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Industry & Academia: Supercharging the Crucible. EPC's flagship Annual Congress will be held online as a series of webcast events for 2020.

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Monday 7th September 2020: Congress social

16:30-17:30 Live tour of the Advanced Manufacturing Park

17:30-18:00 Downtime activities

18:00-19:00 Pub quiz

Tuesday 8th September 2020: Congress opening keynotes

10:00-11:00 Keynote: Apart from or a part of the community?

Lord Kerslake, Former Head of the Home Civil Service

11:00-11:30 Downtime activities

11:30-12:00 Keynote: What it really means to be excellent in teaching in collaboration with industry

Sir Chris Husbands, VC, Sheffield Hallam University

Tuesday 8th September 2020: Congress public lecture

20:00-21:00 Public lecture: What makes Britain great?

Adam Hart-Davis, scientist, author, historian and broadcaster

Friday 11th September 2020: Congress discussion and debate

10:00-11:00 Discussion: Two cultures

Chair: Prof Colin Turner, EPC President and Professor of Engineering Education, School of Engineering, University of Ulster

Prof Liz Barnes, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Staffordshire University

Michael Hill-King, Huawei

Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE)

Dr Joe Marshall, Chief Executive, National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB)

11:00-11:30 Downtime activities

11:30-12:30 Debate: We believe that work-related learning needs to be in the workplace

Chair: Connor Moss, Dean of Work Based Learning, SHU

For: Stuart Harper, JCB Engineering Excellence

Speaker from an industrial employer (name to be announced)

Against: Dr Ian Palmer, Dean, Escape Studios, Pearson College London

Prof Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, Chief Executive, NMiTE

Tuesday 15th September 2020: Congress plenaries

10:00-11:00 Plenary: Research and research barriers

Chair: Prof Helen Atkinson CBE, Cranfield University

Shivaun Meehan (or alternative representative), konfer

Emma McLeod, Mondelez International

Vanessa Wilson, Chief Executive, University Alliance

11:00-11:30 Downtime activities

11:30-12:30 Plenary: Knowledge exchange

Chair: Dr Hywel Jones, Co-founder and director of spin out companies XeraCarb Ltd and Mikana Innovations Ltd and Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Alison Campbell OBE, Director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland and former PraxisAuril Chair, immediate past ATTP Chair, immediate past President AUTM

Alice Frost, Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England

Richard Lamb, Programme Manager for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), Innovate UK

Ben Morgan, Research Director, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Friday 18th September 2020: Congress plenary and closing keynotes

10:0-11:30 Plenary: Recruitment & the labour market

Chair: Catherine Hobbs, Associate Dean Research and Enterprise, UWE

Charlie Ball, Head of Higher Education Intelligence, Graduate Prospects

Stephanie Baxter, Principal Policy Advisor for Education and Innovation, The IET

Stephen Isherwood, Institute of Student Employers

Helen Melling, Head of Talent, McLaren Automotive

11:30-12:00 Downtime activities

12:00-12:30 Keynote: Industry and academia: meeting the challenges

Mary Curnock Cook OBE, Chair of Council, The Dyson Institute

12:30-12:45 Hammermen award and closing remarks

Prof Colin Turner, EPC President and Professor of Engineering Education, School of Engineering, University of Ulster

* Please note: some speakers are yet to be confirmed in their new online time slots.

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