UK Manufacturing Forum 2020 Agenda

Date of event: Wednesday 16th December 2020
Time: 09.30-12:30

At a time of unprecedented challenge for people and businesses, it has never been more important to harness the power of manufacturing research, innovation and new technologies.


Join us on 16th December 2020 to hear leaders from government, industry and the UK research base reflect on the role research and innovation can play in our national recovery: building resilience for the future and spurring robust economic growth.


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Agenda ItemTimingSpeaker
Welcome & introduction Include: overview of UKMF 2020

09.30-09.40Sam Turner & Tim Minshall
‘State of the Nation’ address- what has changed since UKMF 2019?

09.40-10.00Dick Elsy
Innovation and the R&D Roadmap

Video | Slides
10.00-10.20Phil Slarks
Innovate UK Strategy- a vision for an outcome driven innovation system10.20-10.35Stewart Miller
Innovation R&D and the Levelling Up Agenda

Video | Slides
10.35-10.50Richard Jones
Panel discussion

11.05-11.25Dick, Stewart, Richard and Tim
Post UKMF 2019- Review of Academia/Catapult Funding Landscape

Video | Slides
11.25-11.45Mike Hinton & Alice Porter
UKRI Landscape and opportunities

Video | Slides
11.45-12.00Lydia Gardner
Introduction to hot topics workshops

Video | Slides
12.00-12.30Sam Turner & Tim Minshall