Successful innovation in an uncertain world: Recognising and exploiting opportunities


The Centre for Technology Management's (CTM) annual two day Symposium will explore the theme of “Successful innovation in an uncertain world: Recognising and exploiting opportunities”. Macro issues such as climate change, resource constraints, demographic shifts, political instability and disruptive technologies and their impact will be examined. The key questions are where do the opportunities lie and how might companies best take advantage of them in this uncertain environment?


The keynote presentations will be given by some of the world’s most influential and successful companies and researchers including:

  • Bruce Brenner, Head of Motors Division, Dyson
  • Graham Chisnall, Corporate Director Strategy, GKN plc
  • Professor Massimo Colombo, Professor of Economics of Technical Change, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Emmo Meijer, Senior Vice President, Foods R&D, Unilever Research, Netherlands
  • Mark Wilson, Director, Collaboration Management, Europe Pharmaceutical Development, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, UK
  • Dr David Evans, Director of Technology and Innovation, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (Formerly the Department of Trade and Industry)

The event will take place from 20th to 21st September at Downing College, Cambridge. The event, now in its thirteenth year, is a firm fixture for those at the forefront of new ideas and practical application in the field. Aimed principally at an audience of senior technology and innovation managers from companies of all sizes, it draws on leading practice and research to address the key issues in an international

Date published

4 September 2007

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