Collaborate to Innovate 2017 Conference
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>
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>The decision to create new partnerships made and how these were put in place</li><li>Strategic and capability benefits for the parties involved<br></li></ul><br>
Dr Steve Harris
Head of External Partnerships and Brokering
Information, Data & Connectivity: Setting World Records in 5G Wireless Spectral Efficiency Using Massive MIMO
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
Young Innovator: Breaking the Sound barrier and beyond with a Model Rocket Car
5 minute video showcase
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
Innovation Spotlight led by Airbus
Young Innovator – Engagement initiatives
5 minute video showcase
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>
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)