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Presentation at the Science City Summit - 8/9 Oct 2009 in Bath

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Iain Gray

  1. 1. 6th National Science Cities Summit 8th October 2009 Assembly Rooms, Bath
  2. 2. Driving Innovation Science City Challenge on Innovation Supporting Collaboration and Open Innovation Iain Gray, Chief Executive 8th October 2009
  3. 3. Driving Innovation Agenda • Technology Strategy Board – Who we are and what we do – Our priorities • Open Innovation and Collaboration – What it is – What we are doing to support it • Opportunities for Technology Strategy Board and Science Cities to work together
  4. 4. Driving Innovation Technology Strategy Board • business benefit • economic growth • quality of life • Leadership role in UK • National strategies • Funding to make things happen • Strong links with RDAs & Research Councils
  5. 5. Driving Innovation Our strategy
  6. 6. Driving Innovation £1 billion investment 2008-9 2010-11 over 3 years The innovation climate Challenge-led innovation Technology-inspired innovation
  7. 7. Driving Innovation Technology Inspired Innovation • We build capability in the underpinning areas that enable a sure and effective response to market needs – Advanced materials, – Bioscience, – Electronics, photonics and electrical systems, – Information and communication technologies, – High value manufacturing – Nanotechnology
  8. 8. Driving Innovation Challenge-led innovation • We aim to understand the needs of the markets and support the most innovative and competitive responses – Energy generation and supply – Environmental sustainability – Built environment – Creative industries – High value services – Medicines and healthcare – Transport
  9. 9. Driving Innovation The Innovation Climate • Building networks within communities with similar skills or goals • Supporting the exchange of knowledge at the individual level and developing skills for the future • Inspiring and enabling people to play their part in the innovation economy • Building business confidence and using successes to engage the public • Understanding future skill needs new and emerging technologies
  10. 10. Driving Innovation Building joined-up public sector support for innovation BIS, Treasury, DECC ETI, DCMS, DEFRA, HO, MoD, DoH/NHS, DfT, DCSF, EU Commission, Eureka Carbon Trust DCLG, DWP, DfID, DfT BNSC, NMO And new Offices – OLS OLEV IPO, MAS, RDA (9) + SIC BSI DA (3) NDPB Research Government NESTA Organisations, Design Council NPL PUK, SDC + 7 RCs Technology Research Investment Strategy Board Business
  11. 11. Driving Innovation Working with the Public Sector Funding Leverage 2007/8 = £231m 2009/10 = £534m Research DA/RDA Councils DA/RDA 36% Other Government 8% 3% Departments 7% Technology Technology Strategy Board Strategy Board 56% 82% Research Councils 8%
  12. 12. Driving Innovation Innovation at the heart of the recovery - Our priorities • Low carbon Vehicles, Buildings, Energy, Manufacturing • Digital economy Ultra-fast broadband, creative media, Plastic electronics • Life sciences Regenerative medicine / stem cells
  13. 13. Driving Innovation Open Innovation means that… Ideas should be able to flow to where they can be most efficiently researched, developed and commercialised, regardless of where they originated, thereby generating maximum value for all of the organisations involved.
  14. 14. Driving Innovation Open Innovation – the context: • The UK spends £25 billion+ per annum on creating new knowledge • No business can develop and exploit every good idea or technology they find or originate • Need to get the best ideas/innovations out to those who can further develop and commercialise them • Businesses must look beyond their own boundaries to be and remain competitive • Growing inter-dependency between business, Universities and the wider Knowledge Base • Connectivity and collaboration are key
  15. 15. Driving Innovation All of our programmes and interventions explicitly encourage open innovation, collaboration and networking • Innovation Platforms • SBRI • Collaborative Research and Development • Knowledge Transfer Networks • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships We work with all top 10 R&D intensive companies…..and nearly half top 100 And thousands of small businesses are engaged on our programmes including start-ups and micros
  16. 16. Driving Innovation Innovation Platforms • We work with Government as they address societal challenges to give business the future market definition they need to be competitive – Intelligent Transport Systems and Services – Network Security – Low Carbon Vehicles – Assisted Living – Low Impact Buildings – Detection and Identification of Infectious Agents – Sustainable Agri-Food Supply Chain
  17. 17. Driving Innovation What’s next? • Stratified Medicine • Digital Economy • ‘Water’ • Technology Enabled Learning • ‘Waste’ • Sustainable Aviation • Homeland Security • ……?
