EUREKA GLOBAL INNOVATION SUMMIT


SPEAKERS

We’re excited to be playing host to some of the world’s top names in industry innovation, investment, policy and R&D. We’ll also be highlighting how differences in diversity can drive growth, opportunity and investment for your business or country.

See a selection of the renowned speakers that will be in attendance below

 

Ruth Nic Aoidh

Ruth Nic Aoidh

Executive Director - Commercial & Legal, McLaren Automotive, UK

Ruth joined McLaren Group in January 2009 as Legal Adviser, becoming Executive Director – Commercial & Legal at McLaren Automotive in January 2014. She was appointed Company Secretary in January 2016. Ruth’s current position at McLaren encompasses all commercial and legal facets of the business. She plays a pivotal role in strategic and commercial affairs across McLaren Automotive overseeing all external engagements as well as developing and managing some of the key relationships with suppliers, retailers, regulatory authorities and strategic partners.

Jean-David Malo

Jean-David Malo

Director of Open Innovation & Open Science, The European Commission

In February 2017, Jean-David Malo was appointed as Director of the Directorate in charge of ‘Open Innovation and Open Science’. The European Innovation Council, the Pan-European Venture Capital Fund(s)-of-Funds Programme, the RDI dimension under the European Fund for Strategic Investments, the European Open Science Cloud, the long-term sustainable investments for Research Infrastructures, and the monitoring of the ERA Roadmaps are among the various files he is in charge of or contributing to.

Casper Garos

Casper Garos

Head of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), Philips, Netherlands

Casper Garos is Head of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) at Philips. In this position he is responsible for enabling new innovations, collaborations and networks through PPPs. Casper holds several management and/or membership positions for PPPs at European level: ITEA (EUREKA) Board, COCIR R&I (Innovation) Focus Group, Photonics21 Board of Stakeholders, Business Europe R&I Working Group; at national level: VNO-NCW Technology & Innovation Committee.
Ingeborg Rosenvinge

Ingeborg Rosenvinge

Head of R&D, Thürmer Tools, Denmark

Ingeborg Rosenvinge is head of R&D and leader of the 3D printing team and she has witnessed the transformation from the inside of a traditional manufacturing company – which transformed successfully into an innovative frontrunner using digital technologies. Ingeborg has been the fundraiser and commercialization manager for several national and international funding programs, developing growth strategies using 3D printing.
Alex Glennie

Alex Glennie

Principal Researcher, Nesta, UK

Alex Glennie is a Principal Researcher in the Research, Analysis and Policy team at Nesta. She leads research projects examining new trends and practices in innovation, with a particular focus on inclusive innovation and government policy. She is a lead author of Nesta’s comparative international study of innovation agencies around the world, and part of the team delivering the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator, a pioneering collaborative development programme for innovation policy leaders.
Paul Stein

Paul Stein

Chief Technology Officer, Rolls-Royce, UK

Paul Stein was appointed to the Rolls-Royce Executive Leadership Team as Chief Technology Officer in April 2017 to be accountable for the company’s technology investment and for ensuring close alignment with business strategy to maintain a competitive edge. Prior to that, Paul was Research & Technology Director accountable for the company’s global investment in R&T, as well as fostering innovation and promoting and sustaining specialist engineering talent.
Beverley Gower-Jones

Beverley Gower-Jones

Chief Executive, Carbon Limiting Technologies, UK

Beverley specialises in early stage, cleantech commercialisation. Accelerating innovation to market and scaling companies by providing strategic insights and developing industry partnerships. In 2006 she established CLT whose mission is “scaling transformative technologies for clean growth, sustaining our planet”. Her ambition is to create a better, sustainable world and she firmly believes that this will be achieved through innovation playing a transformative role in our economy.

