IOP Business Forum: Negotiating the new innovation landscape

16 September 2011
09:30 – 12:00
Electron Building, Harwell Oxford Science Park, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QR

The UK is home to a host of world-class science-based businesses, producing innovative products, creating jobs and driving economic growth. The recent creation of Enterprise Zones and proposed changes to the R&D tax credit system will help maintain their contribution, but to stay ahead businesses must adapt quickly to the UK’s new innovation landscape.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) Business Forum meeting at the Harwell Oxford campus will discuss changes in the way the Government plans to back businesses in the UK. The IOP has put together a panel of experts with a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in Government-backed innovation.

To register, and for more information, please email us



Arrival and registration, tea and coffee reception


Welcome and introductions
Dr Norman Apsley FREng FInstP, CEO of the Northern Ireland Science Park and Vice-President of Business and Innovation at the IOP


Supporting Business Innovation – funding and opportunities (PDF, 2 MB)
Brian McCarthy, Relationship Manager, Technology Strategy Board


The economic potential of Science Vale UK (PDF, 683 KB)
Toby Warren MBA FIED, Didcot and Science Vale UK Manager


Open forum for debate and discussion
Led by Dr Norman Apsley


Buffet and networking session