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Committee to hold fourth evidence session on Business-University collaboration

26 June 2014

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee will be holding its fourth evidence session for its inquiry into Business-University collaboration on Tuesday 1 July in Board Room 2, International Manufacturing Centre, WMG, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL. 

As part of the visit, the Committee will also be visiting the Coventry University Technology Park Simulation Centre, SGT Touch Digital Lab for a demonstration of the technology and simulators used by business to develop prototypes and presentations by two SMEs using the Innovation Networks. It will also tour the Research and Development facilities of the Warwick Manufacturing Group.

Tuesday 1 July

Venue:  Board Room 2, International Manufacturing Centre, WMG,
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Witness schedule:

At 3.15pm:

  • Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick
  • Professor Kevin Warwick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Coventry University
  • John Latham, Vice Chancellor, Coventry University

At 4.15pm

  • Will Searle, Managing Director, Axillium
  • Dr Richard Hutchins, Board Member, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Dr Carl Perrin, Director, The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Tony Harper, Head of Research, Jaguar Land Rover

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

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