John Laughlin

John Laughlin

Chief Technology Officer, NGen Canada

John is the CTO of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada. He has an extensive background in the Automotive and Transport sectors. John was responsible for setting up and running some of the UK government’s highest profile R&D programs worth more than $8.5 billion across the automotive, aerospace and intelligent mobility sectors. John holds a BEng Honours Degree in Manufacturing Systems Management. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Dr Ian W Campbell

Dr Ian W Campbell

Executive Chair, Innovate UK

Dr Ian Campbell was appointed Interim Executive Chair of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, in May 2018, having joined as Director for Health and Life Sciences in 2016. Ian is an experienced executive in life sciences and the diagnostics sector. He served as Chief Executive of Arquer Diagnostics, a company developing and commercialising immunoassay tests for cancers of the urinogenitary tract.

Priya Guha

Priya Guha

Venture Partner, Merian Ventures, UK

Priya is a Venture Partner at Merian Ventures and a Member of the Innovate UK Council. She was previously Ecosystem GM for San Francisco HQ-ed RocketSpace, launching their UK operations. Priya used to be a career diplomat, most recently posted as British Consul General to San Francisco. She is on the Advisory Board of Tech London Advocates and Chairs the Board of Trustees of Modern Muse. Last year Priya was named Top 5 Asian Women in UK Tech and Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech.

Gillian Docherty

Gillian Docherty

Chief Executive, The Data Lab, UK

Gillian Docherty is chief executive of The Data Lab, an innovation centre with a mission of maximising the value for Scotland from data. Gillian is passionate about the opportunity for using Data to drive economic and social benefits. Formerly of IBM, Gillian is a visiting professor at Robert Gordon University, a TED speaker and was named Digital Leader 2018 for the UK. Gillian has a degree in Computing Science from the Glasgow Uni and an Honorary Doctorate from Robert Gordon University.

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart

President, National Research Council of Canada

In 2016, Iain Stewart became the twelfth President of the National Research Council of Canada. He was reappointed for a five-year term in 2018. Mr Stewart’s most recent career highlights include his role as Associate Secretary at the Treasury Board Secretariat. As Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and other positions, he worked on national science and research policy at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, or ISED. Mr Stewart is a member of a number of federal Deputy Minister committees and the Canada Research Coordinating Committee.
Dr Mike Short

Dr Mike Short

Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade (DIT)

Dr Mike Short CBE, after 30 years in telecommunications with Telefonica, joined the Department for International Trade as the department’s first chief scientific adviser in December 2017. Mike leads the science and engineering profession in the department and ensures its policy is informed by the best science, engineering and technical advice. He advises on the technical aspects of future trade deals as DIT looks to create new arrangements following Brexit, and works with the UK’s research, development and academic communities to boost scientific and engineering exports.

Dr Andrea Graham

Dr Andrea Graham

Head of Policy Services, National Farmers’ Union (NFU)

As Head of the NFU’s Policy Services Department since 2014, Andrea now leads the NFU’s national cross-sector policy work on behalf of their members. The department is made up of 40 professional technical experts shaping lobbying work across a broad portfolio including science, regulation, environment, economics, planning, rural affairs, climate change and renewable energy, taxation, legal affairs, tenancy, rural crime and land management. She is the lead author on the NFU’s recent “Future of Food 2040” report published in February 2019.

Jonny Voon

Jonny Voon

Innovation Lead - Digital (IoT & Distributed Ledger), Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK Government’s innovation agency, and Jonny is responsible for the vision, direction and strategy of its Distributed Ledger Technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) innovation programmes. Jonny has designed and developed multi-million-pound funding programmes in the smart cities, IoT, 5G, health and social care, and applied cyber security sectors. When not thinking about the future he enjoys climbing rocks.
Bosun Tijani

Bosun Tijani

Chief Executive, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB)

Bosun Tijani is the founder and Chief Executive of Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB). CcHUB which stands at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry trends has maintained its focus on shaping the economy and the future of Africa while positioning start-ups to be the anchor of the continent’s tech ecosystem. Founded in 2011, CcHUB has launched many firsts in Africa including the continent’s first deep tech hub -NG_HUB- in partnership with Facebook.

