Collaborate to Innovate Conference
7 December 2017
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Coventry
Panel: Powering the next generation of engineering through collaboration
Chaired by Jon Excell
Professor Andy Wright
Director Strategic Technology
Andy Wright was appointed Strategic Technology Director for one of four Global Operating Groups in BAE Systems in 2015. In this role he is responsible for the Strategic Development of BAE Systems Technology Programme in the UK which includes the Land (UK), Military Air & Information and Maritime Businesses as well as technology development across the global business.<br><br>He has been involved the development of new and novel technology for over 30 years with research experience in AI, Autonomy and Machine learning having taken visiting posts in academia, including at the Universities of Cambridge and Caltech in the USA. More recently he has been involved in the setting up a unique multinational programme across the UK, USA, and Australia to exploit BAE Systems capability to develop new products in areas that included Autonomy and Cyber Security. He was also Director of the BAE Systems Open Innovation initiative (I3) a corporate venturing fund that invested in directly in SMEs.<br><br>Andy is a Charted Engineer, a Fellow of the IET, was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton in 2005 in Computer Science and is a Member of the Royal Society College of Industrial Fellows and Fellow of the IET.
Director - UK and Ireland Sales Division
Alan Mucklow is Yamazaki Mazak’s Director - UK and Ireland Sales Division. Having started out as a technical apprentice at The Hymatic Engineering Company, he moved to Cincinatti Machine after studying Business Studies at the University of Birmingham.<br><br>Mucklow’s first experience of the machine tool sector came during three years at MAG, before joining Mazak in 2010. He has since helped spearhead some of Mazak’s most innovative European launches, including a hybrid full 5-axis additive and subtractive machine tool, the INTEGREX i-400 AM; and SMOOTH Technology, the world’s fastest CNC. He is also a keen advocate of apprenticeships having come through one himself.
Collaborative engineering in the digital space
This session will look at how the latest generation of end-to-end engineering software tools are helping to enhance collaboration across complex, multi-partner projects. <br><br>It will touch on the following areas: <br><ul><li>Current state-of-the-art in digital tools</li><li>Practical advice on deploying end to end digital solutions</li><li>How are digital technologies creating new models of collaborating?</li><li>Using digital tools across multi-partner teams</li><li>Closing the gaps in the product development cycle – how digital tools are enhancing collaboration throughout the product development lifecycle</li><li>Optimising change management i.e. help remove the bottlenecks traditionally created by design changes</li><li>Practical examples of end-to-end digital tools in action</li></ul><a href="http://www.stratasys.com/">Stratasys</a> ( speaker TBC )
Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability: Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
Health & Wellbeing: Spiral - Inducing Bypass Graft
<ul><li>The ‘spiral flow’ is a natural phenomenon in the whole arterial system and is induced by the twisting of the heart’s left ventricle during contraction and then accentuated upon entering the aortic arch.</li><li>This multidisciplinary project has integrated fluid mechanics, biomechanics and biology with cardiovascular surgery to develop a novel bypass graft which induces spiral flow using a technique inspired by the nuclear engineering sector.</li><li>Given the interdisciplinary nature of the proposed design, the project has brought together scientists, engineers and clinicians from the UK, US, Spain and Singapore, led by the University of Manchester.<br></li></ul><br>
Dr Amir Keshmiri
Lecturer in Computational Fluid Dynamics and the Director of Business Engagement
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE)
Amir received his BEng (2005), MSc (2006) and PhD (2010) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester. Following the completion of his PhD, Amir received the EPSRC Fellowship which provided funding for a year to extend his collaboration with the British Energy and Électricité de France (EdF) R&D in Paris. Following his achievements during his fellowship, Amir was invited to lead a CFD team at AECOM, one of the largest engineering consultancy companies in the world. At AECOM, he led a number of large engineering projects including the wind microclimate simulation of London 2012 Olympic Legacy Masterplan and the innovative internal ventilation design for MMU’s flagship BirleyField campus. Amir returned to academia as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and subsequently was appointed as the Deputy Director of ‘Engineering and Materials Research Centre’, one of the largest research centres across the university with over 70 researchers. In 2016, he returned to MACE at the University of Manchester.
