Prof. Neville Jackson (Ricardo)

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Ricardo. He is responsible for the future vision for transport & energy technologies at Ricardo and the associated roadmaps and research agenda to deliver this vision. He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the US SAE and has produced over 140 technical papers, keynote presentations or invited lectures in the US, Europe and Asia.

Keynote: “Innovation – Theory & Practice at Ricardo plc” (Interested in the presentation? Please send your request to

One of the main themes of his keynote was the importance to have an efficient ecosystem to connect market knowledge with ideas: “Open Innovation is a powerful tool in the right settings, when there is balance between ideas, market access and product life”

The presentation covers:

  • Innovation process and the experience at Ricardo
  • Role for open innovation and where this can be applied
  • Ricardo´s experience with crowdsourcing and related challenges & issues