14.00 - 15.30, Friday 29th April 2016
Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre - Ground Floor, King's College London
This session is part of the Creativeworks London Festival. A full list of CWL Festival sessions can be found here.
A number of collaborative projects in Creativeworks London (CWL) have paved the way to commercial success for the business partners – and business/academic partnerships are now an established feature in the business support landscape in the UK.
But promising initial outcomes can flounder without further investment and support. How can projects facilitated by university collaboration move on to independent funding? How can university and businesses manage joint projects to establish the most productive springboard for further growth? What can go wrong? Are these short term relationships or can they grow into long term partnerships? What are the most relevant and realistic routes to later stage innovation funding?
This panel session includes two CWL case studies where businesses have developed commercially promising outcomes. The businesses will share their experiences and a panel of investors and funding specialists will reflect on the outcomes and issues and debate how SME/HEI partnerships can be enhanced. The audience will be invited to pose questions for the panel in advance.
From Academic Collaboration to Commercialisation has been developed by the Business Partnerships team at Queen Mary University of London and Ogenblik Ltd, a recipient of a CWL Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence award.
- Chair: Anthony Lilley OBE is a media entrepreneur, consultant and investor, holds the Professorship in Creative Industries at the University of Ulster and is a Council Member of the AHRC in which capacity he sits on the board of Creativeworks London.
- Dr Christopher Haley, Head of Start Ups and New Technology Research, Nesta
- Chris Wheatcroft, Tech Club Manager, Angels Den
- Beatrice Rogers, Innovation Design Specialist, KTN – working to support the use of design in innovation across urban living, transport, built environment and energy programmes.
- Professor Jonathan Freeman, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London
- Deborah Werbner, Co-Founder, Ogenblik Ltd
- Naveed Parvez, Project Andiamo
Image credit: 2016 Deborah Werbner Co-Design Objects