The Importance of Innovation, supported by North East LEP
InnovateNE 2013 opened with a session on innovation, and why it’s so important to businesses. Innovation is also essential for our economy to grow, so discussion turned to the role of local and national government in supporting it.
David Bott, Technology Strategy Board (TSB): Importance of innovation and role of TSB
Mark Holmes, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills: Developments around innovation and growth policy
John Goddard, Newcastle University: Importance of innovation for society
Stuart Miller, ByBox: Successful commercialisation of innovation
Roy Sandbach, North East Local Enterprise Partnership: Innovation in the North East
Gary Townley, Intellectual Property Office: Protecting innovation less