Westminster Higher Education Forum keynote seminar on the future for the Catapult Network

The future for the Catapult Network – scale, scope and putting policy into practice
Tuesday, 22nd March 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified
Guest of Honour: Dr Hermann Hauser, Director, Amadeus Capital Partners and Author, Review of the Catapult network: recommendations on the future shape, scope and ambition of the programme
Please note the date of this seminar has changed.
Following Dr Hermann Hauser’s Government-commissioned review of the network of Catapult Centres – new centres designed to provide space for university-business collaboration on commercialisation in a specific field of cutting edge technology – this seminar will focus on the next steps for the development of the existing centres and future expansion of the network.
Delegates – including key policymakers and stakeholders from universities and R&D-intensive industries – will consider the recommendations in the report, including the proposed expansion of 1-2 centres a year to achieve 30 by 2030 as well as greater engagement with SMEs, and the practical challenges for achieving these goals.
Potential expansion of the scope of Catapult Centres will also be discussed including possible role in skills development for the particular sectors of focus, acting in an advisory capacity to Government on wider barriers to innovation and building links with the investment community.
Dr Hermann Hauser, Director, Amadeus Capital Partners and Author, Review of the Catapult network: recommendations on the future shape, scope and ambition of the programme has kindly agreed to deliver a keynote address at this seminar.
Professor Birgitte Andersen, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Creator, Big Innovation Centre; Dr Helen Finch, Senior Manager, Research and Technology, Jaguar Land Rover; Dr Siobhán Jordan, Director, Interface; Dr Helen King, Head of Academic Staff Development, Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office, University of Bath; Keith Thompson, Chief Executive, Cell Therapy Catapult and John Mark Williams, Head of Breakthrough, Santander have also agreed to speak.
Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Culture & the Digital Economy has kindly agreed to chair a session at this seminar.