Business with Birmingham Conference 2016

Aston Webb Building, Great Hall, University of Birmingham B15 2TT
Corporate Services, Exhibitions, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
Thursday 6th October 2016 (09:00-15:30)
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Remaining Competitive
The Role of Academic Collaboration in Your Business

An opportunity not to be missed! Attend this FREE conference and find out how, by working together, the University of Birmingham and Industry are solving key challenges and stimulating business growth.

Your clients and competitors may already be reaping the commercial gains from academic-industry collaboration.

It’s time to do the same.

Joined by the University of Birmingham's current business partners and our leading academics, take the opportunity to hear about the pioneering research being undertaken here and debate the important benefits of working with the University of Birmingham.

You need to attend this conference if you want to:

  • Learn about the opportunities for collaboration, and how easy it can be;
  • Understand the benefits of R&D collaborations;
  • Access funding for innovation;
  • Seek advice from our team of business professionals;
  • Hear from businesses who have been partners in collaborations, accessed funding, and the impact this has had;
  • Network and share best practice with like-minded business leaders, researchers and policy officers;

09:00 - 09:30      Arrival and networking

09:30 - 09:45     Welcome

09:45 - 10:30     Key Note Address

10:30 - 11:00     A Glance at our Pioneering Research

11:00 - 11:30     Networking break

11:30 - 13:00     Panel Session – Experiences of Collaborating to Innovate

13:00 - 14:00     Networking lunch

14:00 - 15:30     Workshops

  • Life Sciences at Birmingham with Professor Hisham Mehanna
  • Sustainable Infrastructure with Professor David Chapman and Dr Nicole Metje
  • Birmingham Energy Institute with Professor Martin Freer
  • Diversity in Business with Professor Joanne Duberley
  • Skills Development with the City Region Economic and Development Institute (City REDI)
  • Developing business and societal impact through working with the Business Engagement Lab with Professor Kiran Trehan, Dr Vivek Soundararajan and Andy Newnham
  • Funding for Innovation and Growth with the Business Engagement team
  • Accessing our Student and Graduate Talent with the Careers Network
  • University-Business Engagament via EU Funding with Professor Eugenia Valsami-Jones, Professor Kai Bongs, Malcolm Harbour CBE and Xavier Rodde

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