Programme

Day One – Monday 19 November

The National and Local Industrial Strategy

8.30am – 9.00am Coffee & Registration

9.15am – 10:00am Welcome Address:

  • Opening Address: Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council
  • Conference objectives: Professor Andrew Brown, Leeds University Business School
  • Day One Chair: Professor Mark Stuart, Leeds University Business School

10:00am – 11.00am Opening panel: What are the national priorities (for research and innovation) to deliver a prosperous nation?

  • Andrew Batterbee, BEIS
  • Professor Philip McCann, Sheffield University Management School
  • Dean Cook, Innovate UK
  • Andrew Carter, Centre for Cities

11.00am – 11.20am Coffee Break

11.20am – 12.30pm How do we influence national wider policy development areas such as skills, inclusive growth and tackling poverty?

  • Dave Innes, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Dr Chris Tyler, UCL
  • Ben Norman, Unite
  • Professor Nick Emmel, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds
  • Dr Jo Ingold, Human Resource Management and Public Policy, University of Leeds

12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm – 3.00pm  Understanding and maximising new research-related opportunities

  • Anna-Lisa Boni, Eurocities
  • Andrew Marran, Leeds Beckett University
  • Steph Morris, Innovation Development, University of Leeds

3.00pm – 3.30pm Coffee Break

3.30pm – 4.40pm Grand Challenges workshop sessions (Ageing Society and Clean Growth)

Grand Challenge 1 – Ageing Society

  • Dan Jones, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Dr Katherine Brookfield, University of York
  • John Parkin, University of Leeds

Grand Challenge 2 – Clean Growth

  • Dr Eleni Iacovidou, Brunel University
  • Dr Jonathan Busch, Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds
  • Dr Jonathan Norman, Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds
  • Professor Tim Foxon, University of Sussex
  • Melanie Taylor, Northern Gas Networks
  • Tom Knowland, Leeds City Council

4.40pm – 5.00pm Round up of the day

  • Professor Philip Purnell, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds

 

 

Day Two – Tuesday 20 November

What is the Civic Need?

8.30am – 9.00am Coffee & Registration

9.00am – 9.15am Welcome Address

  • Day Two Chair: Professor Joseph Holden, Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds

9.15am – 10.30am Opening panel: Understanding and developing regional (research and innovation) civic priorities

  • Chair: Dr Peter O’Brien, Yorkshire Universities
  • Roger Marsh OBE, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, NP11
  • Rachel Tyrrell, Research England – UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Dr Annette Bramley, N8
  • Kate Hainsworth, Leeds Community Foundation
  • Michael Wood, NHS Confederation

10.45am – 11.00am Coffee Break

11.00am – 12.00pm How can we respond to Industrial Strategy challenges? Grand Challenge Workshop Sessions

The Future of Mobility

  • Tim Foster, Transport for the North
  • Professor Karen Lucas, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Dr Katy Roelich, Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds

AI and Data

  • Professor Mark Mon-Williams, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds
  • Dr Arpita Bhattacherjee, Leeds University Business School

12:00pm – 1.00pm Lunch

1.00pm – 2.00pm Meeting wider regional and local stakeholder needs

  • Chair: Professor Karen Lucas, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Eve Roodhouse, Leeds City Council
  • Claire Newhouse, Leeds Trinity University
  • Paul Hayes, Poverty Commission

2:00pm – 3:00pm How do we collaborate at a local and regional scale? (Workshop session)

  • Chair: Faye McAnulla, University of Leeds
  • Richard Jackson, Leeds ACTS
  • Dr Peter O’Brien, Yorkshire Universities
  • Table Leads: Mark Goldstone, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce; Andrew Marran, Leeds Beckett university; Richard Jackson, Leeds ACTS; Professor Gary Dymski, Leeds University Business School; Professor Joseph Holden, Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds

3.00pm – 3.30pm Coffee Break

3.30pm – 4.40pm Where next for the region in terms of research and innovation?

4.40pm – 5.00pm Round up and closing remarks