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Celebrating Sixteen Years of Innogen Research in Innovation and Development

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Celebrating Sixteen Years of Innogen Research in Innovation and Development: Looking Backward and Forward

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Thursday, 28 February, 2019, 14:00 - 18:00

The Open University - The Library, Room 6, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Innogen was established in 2002 as the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics, as a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the Open University and as part of the ESRC Genomics Network. Since then Innogen has become an internationally respected research centre. Among other things, it enabled social scientists and the ESRC to take a leading role in policy, public and innovation related debates on the social aspects of the life sciences. Building on the success of the ESRC Innogen Centre, in 2014 the two host universities supported the establishment of the Innogen Institute (Institute for Innovation Generation) with mission to develop new methods and approaches to match the evolving opportunities arising from new scientific discoveries across an expanding array of advanced innovative technologies.

The function of this event is to bring together a community of colleagues from academia, policy and practice to celebrate Innogen's achievements but also to discuss, on an informal basis, the implementation challenges of the UK's new industrial strategy in the post-Brexit era.

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14:00-14:15 Welcome (Prof John Wolffe, ADR, FASS, Open University)

14:15 - 15:30 Session 1: Innogen Achievements: Looking Backward and Forward

Chair: Theo Papaioannou, Open University

Contributions: Prof Joyce Tait (University of Edinburgh), Prof David Wield (Open University), Prof Joanna Chataway (Head of STEaPP, UCL), Prof Robin Williams (Director of ISSTI, University of Edinburgh), Prof Andrew Webster (University of York) and Prof Theo Papaioannou (Open University)

15:30 - 15:45 tea/coffee break

15:45 - 17:00 Session 2: Panel Discussion: The UK Industrial Strategy in the Post-Brexit Era

Chair: Dr Alessandro Rosiello, University of Edinburgh

Contributions: Prof Joyce Tait (University of Edinburgh), Prof Ian Gillespie (University of Leicester) Dr Chris Warkup (Knowledge Transfer Network), Alberto Garcia-Mogollon (Head of Innovation Policy, BSI)

17:00 - 18:00 Reception

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