IM Breakfast Speaker Event


0800 Registration and networking over refreshments
0815 Guest Speaker, Jonathan Mitchener
0830 Guest Speaker, Jan Stringer
0850 Guest Speaker, David Eaton
0910 Questions & Informal networking
0930 Close

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21 Nov 2012, 08:00am - 09.30am

Innovation Martlesham, in association with IP Network, would like to invite you to another Breakfast Networking Event


21st November 2012

08:00am – 09.30am

Ross Building Foyer, Adastral Park

"Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – another funding option from the UK's Innovation agency"

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is the UK's Innovation Agency.  It has a number of mechanisms it uses to stimulate innovation through various funding programmes and other initiatives.  One of the longest running and successful funding mechanisms is Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). At this event, Jonathan Mitchener from the TSB will introduce one of the UK's Regional KTP Advisors, Jan Stringer who will outline how KTP can help your business be more successful and then further introduce David Eaton,  to share his experiences of  the KTP funding programme and how it is enabling him to work with a UK University to give his Company an innovative market advantage.

With Guest Speakers:  

Jonathan Mitchener (from the TSB)

Jan Stringer TSB Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme

David Eatonof Vacuumatic


Please register by contacting  and await confirmation that you have been successful Jonathan MitchenerBio – Jonathan Mitchener Jonathan is lead technologist for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at the Technology Strategy Board (TSB where he helps drive investment and innovation amongst UK companies.  A first class honours graduate in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire in 1988, he undertook a wide range of roles in more than twenty years with BT including research, systems deployment, and technology and management consultancy, before becoming their futurologist.  Subsequently he ran his own business as an independent futurologist helping clients across all sectors understand the impacts of future disruptive change on their businesses.  He has travelled widely to speak to, inspire and provoke a range of audiences, and has also written for many journals and magazines and made media contributions (e.g. BBC).   He uses his wide experience to help advise organisations on successful innovation, and currently formulates UK strategy for ICT at the TSB. This strategy is implemented by utilising various different funding schemes, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), Collaborative Research & Development programmes, and Small Business Research Initiatives. Jan StringerJan Stringer- Biography Jan has been a regional Adviser for the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme for the last 7 years and contracted to the Technology Strategy Board for the last 3. In that time she has facilitated nearly 200 joint University/Business projects in all sectors and disciplines. Jan’s first degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering was sponsored by Marconi where she became Principal Systems Engineer.  Her more general management and marketing training then enabled her set up the export sales and marketing department in a hi-tech SME. She then joined Cable and Wireless and became General Manager of new product development after completing a Master’s degree in Strategic Marketing and New Product development. She considers herself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to set up Joint Ventures in Japan and China as well as enjoyed extensive international travel in the telecoms industry. David Eaton – Biography Mr Eaton has a background in high technology export led companies that include Westland Helicopters, Molins Tobacco machinery and Thurne Engineering. He has held senior positions at Director level in both production and engineering and was for sixteen years Managing Director of Vacuumatic Ltd responsible for both the UK company headquarters and overseas divisions in Germany and the USA. He now has an advisory role with Vacuumatic that includes chair of the Knowledge Transfer programme partnership between Vacuumatic and the University of Essex. His early career included an Engineering apprenticeship with Hawker Siddeley Aviation and following a first degree in Engineering an MSc in Industrial Engineering at Cranfield University. He is a Chartered Engineer and member of the IET.

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