Mike Moore

Mike Moore

Senior Principal, Accenture Research, UK

Mike is a Senior Principal for Accenture Research, where he works on the Chief Strategy Officer’s research agenda. His research focuses on industry disruption, and strategic planning and innovation at large companies. Mike has written on those topics for Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review and The European Business Review.
Julian Gairdner

Julian Gairdner

Managing Director, Rezare Systems UK Limited

Julian returned to the UK in 2017 after nearly five years in New Zealand heading up digital/data for NZX Agri and then PGG Wrightson. He is now based on the Somerset/Wiltshire border and responsible for the UK subsidiary of NZ-based agri software developer Rezare Systems. Julian has previously worked for the Farmers Weekly group and before that Strutt & Parker as a farm adviser. In 2017/18 he was involved in a Gates Foundation-funded project digitally mapping the soils of sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Jama Nateqi

Dr. Jama Nateqi

Co-Founder, SYMPTOMA

Jama Nateqi is a medical doctor and co-founder of Symptoma.com, a search engine for diseases. He founded his first business in 1999 (age 16), studied medicine in Austria and performed research for his thesis at the Yale University. Meanwhile he financed college himself and founded his second company, Symptoma, with his long-standing co-founder Thomas. They grew their first business in 2002 to a team size of 100, while operating at a profit. They have invested €1 million personally into Symptoma.
Peter Connock

Peter Connock

PENTA Director, AENEAS, France

Peter Connock has held positions at Edwards, Applied Materials and memsstar. As PENTA Director at AENEAS, he manages the EUREKA cluster PENTA – catalysing RD&I in micro and nanoelectronics enabled systems and applications. This complements his Board Chairmanship of memsstar, Europe’s premier semiconductor equipment re-manufacturer and specialist MEMS equipment supplier. He also supports SEMI Europe – serving on the ISS and Secondary Equipment committees in Europe for many years.
James Nettleton

James Nettleton

Principal, Downing LLP, UK

James Nettleton is a Principal at Downing Ventures, where he invests in early stage start-ups building products and services that shape the future of cities. That includes transport, smart infrastructure, real estate and new energy. Prior to joining Downing James was a Principal at InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s VC fund, where he led investments in transport and mobility companies developing everything from autonomous vehicles to city planning tools and ride hailing services.
Dr Zoë Webster

Dr Zoë Webster

Director - AI and Data Economy, Innovate UK

Zoë is Director of AI and Data Economy at Innovate UK. Zoë leads a team of experts working to identify, support and accelerate high growth-potential innovation in the UK, based on cutting-edge AI and data research and technology. Zoë has a PhD in artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Innovate UK, she worked in industry researching, developing and demonstrating machine learning and information filtering algorithms for a range of applications including health and retail.
Brian MacAulay

Brian MacAulay

Lead Economist, Digital Catapult, UK

Brian MacAulay is Lead Economist at the Digital Catapult in London. He is responsible for implementing new approaches to capturing data on businesses, to measure progress, prepare market intelligence and for developing new modelling approaches of the diffusion of digital technologies. He works alongside academics and policy teams to better understand the measurement of impacts from digital technologies on economic growth.
Andy Etches

Andy Etches

Sports Director & Co-Founder, Rezzil, UK

20 years experience in technology with a focus on sports. Direct experience of Premier League title winning seasons. Deep knowledge of club operations across athlete performance systems through to media rights management. Managed projects and systems in the Premier League, EFL, MLS, Serie A and other sports federations.
Ratika Jain

Ratika Jain

Chief Executive Officer, Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA), India

India-centric career, focused on catalysing the corporate sector for sustainable growth and technology, across international environments. Extensive experience in supporting value creation and opportunity maximisation through policy advocacy, scenario analysis, consensus building and knowledge-brokering.Prior roles include Executive Director – Manufacturing & MSME at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Director of Research Partnerships for India at Imperial College London.
Jyotsna Gogineni

Jyotsna Gogineni

Technology Management Associate, Global Business Inroads (GBI)

GBI is a technology and innovation management consultancy, based in Bangalore, India. GBI has supported over 200 institutions, corporates, MNCs and SMEs from around the world in various capacities. GBI helps companies internationalize in emerging markets, by representing and managing their services, programs and developing ecosystems. Jyotsna is a Biochemistry graduate from Brandeis University.
Dr Andy G Sellars

