Open Innovation for a Low Carbon Economy is an event by Entrepreneurship Ventures, Inc. It will take place on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at ECCI, 15 South College St. Delivering a low carbon economy is a complex challenge that requires vast levels of investment and tremendous change within and across multiple industries. This challenge is not something that a single company, and indeed a single nation, can achieve alone.
Open Innovation, a new imperative for creating and profiting from technology, according to Henry Chesbrough, potentially offers a framework and approach to this complex challenge.
Over a half-day workshop the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) will explore the topic of Open Innovation, with high-quality networking, interactive sessions and keynote presentations from global thought-leaders.
14.00 – 14.20 Registration and networking with tea and coffee
14.20 – 14.30 Introduction and welcome from the ECCI
14.30 – 15.00 Setting the scene
15.00 – 16.30 Open Innovation across the Energy supply chain
16.30 – 17.30 Break out sessions with refreshments
17.30 – 18.00 Reporting back from break out sessions
18.00 – 18.45 Teaching Elephants To Dance
18.45 – 20.00 Networking reception: drinks and canapés. Sponsored by Santander
Agustín Delgado Martín
Director of Innovation, Environment and Quality
Agustín Delgado Martín is the Director of Innovation, Environment and Corporate Quality, and is responsible for developing processes of R&D management, the knowledge management system and coordination of systems and environmental and quality initiatives across all business units of the Iberdrola, S.A. Group. Previously he was Director of Technology Innovation Group and prior to his arrival in Iberdrola Agustín was responsible for the R&D department of a small company working in the field of hydrogen generation and usage through fuel cells with relationships with research centers and universities across Europe. Mr. Agustin Delgado holds an Industrial Engineering Degree from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial (ETSII) of the Universidad of Comillas (ICAI). He holds a Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from ETSII and UNED.
Agustín is also responsible for the venture capital program of IBERDROLA (named PERSEO), where coordinates investment in technology companies related to energy sustainability. To date PERSEO has invested around € 25m in companies around the world.
Dr Andy Stanford-Clark, FBCS CITP
Chief Technology Officer, Smarter Energy
IBM Global Business Services
Dr Andy Stanford-Clark is the Chief Technologist for IBM’s consulting business in Energy and Utilities for the UK and Ireland.
He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and “Master Inventor” with more than 40 patents. Andy is based at IBM’s Hursley Park laboratories in the UK, and specialises in remote telemetry, energy monitoring and management, Smart Metering and Smart Grid technologies. He has a particular interest in home energy monitoring, home automation, demand-side management, and driving consumer behaviour change. Andy has a BSc in Computing and Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a visiting professor at the University of Newcastle and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Kenneth P. Morse
Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor
Visiting Professor, ESADE Business School
Founding Managing Director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center (1996-2009)
Member, US Department of Commerce, National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2011-present)
Member, Telefónica Disruptive Council
Ken is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder with MIT friends of six high-tech companies in the US, Europe and China. Five of these ventures had successful IPOs or mergers; one was a disaster. They included 3Com Corporation and Aspen Technology, Inc. which started as an MIT spin off project funded by the US Department of Energy. Ken is a member of the US Department of Commerce’s National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE), and is an angel investor and/or advisor to a number of clean energy ventures, including Cambrian Innovation, FloDesign Wind Turbines and XL Hybrids, among others.
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The workshop fee is non-refundable, but places can be transferred to a nominated replacement. The workshop fee is VAT exempt as an educational service.