Innovation spotlight: Strategic model for university engagement
<ul><li><ul></ul>In 2015 BAE Systems made the decision to move to new strategic model for university engagement. This talk will cover:<br><br> -How the decision to create new partnerships was made and how these were put in place<br> -The strategic and capability benefits for the parties involved<br><br> </li> </ul>
Dr Steve Harris
Head of External Partnerships and Brokering
Steve Harris joined BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre at Filton, in October 1988, having completed his PhD in Surface Chemistry at the University of Southampton. For many years, he was a technical specialist in the Materials Department, working on numerous collaborative projects, on corrosion, sealants, coating degradation, adhesion, and many other areas. In 2007, he moved into a more senior management role, initially running the companies Engineering Capability Research Programme (ECP), then the Integrated Technology Programme (ITP) which included research on Autonomy, Information Processing and Systems Engineering. In 2012, he took over the management of the companies University engagement programme
Collaborate to Innovate: Working with Suppliers to generate profitable, value creating growth
Innovation is the key to enabling the growth of tomorrow: Using existing processes and methods, costs can mount and deplete the benefits in sales and profit. <br><br><ul><li>What if there was another way to re-organise your internal capabilities and rely on a few well-chosen partners? <br></li><li>Selecting outsourcing suppliers that can capitalise on the value adding, profit building formula.</li></ul>
Product Marketing Manager
Proto Labs Europe
With a technical, marketing, and business development background, Stephen has led several sales and marketing strategy development and implementation projects at organisations including BAE Systems and Hager Group. Leading technical marketing across Europe, Stephen closely partners regional marketing, product, sales and manufacturing teams, developing marketing strategy, managing working relationships with internal and external cross-functional teams and with end customers in locations across EMEA.
Engineering Open Innovation
This presentation will consider the advantages and challenges of embracing open innovation and integrating it into your R&D process<br>Key areas: <br><ul><li>Practical advice on the challenges of establishing new partners hips</li><li>Adopting an Open Innovation culture effective practises</li><li>Managing data and knowledge transparency</li><li>Keeping an eye on the big picture - How to ensure that all partners are aware of the end goal?</li><li>Bridging the culture gap - How establishing common language and cutting through company specific jargon is key to effective cultural integration</li><li>Different models for open innovation<br></li></ul><br>
Dr Mark Humphries
Member of management group
Management Group PA.
Mark is a senior Member of PA’s Management Group and has worked in its Technology and Innovation Practice for c. 30 years. Mark continues hands-on development of new products and manufacturing processes, typically covering the integration of new technologies into practical solutions. His technology expertise covers materials, sensing, detection, optics and imaging, through to advanced micro and macro fabrication technologies. Mark also provides strategic advice to engineering and technology-intensive companies, advising on Technology and Innovation Management, establishing Open Innovation processes, and supporting the growth of Hi Tech technology start-ups and spinouts. Mark has worked across a number of Industry Sectors, drawing an understanding of how different dynamics and regulatory environments influence how Innovation processes are implemented.