Dr Andy G Sellars

Strategic Development Director, Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, UK

Joining the CSA Catapult in 2017, Andy was promoted to Strategy Director in 2018, having developed the Catapult’s business plan and strategy for HM Treasury with industry, govt and academia. He has represented the Catapult with the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State at the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong. Previously, Andy invested £15m in electronics, smart materials and compound semiconductors at Innovate UK. Andy holds an MBA and PhD from Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities.
Remy Renaudin

Remy Renaudin

Operation Manager, EURIPIDES

Rémy is the Operation Manager of EURIPIDES, the industry-driven EUREKA Cluster, dedicated to Smart Systems Integration. Rémy is in charge of setting up projects and supporting companies in raising public funding. He has a wide knowledge of national funding schemes throughout Europe and beyond.
Dr. Jürgen Fortin

Dr. Jürgen Fortin

Chief Executive Officer, CNSystems

Dr. Jürgen Fortin has co-founded CNSystems in 1998. His responsibility ranges from research through to product and business development to strategic financing and investor relations. He is (co-) author of all CNSystems patents and scientific studies.
Lucy Rands

Lucy Rands

Associate, ETF Partners, UK

Lucy is an Associate at ETF Partners. She supports the team in deal sourcing, deal execution and in helping the current portfolio companies to grow. With a technical background in Materials Science, Lucy is passionate about innovative and sustainable technologies.
Joost Schut PhD MSc

Joost Schut PhD MSc

Co-founder and Commercial Director, KE-works, Netherlands

Joost Schut is cofounder and commercial director at KE-works. KE-works provides solftware solutions for digital engineering and operations. His personal drive is to help experts, organisations and supply chains to become “smart”, increasing productivity, insight and collaboration. Joost has experience from aeronautics, automotive, high-tech and construction industries. He has a PhD in Conceptual Design Automation and MSc in Aerospace Engineering.
Milon Gupta

Milon Gupta

Marketing and PR Manager, Eurescom GmbH, Germany

Milon Gupta is responsible for public relations at EUREKA Cluster CELTIC-NEXT. It is one of his major activity areas as Marketing and PR Manager at Eurescom GmbH in Heidelberg, where the office of CELTIC-NEXT is hosted. In addition, he is editor-in-chief of the international R&D magazine ‘Eurescom message’, which also includes the CELTIC-NEXT newsletter. Since 2003, he has been participating in numerous European ICT research projects in different roles, including coordinator.
Eduardo Beltrán de Nanclares

Eduardo Beltrán de Nanclares

Innovation & Technology Director, Mondragon Corporation, Spain

Eduardo Beltrán de Nanclares has a BSc. in Electronics and Automation Physics and a MSc. in Electronics and Automation, both from the University of the Basque Country. He is currently Innovation and Technology Director of MONDRAGON Corporation. Eduardo Beltrán is member of the Board of Directors of EFFRA, Chairman of the Eureka Cluster SMART for Advanced Manufacturing and member of ECSEL group of experts Industry4.E LIASE.
Dora Meredith

Dora Meredith

Senior Coordinator - UK Chairmanship of EUREKA, Innovate UK

Dora is the Senior Coordinator of the UK Chairmanship of EUREKA based in the Global team of Innovate UK. She previously worked in a European role, working closely with the European Institutions on innovation policy and programmes. She has also led projects exploring potential collaboration between the UK and the US in this field. Prior to this, Dora worked for the UK Research Councils. Dora has degrees from the University of Birmingham and the University of Oxford.

