Open Innovation.   How can SMEs use Open Innovation for their own business growth? How can they partner and collaborate with larger companies who are doing this already? How do they find new sources of ideas and how can they exploit their own skill base more widely?   The workshop to be held at BioCity Scotland on 31 May and 1 June 2012 will draw on examples from Astra Zeneca, GSK, Novartis, Pfizer, Infosys, Unilever, (U-BIOPRED; Pistoia Alliance) from academia and commerce within Scotland across the UK and from Europe to look at how Open Innovation principles can be used by SME's.   'Collaborate to Innovate' will also look at how to use Intellectual Property effectively in Open Innovation'-based relationships. What is the likely impact of Government requirements on academia to make IP more freely available?   How do the traditional funders of scientific research view Open Innovation?   How can SMEs use Open Innovation intermediaries to find partners and new customers?   How can our science parks contribute to SME growth?   How can we source finance for business start-up 'creatively'? What is crowdfunding and how have SMEs used this to raise investment and access skills.   How does our more traditional investment community view Open Innovation?   How can we unlock creativity from within the organisation? Find out in a session entitled "Creativity isn't just out there, it's in here".   Open to SMEs, academia, those working at the interface of academia and commerce and anyone else interested in business start-up and growth.  SMEs attending this workshop will take away with them: a better understanding of how Open Innovation can be used for business growth the changing innovation environment today an understanding of  how large companies apply the principles of Open Innovation to product development  how to use Intellectual Property in Open Innovation the views in Scotland about how SMEs can access IP arising from publically funded research the role of Open Innovation intermediaries  how to unlock creativity in their business model  how to raise investment in a difficult market Confirmed Speakers:         Professor Pierpaolo Andriani - EUROMED Business School          Mr Malcolm Bateman -  CEO Roslin BioCentre/Chair, Edinburgh Science Triangle          Claire Brady - Edinburgh Research and Innovation          Alison Bryce -  MacLay Murray Spens          Kirsty Burnham - SoLoCo          Paul Chapman - Marks and Clerk Patenty Attorneys          Mariana Dodourova - Hertfordshire Business School          Tom Farrell - Scottish Enterprise          Sandy Gunn - TSB Catapult Centre for Process Innovation          Kenny Harris - Head surf Limited          Lars Hein - CEO IPU Denmark          Scott Johnstone - CEO Scottish Life Sciences Association          Siobhan Jordan - Director, Interface          Professor Renata Kaminska - SKEMA Business School in Nice, France          Professor Richard Knowles - Arachos Pharma and Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst          Andrew Mearns Spragg - Aquapharm Limited          Patrick McCarthy - Genecom Limited and CGPL Consulting          Kazimierz Murzyn, - Director, Life Science Kluster, Krakow          Jordi Rafols - Innoget          James D Rooney - Innovation Access Network          Richard Seabrook - Wellcome Trust          Morna Simpson- FlockEdu Limited          Professor Joyce Tait CBE - University of Edinburgh          Steven Tait - MRC Technology          Stewart Whyte - McClure Naismith          John Wise - Pistoia Alliance We apologise that for personal reasons, Georges Kayanakis is indisposed and will no longer be talking on the subject of Sophia Antipolis Draft Programme:   Thursday 31 May 2012 09:30-11:00                     Plenary Session                                              What is Open Innovation?                                 Professor Renata Kaminska      Professor Pierpaolo Andriani 11.:00 – 11:20                 Coffee 11:30 –  13:00                  Lessons from Europe                                             Life Science Cluster Krakow                                Kazimierz Murzyn                                             The Innovation Access Network                        James D Rooney                                             Collaboration through the 'TSB' and                                              the 'Framework' Program                                   Andrew Mearns Spragg 13:00-14:00                    Lunch 14:00 – 17:00                  Choose from                                                                                          Breakout Session 1 Intellectual Property and Open Innovation                                              'Concerning IPR’s and Open Innovation'                                                                                      Paul Chapman and                                                                                      Alison Bryce                                              OI froma Funding Perspective                          Richard Seabrook                                              A view from MRC Technology                           Steven Tait                                              Easy Access IP                                                          Scott Johnstone                                              A University View                                                  Claire Brady                                                                                                                                    OR                                              Breakout Session 2    What is new as regards the Open Innovation Paradigm?                                            What learning can we transfer to SME’s in the EST region?                                            Open Innovation in Practice                                              Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst                 Professor Richard Knowles                                            Open Innovation in the Life Sciences    Professor Joyce Tait                                             The Pistoia Alliance                                       John Wise                                              U-BIOPRED                                                        Professor Richard Knowles   Friday 1 June 2012   10:00 – 10:35        Plenary Session                            OI in the automotive industry    Mariana Dodourova                            Breakout Sessions                                     Choose either (or alternate between)                              Breakout Session 3 - Working with OI Intermediaries   'Collaboration and Inspiration are the keys to Open Innovation' Interface Scotland                             Siobhan Jordan                              Innoget                                           Jordi Rafols 'What can the TSB Catapult Centres Do For You'                           Sandy Gunn                              Lessons learned from the on-campus                                     Innovation Factory IPU, Denmark               Lars Hein                              Support for Innovation from SE            Tom Farrell      Breakout Session 4   Creativity from within                             Kenny Harris   13:00 – 14:00          Lunch   14:00 – 16:00        Breakout Session 5 - Crowdsourcing and Crowd Funding                                                           Crowd Sourcing                                  Morna  Simpson                              Crowd Funding                                   Stewart Whyte                              "Panacea or Train Crash"                      Kirsty Burnham   16:00                         Wash up followed by Drinks Reception                               sponsored by the Scottish Life Sciences Association   Our Sponsors
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Bo'Ness Road<br />
ML1 5SH Motherwell
United Kingdom

Thursday, 31 May 2012 at 09:00 (BST)

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