Edinburgh International Science Festival: The Dark Arts of Innovation

  • When:  Tuesday 2 April 2013
  • Time:  8.30 pm
  • Location:  Teviot Row, University of Edinburgh, Bristo Square

Scotland has been responsible for significant inventions in science, engineering and medicine.  But how can we ensure that Scots continue to be world leading innovators?

Join the BBC's Mark Stephen for an engaging, interactive and thought provoking  discussion to explore how best to nurture, encourage and develop the Scottish Innovators of the Future.

Discover the different tactics used by successful companies and research institutes to promote a culture of innovation, and uncover the key requirements to engender  innovation and collaboration in both academic and commercial environments.
 

Mark Stephen will be joined on the night by:

  • Gerry Mulligan from W L Gore and Associates - a uniquely inventive, technology-driven global enterprise focused on discovery and product innovation, where the workforce vote for their leaders and have a stake in the profits of the company.   W L Gore and Associates has been named the Sunday Times best company to work for in Scotland for the ninth year in a row and has been in the top 10 companies to work for in the UK for the last 12 years.
  • Alan Miller from Heriot Watt University - voted Scottish University of the Year by the Sunday Times University Guide for the second year running and renowned for their innovative programmes such as Converge and Crucible to encourage leadership and collaboration between academia and industry.
  • Lee Innes from Moredun Research Institute - voted in the top ten worldwide animal health research Institutes, Moredun has a strong history of producing practical solutions to combat infectious disease and improve the health and welfare of livestock worldwide where innovation has been driven by the organisations unique relationship with its farming membership.

For more information and to book tickets please visit the Edinburgh International Science Festival Website
 

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