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The Merchants House of Glasgow

7 West George Street

Glasgow

G2 1BA

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UK Industrial Strategy Seminar in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


An Official Feeder Event for VentureFest Scotland 2019



1. Arrival, Registration & Networking

9.30am – 10am


2. Welcome: SCDI, Scotland and the UK Industrial Strategy

10am – 10.05am

Matt Lancashire, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, SCDI



3. The UK Industrial Strategy’s Vision and Purpose

10.05am – 10.45am

What is the UK Industrial Strategy?

What does it mean for business and for Scotland?

What challenges will the Scottish, UK and global economies face in the coming decades?

How is the UK Government’s policy approach adapting to support businesses and organisations to thrive in a changing world?

David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, UK Government

Nader Farahati, Head of Business Engagement, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


4. The Grand Challenges: Ageing Society, AI & Data, Future of Mobility and Clean Growth

10.45am – 12.15pm

What are the Grand Challenges?

What impact will the Grand Challenges have on UK Government and BEIS policy?

What opportunities are there for my business, organisation or sector?

Lucy Geoghegan, Head of Grand Challenges, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Prof. Susan Deacon CBE, Member of the Scottish Business Taskforce and Champion of the Ageing Society Grand Challenge – Ageing Society

Dr George Hazel OBE – Future of Mobility

Brian Hills, Head of Data, The Data Lab – AI & Data

Chris Van der Kuyl, Chairman, 4J Studios, Member of the Scottish Business Taskforce and Champion of the AI & Data Grand Challenge – A & Data

Andrew Tipping, Commercialisation Manager, ORE Catapult – Clean Growth


5. Networking Lunch

12.15pm – 1pm


6. Opportunities for Scotland

1pm – 1.30pm

What next?

What opportunities are there for Scotland?

Where does my business, organisation or idea go from here?

Bob Martin, Manager for Scotland, Innovate UK


7. Case Studies: Scottish Success in UKIS

1.30pm – 3pm

How have those business and organisations who bid for and won UK Industrial Strategy funds succeeded?

What lessons can others learn from their experience?

Prof. James Brown, Professor of Systems Biology, Abertay University / InGAME

Neil Kermode, Managing Director, European Marine Energy Centre

Alexander Weir, Senior Technical Manager, Canon Medical Research Europe

Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive, The Crichton Trust


8. Networking & Close

3pm - 3.30pm


For more information on SCDI, or to join Scotland's Social and Economic Forum, visit: www.scdi.org.uk

For more information on VentureFest Scotland 2019, a festival of discovery and innovation, visit: www.venturefest.scot

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The Merchants House of Glasgow

7 West George Street

Glasgow

G2 1BA

United Kingdom

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