Future of Innovation and Collaboration in the UK

Guest Panellist

Graeme CruickshankChief Technology & Innovation Officer - CPI

Time & Location

Thursday: 11.00 to 12.00, Stage 1

About this session

The panel will discuss the future of Innovation & Collaboration in the UK. How will Universities and companies work and collaborate across borders with Regulatory uncertainty? Will the UK be able to attract the best talent, both students and post-graduate, and how will this affect the Innovation potential of the UK?

Panel Host: : Dr Darren Budd, BASF plc

Guest panellists:

  • Dr Graeme Cruickshank – Chief Technology & Innovation Officer – CPI
  • Dr Fiona Jamieson – Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Senior Executive – Faculty of Natural Sciences  at Imperial College London
  • Dr Peter Clark – Head of Chemistry & Industrial Biotechnology – Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

Panellist Bio

Graeme is responsible for supporting the development of the Technology & Innovation culture within CPI – ensuring the integration of CPI’s full innovation capability as part of the High Vale Manufacturing Catapult offer. He originally joined CPI as the Director of the National Formulation Centre in 2015, having previously spent 20 years at Procter & Gamble in a range of product design and technology innovation roles and in Corporate R&D developing new product categories. Most recently he was Global Associate Director for Strategic Alliances where he worked in partnership with appliance manufacturers to collaborate for innovation in the detergents and domestic appliances sector. In parallel he also led the Global Methods Team bringing more robust and consumer predictive methods for product evaluation. Graeme’s passion for technical capability development has seen him lead various practice groups to accelerate knowledge transfer and spark idea re-application to add business value. He has a Ph.D. in Preparation, Characterisation and Catalytic Properties of Gallium Loaded Zeolites from the University of Edinburgh.