Sell out Innovation Supply Chain Conference provides a platform for companies to capitalise on the opportunities created by high-tech companies based at NETPark

Thank you to everyone that attended the Innovation Supply Chain Conference on Thursday 10th March. We’ve had some fantastic feedback from delegates, sponsors and speakers about the benefits of attending for all partners involved.

Speakers provided valuable insight about how companies can make the most out of the opportunities innovation brings and also the risks which must be assessed when embarking upon this journey.

The event discussed how design, engineering, manufacturing and IT companies can prepare for the supply chain opportunities that companies at the North East Technology Park (NETPark) will generate.

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Dr Ruth McKernan CBE

Ruth McKernan became chief executive of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, in May 2015. She was formerly chief scientific officer of Pfizer’s Neusentis unit. Ruth graduated from the University of London with a first...

Dr Graham Hillier BMet, PhD, Ceng, FIMMM, FRSA – Director of Strategy and Futures

Graham is the Director responsible for Strategy and Futures at the Centre for Process Innovation. He has a Degree in Metallurgy, PhD from the University of Cambridge and an MBA. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials,...

Richard Kirk, Chief Executive, Polyphotonix

With over 15 years experience in the field of medical research and printed electronics, Richard is well recognised as a pioneer in bio-photonics, material science and its applications.He is credited for many world's first applications using...

Daniel Mansfield, BSI

Daniel Mansfield is Head of Policy Engagement at BSI, the UK's National Standards Body, where he is responsible for BSI's engagement with public sector organizations. He has a particular focus on how standards work with public policy and...

Dr Arnab Basu MBE, Kromek Group Plc

Dr Arnab Basu is the founding CEO of Kromek Group plc, a supplier of patented radiation detection technologies to the Medical Imaging, Nuclear Detection and Security Screening markets with operations in Durham and Huddersfield in the UK, and...

Dr Christos Tsinopoulos, Durham University Business School

Christos teaches courses on operations and project management at the MBA, executive education, and MSc classes. His research examines various aspects of innovation and supply chain integration in manufacturing and service industries. He is a...

Duncan Hurlstone, Institute for Manufacture ECS

Duncan worked for over 16 years in a leading international manufacturer of technology for the dry mortar industry with roles in international business development and over 7 years as Managing Director of the German Group's UK subsidiary. Products...

Graham Sleep, Improvement Architecture

A global leader with a diverse background for over 20 years, Graham has led turnarounds in the USA and UK, took part in sizeable acquisitions, developed a number of joint ventures and strategic alliances across Asia and South America, and managed...

Dave Lloyd, Signacure Resilience

David is an experienced Cyber Resilience and Information Governance practitioner, specialising in advice to medium and large scale organisations on how to demonstrate secure cyber controls and incident response planning both within own operations...

David Land

Starting out as an apprentice with Cummins Engines in Darlington David has gained his experience by working with large organisations in the manufacturing industry. The majority of his time was spent at Local Company Tallent Engineering on the...


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