About Professor Paul Beasley,Head of R&D UK at Siemens
Professor Paul Beasley has been Head of R&D UK at Siemens since 2014. Paul is responsible for managing and developing research collaborations in the UK. The role includes identifying research opportunities, collaboration management and assessment of Siemens’ university initiatives in the UK. His team also supports the Siemens global talent acquisition initiative.
About Mark Jefferies, Chief of University Research Liaison at Rolls-Royce
Mark Jefferies is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society with responsibility for the worldwide academic research partnerships for the Rolls-Royce group. This includes 31 University Technology Centres (UTCs), engaging hundreds of researchers and more than 500 PhD students.
About Ed Krause, Global Manager, External Alliances of Ford Motor Company
Ed Krause has been working in R&D for Ford for nearly 20 years. He has global responsibility for developing technology and competitive advantage for Ford via collaborative research and development project portfolios involving universities and partner companies.
About Dr Steven Harris, Head of External Partnerships and Brokering at BAE Systems
Dr Harris has spent his career at BAE Systems (currently 30 years and counting), and there he began managing external partnerships in 2012. He is responsible for developing strategic relationships in academic and government institutions, as well as developing collaborative engagement with SMEs.
About Dr Damian Kelly, Head of Global Research & Development