Collaborate to Innovate: Open Innovation, SMEs, motives for and barriers to cooperation
Thursday, 31 May 2012 at 09:00 (BST)
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
- 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
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
14:00 – 17:00 Choose from
Breakout Session 1 Intellectual Property and Open Innovation
'Concerning IPR’s and Open Innovation'
Paul Chapman and
OI froma Funding Perspective Richard Seabrook
A view from MRC Technology Steven Tait
Easy Access IP Scott Johnstone
A University View Claire Brady
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
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