Time: Activities:
9.00am – 9.30am Registration and networking 
9.30am – 9.45am Welcome: 
* Professor Tim Softley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Knowledge Transfer
* Professor Tim Jones, Provost and Vice-Principal host
9.45am – 10.30am Key note addresses: 
* Professor Paul Withey, Rolls-Royce Engineering, Associate Fellow in Casting Technology 
* Professor Nick Green, Director, High Temperature Research Centre
10.30am – 11.00am A glance at our pioneering research: 
* Professor Robin May, Professor of Infectious Disease
* Professor Robert Stone, Director, Human Interface Technologies Team 
11.00am – 11.30am Networking break and exhibition 
11.30am – 1.00pm Panel session: Experiences of collaborating to innovate: 
Chair: Professor Kiran Trehan,
Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development
Professor Mark Saunders,
Professor of Business Research Methods 
Raghu Narula,
Head of UK Customer Service and Distribution, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC.
Keith Noronha,
Managing Director, Reynolds Technology Ltd
Chris Jones,
Lead Technologist (Biosciences), Innovate UK
Angela Maxwell,
Director, Acuwomen
1.00pm – 2.00pm Networking break and exhibition 
2.00pm – 3.30pm Workshops: 
* Life Sciences at Birmingham:
with Professor Hisham Mehanna
* Sustainable Infrastructure:
with Professor David Chapman and Dr Nicole Metje
* Skills Development:
with the City Region Economic and Development Institute
*Developing business and societal impact through working with the Business Engagement:
with Professor Kiran Trehan, Dr Vivek Soundararajan and Andy Newnham
* Recruiting expert talent for growth and innovation:
with the business engagement team and the Careers Network
* Meet The Expert:
* University-Business Engagement via EU funding
* Access to funding for collaborative research with social sciences
* Research Council and Innovate UK funding to work with the University
* Online Training Opportunities
* Business Engagement
* Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
* BizzInn and BioHub
* Alta Innovations
* Careers Network
* National Institute for Health Research
* Wiley (online training)
* Energy Research
* Railway Research