Dr. Tim Minshall (University of Cambridge)

Professor of Innovation and Head of the Institute for Manufacturing at University of Cambridge. His research, teaching and engagement activities are focused on the links between manufacturing and innovation. He works closely with companies in the Cambridge cluster, the largest and most successful technology cluster in Europe.

Keynote: “Open innovation practices between universities and industry: Enablers and barriers. Insights for practitioners”

Dr Tim Minshall kicked off the morning of keynotes with a summary of the evolution of innovation, main internal challenges and common misconceptions.

The presentation covers:

  • Definition of Innovation and Open Innovation
  • Practical challenges of implementing open innovation, with particular focus on people and culture, and on universities and start-ups collaborating with large companies.