Julia Schmalenberg

Julia Schmalenberg

Senior Policy Advisor for the European Research Area, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

As senior policy advisor in Brussels office and Munich headquarters Julia’s focus lies on technology transfer and digitization. Prior to her engagement in the policy sector, she coordinated a Fraunhofer intrapreneurship program while leading the German chapter of Business Developers for EIT Digital and representing the German node there. She holds a degree with distinction both in Legal Studies (Dipl.-Jur.) from the University of Passau and Cardiff and in Technology Management (Dipl.-Ing.) from the University of Stuttgart.
Niki Naska

Niki Naska

Niki Naska, Global Cooperation Manager, EUREKA Association, Belgium

Expert in innovation, entrepreneurship and communications. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, she is in charge of EUREKA Association‘s global cooperation, strategic partnerships and institutional relations. She holds a BA in Psychology from the American College of Greece and Master of Arts from KU Leuven in European Studies and Cultural Anthropology. She serves as board member of Knowledge4Innovation and is an active member of Science Business, ERRIN and EBN.
Dr. Sara Medina

Dr. Sara Medina

Member of the Board, SPI

Dr. Sara Medina is a Member of the Board of SPI, an international consulting group. Dr. Medina contributes to the overall management of SPI, being responsible for managing SPI’s activities and services in China since 2004 as well as in the Southeast Asian market. She has coordinated projects in Europe and around the world, in innovation management, technology transfer, R&D, internationalization, sector studies, establishment of partnerships and policy development.
 Susanne Madders

Susanne Madders

Senior Civil Servant, BMBF, Germany

Susanne is a specialist in international and European cooperation in research and innovation at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). She is currently Deputy Head of Unit for Africa and Middle East, a position she held also between 2007 and 2012. Until 2017, she was seconded as national expert to the EUREKA Secretariat in Brussels as Senior International Cooperation Advisor and to the European Commission, DG RTD, as desk for Africa.
Valérie Blavette

Valérie Blavette

CELTIC Chairperson, Orange Research, France

Valérie Blavette is working at Orange Research, looking after open and employee innovation. Since January 2019 she is the CELTIC Chairperson. During the last years she has been responsible for a Portfolio of European and Eureka projects. She started as an R&D engineer in France Telecom in the field of Broadband networks and services in 1994, after a training period at NTT Commutation and Switching Laboratories, in Tokyo. She graduated from Telecom Sud Paris a French “Grande Ecole”.
Dr. Ruth Kerrigan

Dr. Ruth Kerrigan

Director - R&D, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), Ireland

Ruth is a chartered engineer with both industrial and academic experience with respect to research projects. Ruth joined IES in 2011 and is currently the Director for R&D. She is responsible for acquisition of R&D funding to help grow the business and deliver new products for the energy and construction market.
Dr Louise Maynard-Atem

Dr Louise Maynard-Atem

Innovation Lead - Data Exchange Team, Experian, UK

Innovation Lead – Data Exchange Team at Experian; previously BAE Systems (Concept Lead, Innovation Exchange Manager) & Civil Service (Operational Research Analyst); undergraduate & post-graduate degrees in Chemistry.
Ganesh Chandramouli

Ganesh Chandramouli

Product Manager, Bombardier Transportation, Sweden

Product Manager at Bombardier Transportation, Rolling Stock Equipment Division. Responsible for external R&D collaboration at Bombardier Transportation Sweden. 20 years of experience from product strategy, development and managing R&D projects within Bombardier
David Legg

David Legg

Economics, Performance & Strategy, Innovate UK

David is the lead specialist for evaluation at Innovate UK with over 25 years of experience in economic modelling and analysis. David manages a team focused on improving methods and understanding of the impact from innovation policies including the UK Catapult network and R&D grant programmes. He is currently vice chair of the OECD working group on innovation and technology policy. He has an MBA from Henley Management College and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Oxford.
Juha Ala-Mursula

Juha Ala-Mursula

Executive Director, Business Oulu, Finland

Executive Director of the Economic Development with experience of innovation and international business development in the managerial positions in the global business as well as in the public sector. Leadership experience of 1G – 5G wireless development. Currently Advisor Board Chairman at 6G program. Strong participation to a ecosystem cooperation to support research-based innovations enhance innovative business environment, business support services, R&D&I funding as well as SME growth.
Jan Segerstam

Jan Segerstam

Development Director, Empower, Finland

Jan Segerstam is the Development Director of the Finnish Energy Information Management Company Empower IM, which specializes in Services and Digital Platforms for energy-driven businesses in the Nordic countries and beyond. Through multiple European projects and collaboration across the board with partners across the energy value chain in Europe, Jan Segerstam continues to look beyond the status quo while embracing emerging technologies in implementing solutions for today’s markets in Europe.
Dr Tim Bestwick