  18. 18. Driving Innovation Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform Leadership, Influence and Engagement – Specified the challenge • Worked with Government (DFT BIS), business, regions and research community to define challenge to ultimately deliver commercial solutions – Established the links • brokered relationships and built the community – Focused resource • CR&D projects and vehicle demonstrators, mix and match skills, funding and facilities, social science and user monitoring – Leveraged funding • £250m joint Government/business funding over next 5 years – Accelerated the route to market • Demonstration projects more focused on nearer commercialisation or fleet procurement initiatives
  19. 19. Driving Innovation SBRI • Using government procurement to drive innovation. • Enables public sector organisations to procure new technologies faster and with managed risk. • Provides paid contracts for the critical stage of product development • Relaunched 2009 – 13 Government Departments engaged – Major interest from other public sector bodies – 20 competitions – 750 applications – 270 contracts (>60% new companies)
  20. 20. Driving Innovation Collaborative R&D competitions • Encourages business R&D in specific technology areas • Business and research communities work together • Projects aim to deliver successful new technologies and products/services • Currently working with 1500+ businesses (60% SMEs) and with 80+ Universities across the UK = a portfolio of over £1bn of R&D activity
  21. 21. Driving Innovation Competitions – Autumn 2009 High Value Manufacturing – Supplementary Feasibility Studies: •Technology Inspired – 6 themes •Digital Britain – 4 themes •Regenerative Medicine – Therapeutics Regenerative Medicine – Value Systems High Value Chemicals
  22. 22. Driving Innovation Competitions – those coming up include… Crop Protection Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Technologies Marine Energy Informed Logistics Assisted Living Digital Britain – Test Bed Projects (£10M) Technology Inspired CR&D Plastic Electronics Detection and Identification of Infectious Agents Agri-Foods – Pesticides
  23. 23. Driving Innovation Knowledge Transfer Networks • National networks in a specific technology or business application area • Funded by the Technology Strategy Board • Bringing together business, Universities, research organisations and other specialist agencies… • … to stimulate innovation through the exchange of knowledge and expertise. 14 KTNs Over 57,000 KTN members - and growing 43,000 from business, 50%SMEs 14,000 from other organisations
  24. 24. Driving Innovation New KTN structure now largely in place Materials Medicines & healthcare Biosciences Energy Generation & Supply Electronics, Sensors, Photonics Ground Transportation ICT Environmental Sustainability Chemistry Modern Built Environment Industrial Mathematics Creative Industries Nanotechnology Financial Services Aerospace & Defence
  25. 25. Driving Innovation Knowledge Transfer Partnerships • High calibre, recently-qualified individuals placed into businesses to work on innovation projects • Brings new expertise and real practical and commercial benefits to companies • Provides business experience for graduates Currently 900+ KTPs - 75% with SMEs 122 Universities/Research Base partners Aim - to double the number and roll-out new ‘shorter-KTPs’
  26. 26. Driving Innovation Working with Science Cities • Keen to strengthen our links and improve communication • Understand your priorities, what you are doing and where we can work together • Shared agenda – many opportunities to work together • Welcome active Science City engagement in our programmes and activities
  27. 27. Bristol Science City Priority Areas: ICT/Digital Creative Industries Low Carbon and Environmental Technologies Advanced Manufacturing Aerospace Major businesses - Airbus, Rolls Royce, HP Labs – large CR&D projects Four leading Universities - Bath, Bath Spa, Bristol, UWE - all involved in TSB projects; together currently running 30+ KTPs SWRDA – working closely on a range of TSB programmes, Innovation Platforms, KTPs, building links with KTNs, promoting SBRI opportunities etc SPark – £300m science park in Bristol comes on stream in 2010 – keen to ensure businesses are aware and have access to TSB programmes and support
  28. 28. Driving Innovation Science City Example - KTP • The University of Bristol • Meningitis Research Foundation • To enhance and apply detailed knowledge about survivors of meningitis, to increase the ability to support and campaign effectively on behalf of those affected. • Department of Health (50%) Economic & Social Research Council (25%) Technology Strategy Board (25%) • Grant amount: £93,577.00
  29. 29. Birmingham Science City The Technology Strategy Board is working closely with Advantage West Midlands to support a number of projects across Birmingham Science City’s key technology themes: Advanced Materials Digital Media & ICT Energy Medical Technology & Healthcare Transport Technologies
  30. 30. Driving Innovation Science City Example - KTP • The University of Birmingham • Rapide Communication Limited • To develop a methodology and tool-set for automated sentiment analysis for 'Voice of Customer' feedback and reviews, by using Natural Language Processing based approaches. • 100 % funded £85,140.00
  31. 31. Manchester Science City – areas for possible collaboration include: Transport technologies – intelligent transport systems Housing – Low Impact Buildings Energy and Low Carbon agenda Health/Life Sciences – Assisted Living Digital and creative media High Value Manufacturing – sustainable aviation, advanced materials
  32. 32. Driving Innovation Science City Example - KTP • The University of Manchester • Bradford & Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust • To develop and embed a strategic operations planning process involving the development of innovative supporting tools. • Department of Health (50%) Economic & Social Research Council (25%) Technology Strategy Board (25%) • Grant amount: £61,486.00
  33. 33. Driving Innovation Science City Example – Low Carbon Vehicle Innovation Platform EVADINE – Electric Vehicle Accelerated Development in the North East Project Value £10,751,686 Funding Value maximum of £5,375,843 ONE will be funding £1,500,000 of this Number of Vehicles 36 Location North East Consortia Members Nissan Smith Electric Vehicles Liberty Electric Cars AVID Vehicles Newcastle University
  34. 34. Driving Innovation Science City Example - KTP • The University of Newcastle • Safinah Limited • To improve the safety of ships by optimising structural design in conjunction with coating application to prevent corrosion and meet the requirements of the new IMO SOLAS regulation MSC.215(82) on ballast tank coatings. • One North East (50%) Technology Strategy Board (50%) • Grant Amount £126,630.00
  35. 35. Critical Pharmaceuticals BioCity, Nottingham BioCity – one of Europe’s largest bioscience incubators – started 5 yrs ago Collaboration between emda, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University Now has 60 companies employing some 500+ people Critical Pharmaceuticals – part of a consortium recently awarded £414,000 by Technology Strategy Board in an open CR&D competition to translate a proof of concept of a highly innovative translational medicine technology into a robust production process
  36. 36. Driving Innovation Science City Example - KTP • The University of Nottingham • WRC Group plc • To develop a portable and non-intrusive monitoring system to determine efficiency of induction motors operating in large plants using motor plate data and vibration measurements. • 100% funded £82,803.00
  37. 37. Driving Innovation Science City Example – CR&D • The University of York • York Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence and the York Liquid Crystal Group • New method of recycling PVA from liquid crystal displays
  38. 38. Driving Innovation Specific areas for collaboration • Innovation Platforms – be involved, pilot things and act as test- beds for new ideas and approaches • SBRI – promote SBRI opportunities to local businesses and work with us to develop new competitions relevant to your area • CR&D - promote CR&D competitions, and help us shape new ones • KTPs – work with us to raise awareness and increase the numbers of KTPs in key sectors • KTNs - build links with KTNs relevant to your area and encourage businesses to engage • Talk to us and involve us in those things you are doing
  39. 39. Driving Innovation SUMMARY • Technology Strategy Board have come a long way in a short time • In 2008-09 we invested in: – Around 1600 companies through collaborative R & D – Memberships of KTNs grew 45% • We adjusted our priorities to support recovery • Forging partnerships, and working with Science Cities means our investments work harder • We will continue to help businesses put innovation at the heart of the recovery
  40. 40. Driving Innovation e: tw: iain_gray
  41. 41. 6th National Science Cities Summit 8th October 2009 Assembly Rooms, Bath