Wednesday 23 June, 1500 - 1600
SHEDTalk with guest speaker Matthew Reed, University of Liverpool & Unilever, Materials Innovation Factory
Our June ShedTalk turns to relationship building as Sean welcomes Matt Reed, from University of Liverpool’s Materials Innovation Factory, to discuss the ‘University Partnership Playbook: How to build strategic research relationships’ which Matt has co-authored with Dr Joss Langford.
This is a book of strategies and tactical plays, written by practitioners, for practitioners. It is designed to help innovators develop more effective approaches to benefitting from early stage university research. The authors are commercial innovators, experienced in the creation of partnerships to create and exploit valuable new ideas. They have decades of senior level experience in the research, innovation and product development teams of large multi-nationals, smaller high-tech companies, and start-up businesses. The unique perspectives offered by the authors cover all the key issues that an innovator needs to understand to help them achieve high-impact and mutually beneficial partnerships with academic researchers.
Matt Reed joined the MIF 2019, but had worked since 2013 to help co-create the facility in partnership with leading academics at the University of Liverpool, Unilever R&D, and the UK Government. In his current role, Matt works to create, maintain and exploit strategic high impact innovation partnerships between the University of Liverpool, other leading-edge academic institutes, government funding bodies and commercial innovators.
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