Dr Tim Bestwick

Chairperson, UK Chairmanship of EUREKA, UK

Dr Tim Bestwick is Director of Business Development and Innovation at the UK Atomic Energy Authority. An Engineer by background, Tim recently joined UKAEA after leading commercialization and innovation at STFC and the successful development of the research and innovation campuses at Harwell and Daresbury. Before this he worked for IBM, Sharp and two technology start-up businesses. Tim is also the Chair of Eureka the international business to business innovation network.
Dr. Jose Costa-Requena

Dr. Jose Costa-Requena

Founder, Cumucore, Finland

Dr. Jose Costa-Requena CEO at Cumucore and staff scientists at Aalto University. Dr. Costa-Requena has been working simultaneously in industry gaining 20+ years of experience in system architecture and product development. He has been working in Nokia Mobile Phones and Nokia Networks as Senior Design Engineer from 1999 to 2001 and as Cumucore CEO from 2009 to date.
Turgut Güney

Turgut Güney

CEO, PayCore

Turgut Guney, CEO of PayCore since April 2017, has 25 years of experience on financial technologies. He is a well-known name in information technologies, financial technologies and digital transformation in Turkey. Graduate of Hacettepe University, Computer Sciences Engineering as his major, Guney has a master’s degree from USA Illinois University, Computer Sciences Engineering.
Zeynep Sarılar

Zeynep Sarılar

Chairwoman, ITEA Office, Netherlands

Since 2009, Zeynep has been a Board Member of YASAD, the association for software industrialists and since 2013, she has worked as a consultant for Pera EEMEA, providing consultancy services for national and international funding projects and coordinating a Growth Accelerator Programme for 17 SMEs in Turkey. In 2013 she initiated GEMİM, a Centre for Entrepreneurship Training and Incubation. As of 1 February 2016, Zeynep Sarılar is Chairwoman of ITEA.

Wolfgang Wittke

Wolfgang Wittke

Advisor to the Head of Secreteriat, EUREKA

1994-1997: European Machine Tool Builders Association, Brussels. Since 1997: European Commission – Directorate General Research & Innovation. 1997-2000: Directorate for Industrial Technologies. 2001-2002: Co-ordination of Space Research. 2003-2012: European Research Area (ERA)Coordination of National research programmes. 2012- 2018: Directorate International Cooperation – USA and Canada. Since 2019: Detached to EUREKA as Advisor to the Head of Secretariat.
Tanja Äijö

Tanja Äijö

Partnership Manager - Europe, Innovate UK

Tanja works at Innovate UK as European Partnership Manager and coordinates the three EUREKA Cluster calls that Innovate UK is funding; CELTIC-NEXT, PENTA and SMART.
Pablo Coca

Pablo Coca

Director of Business Development & Operations, CTIC, Spain

Chemical Engineer and Master of Advanced Studies in Project Management (University of Oviedo). More than 15 years’ experience in innovation management. In 2014, Pablo joined CTIC as Director of Business Development and Operations. CTIC is nowadays one of the main actors on Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 in Spain. Also, He is Board Member of the Spanish Platform on Digital Technologies (PLANETIC).
James Baker

James Baker

Chief Executive Officer, Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, UK

James joined the University of Manchester after 25 years in Industry. As the CEO Graphene at Manchester, which includes the business responsibilities for the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), he will be looking to develop the industrial partnerships and collaborations to accelerate the commercialisation opportunities for graphene. James is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Tony Harper

Tony Harper

Industrial Strategy Challenge Director - Faraday, UKRI

Tony Harper is The Industrial Strategy Challenge Director for the Faraday Battery Challenge at UKRI (UK Research and Innovation). In recent years, Tony has worked closely with the EPSRC and Innovate UK on a number of large, strategic projects on Electrification and Autonomy. He’s a Chartered Engineer, fellow of the IMechE, an honorary fellow of the University Of Warwick, an elected member of the UK Automotive Council Technology group, sits on numerous advisory councils and has recently become a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering.
Martin Brassell

