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"Open Innovation & University Collaboration"

17 October 2017 15:45 to 19:00

Manchester Early Evening Seminar

University of Manchester Innovation Centre,
46 - 48 Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9XX
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LES Members  - £35

LES Member Guest (must be accompanied by Member) - £40

Non Members - £55

Open innovation and university collaboration are of increasing importance in the knowledge economy.  Unilever R&D has a long experience of collaborating with Universities in the UK, Europe, India, US and China. In recent years, these collaborations have become fewer in number, but larger and more strategic, as part of Unilever’s Science Grid strategy.

This talk will describe some of the most useful frameworks and approaches Unilever have used with a range of UK Universities – particularly the cluster of strategic partners it works with in the North-West: University of Liverpool, University of Manchester and Hartree Centre at Daresbury.  

Successful projects will be described in brief, including the Materials Innovation Factory project with the University of Liverpool, as well as some more general learnings.


Dr Matt Reed, Senior Open Innovation Director, Unilever

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