15th anniversary High Value Manufacturing Conference welcomes Airbus innovation team


The 15th anniversary High Value Manufacturing Conference on 2-3 November 2017 in Cambridge welcomes the Airbus innovation team, as the event merges with the 4th annual Graphene New Materials Conference for a wonderful, high level two days of conferences on important technologies and markets.

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Dr Justin Hayward, Director of CIR, says:

I am delighted to welcome the Airbus team through Martin Agnew, Head of Innovation Projects, to speak and support us in building the best ever HVM Conference in Cambridge. We founded this series in 2002 and have welcomed a prestigious line-up including Nobel Prizewinners such as Prof Sir John Gurdon, leading statespeople such as Lord Sainsbury, top entrepreneurs such as Hermann Hauser, and leading local businesspeople such as Sir Michael Marshall CBE. I believe that the way we've pulled together the HVM with the New Materials in these larger industry sectors will be a cross-over at content and networking levels that generate much value. We welcome colleagues to contact us and get involved!

Professor Sir Mike Gregory CBE has agreed to chair the main event, the business conference, on Day 2.

This 15th anniversary is no exception. We welcome distinguished speakers and panellists such as 

  • Professor Sir Mike Gregory CBE, former Head, IfM Cambridge University (Chair)

    •Professor Lynn Martin, Enterprise & Innovation, ARU & Manchester, HRI

    •Professor Sir Alec Broers FRS, former VC Cambridge University
    •Sir Michael Marshall, Chairman, Marshall Group of Companies

    •Angelica Anton, Founding Partner, SILK Ventures

     •Martin Agnew, Airbus Aerospace & Space, Head of R&T & Innovations

    •Andrew Williamson, Investment Director, Cambridge Innovation Capital

    •Nigel Bond, CEO Domino Printing Sciences

    •Doug Edwards, CEO, Xaar plc 

    •Dr Phil O'Donovan, Co-founder Cambridge Silicon Radio plc, angel investors

    •Scott White, CEO, PragmatIC Printing

    •Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan, CEO PervasID

    •Dr Andy Ward, CTO, tbc Ubisense plc

    •Dr Felice Torrisi, Cambridge Graphene Centre

    •Professor Andrea Ferrari tbc Cambridge Graphene Centre

    •Dr James Baker, Director Manchester NGI and Graphene EIC

    •Dr Krzysztof Kosiol, Professor of Composites Engineering, Cranfield University & Cametics

    •Dr Tim Minshall, Reader ,Technology & Innovation Management at CU IfM

    •Peter Hansen, Engineering Manager, Haydale

  • • Adrian de Ferranti, Founder 

    Ferranti Capital & energy storage investor

    •Chuck Milligan, CEO tbc, FlexEnable 

    •Dr Laura Ferguson, Director, CapitalCell Crowdfunding 

    •Dr Ruchi Sharma, CEO, Stemnovate

    •Dr Sandra Stincic Clarke, BT Research, CityVerve & Datahub

    •Rob Bowyer/Caroline Hargrove, tbc McLaren

    Chief Engineer

    •Plessey Semiconductor tbc Head of Innovation

    •Hugo Spowers, CEO tbc, Riversimple

    •Jo-Jo Hubbard, Co-Founder, Electron (blockchain)

    •Billy Boyle, (invited) Founder, Oilstone Nanotechnologies

    •Dr Laura Ferguson, Director, CapitalCell Crowdfunding 

    •Dr Ruchi Sharma, CEO, Stemnovate

    •Dr Jennifer Peake, Senior Materials Developer,, William Blythe

    •Dr Alexandra Grigore, Senior Product Developer, SIMPrints

    •Dr Sandra Stincic Clarke, BT Research, CityVerve & Datahub

    •Rob Bowyer/Caroline Hargrove, tbc McLaren, Chief Engineer

    •Plessey Semiconductor tbc Head of Innovation

    •Madhuban Kumar, CEO Metafused AI

    •Tara Button CEO and author

    •Dr Alex Kendall, University of Cambridge - Artificial Intelligence: The opportunities for robotics

    •Dr Graeme Philp, CEO GAMBICA - moderator and media partners

    •Gerry Agnew, CEO Rolls Royce FC - Energy Storage

This year there is a special concept for merging the two conferences on HVM and on New Materials and Graphene.

In each of eight sessions on eight industry sectors, we shall have a talk or more on HVM and a talk on Graphene or related new materials, as well as talks on markets/investment and on innovation strategy.

The eight sessions' streams are divided into (1) aerospace & defence, space; (2) automotive; (3) electronics & displays; (4) sensors & devices; (5) energy (6) energy storage & heat transfer; (7) printing & packaging; (8) healthcare & biomedical.

Double tickets for those wanting to attend all parallel sessions in two streams will be at a discount.

There is a focused technology showcase. The award-winning dedicated private venue is designed for royalty, senior executives and political leaders!

We shall dine at magnificent King's College after the Day 1 Executive Briefing day.

Montage CiR

Ambitious scale-ups will be present in the programme and audience. Investors and investment analysts will be there to give a guide to industries and to look at investment opportunities presented and showcased.

The event offers high level networking with over 150 senior executives in a wide range of exciting large or emergent sectors.

Conference (draft) brochure with sponsorship and delegate options | Conference registration tickets page

Sponsorship options available now. Exhibition remaining places available. Tickets with or without event hotel. Discounts available and prices competitive. First come, first served. Please alternatively contact Maya Stancheva, CIR HVM & GNM Series Conference Manager, on 07720047402.


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CIR (founded 2002) is a growing independent management consultancy based in Cambridge, England. We offer value network analysis, customer value proposition development, business intelligence, market entry strategy in various tech sectors such as printing, packaging, electronics, nanotech, instruments, energy, healthcare & ICT. CIR works with blue chip global corporate innovators, start-ups and investors corporate & financial.

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