Full programme revealed for next week's 5th HVM New Materials & Graphene 2019

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CIR is delighted to announce the exciting programme of 30 speakers for the HVM New Materials & Graphene 2019 taking place in Cambridge next week (6th and 7th November). It includes excellent talks from Versarien, Darktrace, William Blythe, NVIDIA AI, Pragmatic, BioBit, Astra Zeneca, Graphene@Manchester, Cambridge Graphene Centre, Cranfield, Imperial Grantham, UKBIC, Airbus Space, Space Catapult and many more.

 The organisers would like to thank sponsors Versarien, Darktrace, William Blythe, NVIDIA AI, SCAN and Potter Clarkson, Marks & Clerk, Basck and Adaptive Instruments.

Key themes are the use of novel materials and 4IR tech, such as machine learning, to solve problems across industries, and the grand challenges of mobility, ageing population and clean growth.

Day 1: Technology Executive Briefing, 6th Nov

Session 1 11.00-13.00 Introduction + Industrials

11.00 - 11.15 Chair's Opening Remarks
11.15 - 11.35 Professor Andrea Ferrari, Director, Cambridge Graphene Centre “Developments in Graphenes”
11:35 - 11:55 Professor Krzysztof Koziol, Cranfield University "Innovation in functional and 2D advanced materials” 

11:55 - 12.05 Mash-Hud Iqbal, Partner, Marks and Clerk "IPR and materials innovation"

12.05 - 12.25 Dr Richard Price, CTO, PragmatIC Printing “Revolutionising electronics in everyday items"

12.25 - 12.45 Discussion & Q&A Moderators Dr Andrea Lorenz C-Tec


12.45 - 13.45 Lunch


Session 2 13.45 - 15.15 Clean growth, mobility, industrial technologies 

13.45 - 14.00 Dr Athan Fox, CTIO, Aurelius Environmental "Journey of the molecule: from waste to paste"

14.00 - 14.15 Dr Madeleine Morris, Imperial College Grantham "EnergyREV sprints and storage local energy systems”

14.15 - 14.30 Professor Richard Wilding, Cranfield University “The flexibility of supply chains with EV/materials cases”

14.30 - 14.45 Dr Stephen Spittle, Head of Research, Space Catapult "Using Space Technology for Lithium Exploration" 

14.45 - 15.00 Martin Agnew, R&T Leader, Airbus "Challenges for materials and ML in space"

15.00 - 15.15 Panel moderated by Dr Jeff Hardy, Imperial College Grantham Institute


15.15 - 15.45 Tea break


Session 3 15.45 - 16.55 Data, ML & security technology for industry

15.45 – 16.00 Dr Erwin Frank Schultz, IBM Energy “Briefing on Digital Twins: what are they and why should we care”

16.00 - 16.20 Jonny Hancox, Deep Learning Soln Architect, NVIDIA AI "Why every industry should be thinking about AI"

16.20 – 16.40 Eleanor Weaver, Technical Director, Darktrace Industrial, “Using AI for Real-Time Threat Detection”

16.40 -17.00 Session Q&A led by Moderator, Mike Handley, CEO, PolyChord

17.00 Close for Day

Dinner at King's College Cambridge


Day 2: Innovation Conference, 7th Nov

Session 1 09.30 - 11.00 Introduction 
09.50 - 10.05 Conference Introduction
10.05 - 10.20 James Baker, CEO, Graphene@Manchester (confirmed) "Graphene, the route to commercialisation from the lab to the market place”

10:20 - 10:30 Mike Butler, Business Development, William Blythe “Graphene and other materials"
Health & ageing population mini-session
10.30 - 10.45 Dr PingPing Ni, Astra Zeneca, ”AI /ML challenges in Clinical”
10.45 - 11.00 Dr Thomas Moreau, Head of Research, BitBio “Advanced human cell manufacture by cellular programming"
11.10 - 11.30 Panel with moderator Dr Claire Button, Fusion Biomed


Coffee break 11.30 - 12.00 


Session 2 12.00 - 13.10 Storage & battery innovation for Mobility 
12.00 - 12.10 Professor Vasant Kumar, Cambridge University "A brief sprint through battery technologies"

12.10 - 12.20 Dr Rumen Tomov, CJET Ltd “Novel storage and battery materials” 
12.30 - 12.45 Leading car firm “Our challenges in smart mobility for materials"
12.45 - 13.10 Panel moderated by Isobel Sheldon, UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

13.10 - 14.10 Lunch Networking in showcase area

Session 3 14.10 - 15.40 Industrials and investment
14.10 - 14.30 Martin Kemp, Nanomaterials Specialist, Versarien plc & 2DTech “Advanced materials for industrials”
14.30 - 14.50 Tarne Fidler, CMO, Darktrace, "Cyber AI : a new era of defence”
14.50 - 15.10 Dr Siva Bohm, CTO, Cambridge Advanced Materials “Graphene materials: a key role in upcoming industrial energy storage, mobility and industrial products”

15.10 - 15.30 Dr Andrew Williamson, Director, Cambridge Innovation Capital “investing in materials and 4IR technologies”
15.30 - 15.45 Panel with moderator Dr Andrea Lorenz, CTEC and Ken Omersa CEO of Omnagen, a clean energy innovator
15.45 - 15.55 Chair closing remarks

15.55 Summit Close and coffee networking until 16.30


Contact Maya Stancheva on 07720047402 for a 10% discount for Cambridge Network members for one or both days of the conference.

We hope you'll book soon and join us at this 5th HVM New Materials conference.

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