Martin Brassell

Co-founder & Chief Executive, Inngot, UK

Martin is CEO and co-founder of Inngot, the online platform which helps companies identify, value and manage their intellectual property and intangible assets. He is an RSA Fellow and a member of CIPA’s IP commercialisation committee. Martin has authored a number of influential reports, including Banking on IP (2013) and Hidden Value (2017): his latest report for OECD, Fostering the use of intangibles to strengthen SME access to finance, has recently been published.
Dr Tom Jenkins

Dr Tom Jenkins

Innovation Lead - Agriculture & Food, Innovate UK

Tom leads the Agri-Tech Catalyst and international strategy for the Agri-Food team at Innovate UK. He has led UK missions to Canada helping define R&D priority areas for new partnerships. He was previously Assistant Director at KTN Ltd and Head of the Crop Sector team, where he managed Special Interest Groups in Algal Bioenergy and Synthetic Biology. A Biochemist with a PhD in Plant Genetics, Tom has held research posts relevant to agriculture and the bioeconomy in Denmark, France & UK.
James Millar

James Millar

Chief Commercial Officer, Entocycle, UK

James is Chief Commercial Officer at Entocycle, a UK startup using technology to industrially farm insects for sustainable food. He is also Entrepreneur In Residence at Dogpatch Labs, Ireland’s leading startup hub. He is a disruptor at heart, having led disruptive projects for the likes of Amazon, Canon and Waterstones. This, and his work with global startup accelerator MassChallenge, gives him a unique and diverse insight into corporates, startups and the innovation space in between.
Daniel Fortin

Daniel Fortin

Co-founder & VP Strategic Partnerships, WikiNet, Canada

Involved in IT in 1978, he worked in IBM for 13 years. He created a software Intranet company in 1991 and is an IT companies mentor since. For more than 24 years, he has been involved with IBM in various strategic advisory councils on both products and partner programs. In 2015 he jointly created WikiNet to develop environmental solutions. Participant in the AI Xprize, Wikinet is in the last round of the competition for solutions using AI to improve mankind conditions.
Jayson Myers

Jayson Myers

Chief Executive Officer, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada

Jayson Myers is the Chief Executive Officer of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, Canada’s advanced manufacturing supercluster. NGen leverages Canada’s research, technology, and manufacturing strengths to build world leading capabilities in advanced manufacturing. Formerly the CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Myers is an award winning economist and public policy specialist in the fields of industrial and technological change.
Octavi Quintana Trias

Octavi Quintana Trias

Director, PRIMA Secretariat

Medical Doctor, specialized in Intensive Medicine, MPH Univ Columbia. Director of Málaga Hospital. Deputy Director of INSALUD. President of the EU Council Bioethics Committee Director. Vicepresident EC Ethics European Grup. Director of International Affairs, Spanish Health Ministry. Coordinator humanitarian aid in Rwanda, Burundi, Bosnia, Kosovo. Director Scientific programs divulgation in TVE2. Director of Scientific Research in the EC in Health, Energy, European Research.
EUREKA GLOBAL INNOVATION SUMMIT


 UK EUREKA CHAIRMANSHIP

“The UK is delighted to be hosting the Eureka Chairmanship for the third time – and for the first time since launching our Industrial Strategy. We look forward to welcoming businesses from near and far to participate, collaborate and forge business relationships that will far outlast the three days of this event.”

As the UK, through our Industrial Strategy, embarks on its ambition to address some of the world’s Grand Challenges through research, innovation and technology, the EUREKA Network mission of collaborating beyond national borders and operating globally, is more relevant than ever.

The first 4 Grand Challenges addressed through the UK Industrial Strategy are focused on some of the global trends which will transform our future, and are addressed throughout the 3 days of this event:

Artificial intelligence and data

Ageing Society

Clean Growth

Future of mobility

We are developing ambitious missions to tackle the Grand Challenges. Each of these will focus on a specific problem, bringing government, businesses and organisations across the country together to make a real difference to people’s lives. As we do this, we are working with leading experts such as some of those you’ll hear from over the course of the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit.