Research Festival - 24 January 2020

Driving Innovation - Industry and university solving modern challenges.

Businesses, policymakers and economic stakeholders will gather at the University of Plymouth on Friday 24th January as part of its Research Festival 2020.

With increasingly complex global challenges, the session will explore the characteristics of a successful industry-university partnership; one that can drive improved productivity, profitability and innovative solutions to real world problems, while maximising research and development in our region.

The event is part of a week-long celebration of the rich research culture at the University that exists in areas such as health and medicine, science and engineering, and the arts and humanities.

Rich Adams, Business Engagement Manager, said: “The University is committed to developing industry and business partnerships as part of its 2030 strategy. Using local case studies together with showcasing our solutions for business, we will be demonstrating the potential for collaboration between academia and business. This will help businesses to better understand the potential of our resources and provide an opportunity for researchers to network with partners with the ambition to innovate.”

Hamish McRae, Associate Editor and Principal Economic Commentator at The Independent, will be the keynote speaker, talking about global future trends in economics, business and society. As a speaker, Hamish is in demand around the world for his lucid insights into how forces such as technology, demography, globalisation, natural resources, and government policy shape the economy and influence business strategy.

Fittingly for 2020, the Research Festival (which runs from 20-24 January) will also reflect the Mayflower 400 commemorations, providing a contemporary response to our history and heritage. Among the questions to be considered over the course of the week will be, what does a future of clean growth from natural resources look like? And, how do we maintain healthy and productive oceans for a sustainable ocean economy?

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