Safety & Security: Understanding failure: A path towards safer lithium ion batteries
Dr Paul Shearing
Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow
Dr Paul Shearing is a Reader in Chemical Engineering at University College London and previous holder of a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship. He co-directs the Electrochemical Innovation Lab at UCL. <br><br>His research interests cover a broad range of electrochemical engineering themes with a particular interest in the relationship between performance and microstructure for energy materials: an area in which he has published more than 130 papers in the past five years. He is a pioneer of ‘4-D Tomography’ as recognised by the award of his RAEng Fellowship entitled ‘4-dimensional Tomography of Electrochemical Devices’ and has used most of the world's major synchrotron light sources.<br><br>He leads the UK STFC Global Challenge Network in Batteries and Electrochemical Devices, which brings together leading international researchers from industry and academia. In 2014 he was named the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Young Chemical Engineer of the Year in Academia and in 2016 the RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year
Young Innovator: Breaking the Sound barrier and beyond with a Model Rocket Car
5 minute video showcase
Teacher of Technology
The Joseph Whitaker School
Philip has been teaching for 22 years (and continues) as a Teacher of Technology and is responsible for STEM provision at the Joseph Whitaker School in Nottinghamshire. Apart from his obvious teaching duties, he has run extra-curricular STEM groups throughout his career and develops STEM challenges for community and other groups to take on and enjoy. <p>Phil’s Young Engineers club have won many Regional (15) and National (3) competitions – most recently the UK Senior Engineering prize at the Birmingham Big Bang Fair 2017 for their “Community Rocket Car Project” that is a complete system that allows any group to design, test, safely launch and record the speed of their rocket cars. </p><p>Over the past three years, he and his club have achieved two Guinness World Records for two separate categories for the “Fastest Model Rocket Car.” They raised the bar for the ‘unlimited power category’ from 287mph to 533.1mph in 2014 and also in the ‘10nS category’ they raised the current record in 2016 from 40mph to 187.58mph. </p><br>
Keynote Address – Sir Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrat party and MP for Twickenham
Sir Vince Cable
MP, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats
British politician, currently the Leader of the Liberal Democrats party, having previously held the posts of deputy party leader and secretary of state for business, innovation, and skills in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government. Vince studied economics at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and served for two years as treasury finance officer in Kenya before returning to the U.K. in 1968 as an economics lecturer at the University of Glasgow, where he received a Ph.D. Cable’s long experience as an economist in both the private and public sectors led to his selection as a Liberal Democrat spokesman on finance.
The Built Environment: Making the 38-storey 52 Lime Street (Scalpel): Structural design of modern open-plan buildings using the travelling fire methodology
<ul><li>In large open-plan spaces, fires have been observed to travel rather than burn uniformly as assumed in codes and traditional design which can significantly influence the fire resistance requirements of structures.</li><li>Arup’s collaboration with Imperial College led to the development of a design methodology to account for such travelling fires.</li><li>The approach has since been applied to several building projects by Arup including the iconic 38-storey 52 Lime Street (Scalpel). Other companies have also recently used the methodology in building designs.<br></li></ul><br>
Engineering Fire Consultant
The importance of IP in collaborative and open environments
<ul><li> IP as a barrier or enabler of collaborative innovation?</li><li>Importance of successful integration of IP</li><li>Mitigating IP risks in innovative and collaborative environments</li></ul>
Deputy Director, Innovation Policy
Intellectual Property Office
<p>Liam started his civil service career as a business analyst at the Department for International Development before advising on trade policy at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In February 2016, Liam joined the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) as Head of Innovation Policy. In Liam’s current role as Deputy Director, he is responsible for leading on the IPO’s work to enable businesses, universities and research organisations to unlock the value of their intellectual property. A prominent focus for Liam’s teams is how IP is used in collaboration projects, particularly the university-industry interface and commercialisation of intellectual assets.</p>
Innovation Spotlight led by Airbus
Head of Policy and Development
Landing Gear Engineering
Young Innovator – SMASHfestUK Survival Village and Young Explainer Programme
5 minute <span style="font-size: 1rem;">video showcase </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;"><br></span><br><br>
Accelerating innovation through cross-sector collaboration
<ul><li>The benefits of cross-disciplinary collaboration </li><li>Identifying transferable technologies </li><li>Building effective cross-sector partnerships </li><li>Best practise in knowledge sharing</li> </ul>
Professor Rajkumar Roy
Director of Manufacturing
Transportation: Delivering the High Efficiency Selective Catalytic Reduction Project
<ul><li>Project initiation, set-up and make up.</li><li>The key elements that led to a successful outcome.</li><li>The potential long term impacts from the project. </li></ul>
Chief Technology Officer for Heavy Duty Vehicles
Energy Technologies Institute (ETI)
Chris has technical responsibility for the ETI’s £40m+ technology development and demonstration programme which is designed to increase heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) efficiency by at least 30%. Chris joined the ETI from Caterpillar in November 2010, having worked in a number of positions responsible for engine design, development and integration.
Academic Innovator: EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices (MeDe Innovation)
Deputy Director of the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing In Medical Devices
Professor Kenny Dalgarno is the Sir James Woodeson Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at Newcastle University. He has been researching innovative approaches to the processing of biomaterials for more than a decade, and he is also Deputy Director of the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre. His research focusses on the development of innovative biofabrication and bioprinting technologies for the creation of next generation medical devices.