Linking SMEs to Student Innovators

13 June 2014

10.00am – 12.00pm
Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

This event will showcase the value of student collaborative projects, to help SMEs with innovation challenges in the areas of design, engineering & technological innovation. Explore how you can collaborate with a student or group of students on a project where you set the brief & the student applies their academic knowledge & fresh thinking to the challenge.

During the event you will meet our student innovators & have the opportunity to discuss your project ideas with our Co-Innovate team & leading Brunel academics. Our student innovators have an amazing track record of generating IP, creating new applications, exploring new methods or processes & ultimately helping companies to grow strategically through innovation.

This event is for London-based SMEs only. Contact us to find out more information and how to register.


09.45am Arrival and refreshments

10.00am Welcome and Introduction to Co-Innovate
(Ian Ferris, Co-Innovate Innovation Director)

10.15am 3 Collaborative Project Case studies
Fuse an award winning toy design and development SME (Pete Cartlidge, Director at Fuse & Peter Sheppard, Brunel Design Graduate)
Dobbo Ltd, an innovation start-up (Andrew Dobson, Director & Lizy White, Brunel Design Graduate)
Team Consulting, leading SME in the design and development of medical devices (Paul Greenhalgh, Director of Design & Oscar Daws, Brunel Placement student)

11.00am 4 ways to collaborate with Brunel student innovators
(Paula Neal, Co-Innovate Project Manager)

11.15am Open house to discuss opportunities for SMEs to collaborate with students from Design, Design Strategy, Business, Digital Design, Electrical Engineering, Material Science and Placement and Careers.

12.00pm Co-Innovate networking lunch

The lunch is an opportunity to continue the discussion about how you can access Brunel talent to support innovation and business growth, including stories from:
Cormac Neeson, Director of External Affairs at Crown Packaging
Andrew Ward, Brunel Director of Corporate Relations
Professor Andrew George, Brunel Vice Principal (Education and International)
Stephen Green, Brunel Programme Director Integrated Product Design and Co-Innovate Leader.