Details: Thursday 16th September

13:00 – 14:00, Stage 1

About: Scientists can take a pragmatic and methodical approach to development projects, and sometimes serendipity helps us, or we just find interesting new raw materials that can be used to create novel surface coatings. Most developments are customer/demand led, others are proactive/blue sky, or reactionary due to regulatory pressures, but how do we get our good ideas to market?


  • OCCA – Graham Armstrong, President
  • HMG Paints – Paul Sheppard, Laboratory Manager
  • University of York – Dr Con Rob McElroy

Followed by questions to the panel from the floor, exploring the subjects raised.