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Invitation to a free Knowledge Exchange colloquium on 31st March

Innovation, High-tech sectors and Knowledge Space: UK’s current stand and future uncertainty

you are warmly welcomed to attend a free Knowledge Exchange colloquium, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

This colloquium will be an important opportunity for private and public sectors to discuss and debate on, the competitiveness of UK’s high-tech sectors and innovation activities; the impacts of the Brexit on UK’s high-tech sectors, and how these sectors and specially designated knowledge spaces could react to future uncertainties through innovative business models.

There are no specific pre-requisites for attending. But the presentations are likely to be of most interest to stakeholders in the design, financing, and managing of science research, incubation and innovation facilities. Other public and private actors engaged in the innovation, technology advance, smart growth and knowledge sharing could also find this event inspiring and intriguing.

***Please note: Registration is requested for catering purposes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Approximate Schedule:

9:00-9:20: Tea & Coffee, registration

9:20-9:30: Welcome addressing from Jonathan Cooper (Vice Principal for Knowledge Exchange, University of Glasgow)

Session I International and home perspective

9:30-10:00: Sandrine Kergroach (Policy Analyst, Science and Technology Policy Division of OECD)

10.00-10:30: Paul Tostevin (Associate Director in Savills World Research)

10:30-11:00: Carol Stewart (Board of Directors for the Association of University Research Park; Business Development Manager of David Johnston Research + Technology Park, Canada)

11:00-11:30: Simon Smith (Economic Development Manager of Glasgow City Council)

11.30-11.50 Coffee break

Session II Practice in place

11:50-12:20: Jose Enrique Garcilazo (Head of Unit for the Rural and Regional Development Programme within the Regional Development Policy Division at the OECD)

12:20-12:50: Dave Valler (Reader in Spatial Planning, Oxford Brookes University)

12:50-13:20: Zai Lei (Professor of Project Management, Nankai University, China)

13.20-14.30 Lunch

Session III University-Industry perspectives

14:30-15:00: John Goddard (Emeritus Professor of Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University)

15:00-15:30: Stuart Patrick (Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce)

15:30-16:00 Round table discussion

16:00-16:30 Drink reception & networking

*Please note: Registration is requested for ordering catering

If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact: Julie Miao (tian.miao@glasgow.ac.uk)

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