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Top 10 Reasons to attend 15th Anniversary HVM and 4th Graphene New Materials Conference Summits 3 November 2017

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1. Network with over 100 senior executives in sectors such as (1) aerospace & defence, space; (2) automotive; (3) electronics & displays; (4) sensors & devices; (5) energy (6) energy storage & heat transfer; (6) printing & packaging; (7) healthcare & biomedical.

2. Visit leading exhibitors from all over the world to see the latest in HVM and New Materials technology and to form and enhance relationships with buyers, suppliers and other key players in the new materials and HVM value networks

3. Be among the first to structure how to overcome the barriers in the HVM 4IR and new materials value network in order for your company to thrive, by attending the exclusive masterclass alongside industry leaders and led by a world-class coach

4. Gain media exposure via all physical events and online content e-news

5. Keep up to date and “juice your brain” on the latest topics in the industry at the business conference by listening to over 30 market-led talks that have been requested by past delegates through many detailed surveys

6. Dine at the beautiful King’s College with high-level decision makers, industry leaders and experts to continue conversations and further expand your network

7. See labs and departments opportunities to connect with Cambridge University

8. Cambridge is not only home to one of the most historic and successful universities in the world, but is also one of the most well established science & technology clusters in the UK with over 1,500 tech companies based here, 14 of which are worth over £1bn

9. CIR the strategic consulting firm, has 15 years’ experience organising over 48 high-quality, market demand led events

10. The new materials and HVM industry4.0 races are on – attend this unique and highly valuable co-located double conference to make sure you build your knowledge and value network & don’t get left behind

Graphene Value Network

Who should attend Cambridge Graphene Days 2015? 5-6 November

Booking online | Info | Why attend? Please call Maya on +44 1223 303500 for help booking and service.

Top 12 Reasons

1 Anyone with an interest in traction of business involving Graphene and GRMs

2 Anyone wishing to understand barriers to adoption and use of Graphene & GRMs

3 Anyone on a science and technology watching brief for Graphene and GRMs

4 Anyone with a startup or entrepreneurial idea for Graphene or GRMs

5 Anyone with business problems to solve that might be influenced or helped by Graphene or GRMs

6 Those wishing to understand the full uptodate and prioritised range of applications and those nearer to and further from market

7 Anyone wanting to get an IPR landscape & investment level update for Graphene and GRMs

8 Anyone wanting to meet new industrial and business entrants into the Graphene and GRM areas

9 People wanting to build quality networks or ecosystems in this set of fields

10 Sector specific players seeking to access solution providers

11 Solutions providers seeking to understand customer pull in a range of sectors

12 Those in related areas of technology such as nanotech, IoT, cleantech who wish to see the potential and synergies with Graphene and GRMs

Booking online | Info | Why attend? Please call Maya on +44 1223 303500 for help booking and service.

FlexEnable named Co-Lead Sponsor of Cambridge Graphene Days 2015

FLEXENABLE Ltd, a leader in development and industrialisation of flexible organic electronics, has announced its decision to co-sponsor the Cambridge Graphene Days 2015 (5-6 November).

The greatest graphene and GRM business event in the world in 2015.

“Perhaps the greatest graphene and GRM business event in the world in 2015.”

The Cambridge Graphene Days 2015 is a prime festival of events over two days for networking and learning more about the latest advances in commercialising Graphene and related materials  in sectors such as electronics, displays, energy storage, composites, packaging, aerospace & defence and automotive. The special set of events includes a program of events to be held mainly in Cambridge’s newly opened Graphene Building, with an exhibition of technology and tours of labs as well as a media event, conference and dinner at King’s College. Uniquely, leaders will discuss in a structured masterclass, the value network for graphene and GRMs and how barriers to adoption and use can be removed with services and networks.

Chuck Milligan, CEO, FlexEnable commented ”The relevance of graphene and graphene-like materials to flexible electronics for displays and sensors is clear, and we are proud to be co-sponsors of the Cambridge Graphene Days event – and the opening of the Graphene Building in Cambridge. We believe that our unique manufacturing processes for flexible electronics, together with the exponential growth expected in the flexible display and IoT sensor markets,  provide enormous opportunity for this exciting class of materials.”

Professor Andrea Ferrari added “We are very much looking forward to our Cambridge Graphene Technology Day on the 5th of November, when we will showcase industrial applications of graphene and related materials. We are also excited to be hosting high value manufacturing-oriented meetings on the site of the Cambridge Graphene Centre”.
For further information on development and industrialisation of flexible organic electronics please visit www.flexenable.com. To learn more about the Cambridge Graphene Days 2015 please visit http://www.hvm-uk.com/graphene2015

With over a decade of experience, IP development and technology awards, FlexEnable works together with customers to drive innovation across flexible sensors, smart systems and video-rate displays. FlexEnable‘s proven technology platform enables new mobile products, wearables, surface displays and imaging systems.

Cambridge Graphene Days event-set, available as a package via CIR here below, include:

a. MASTERCLASS – this includes media event and dinner at King’s College & is CPD Certified (day 1)

b. MEDIA EVENT & TOURS of LABS  – with Cambridge University “CEO” & Vice Chancellor, Professor Leszek Borysiewicz FRS FRCP (day 1)

c. EXHIBITIONS of real graphene and GRM technologies (both days)

d. 3rd CIR GRAPHENE BUSINESS CONFERENCE – (day 2) Chaired by Professor Andrea Ferrari, Head, Cambridge Graphene Centre, Chair, Graphene Flagship – Fantastic Panel & Speaker Lineup.

Haydale plc are confirmed Lead Sponsors of #CGD15. All takes place in the BRAND NEW CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY GRAPHENE BUILDING with lab tours available throughout the two days of events.

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Haydale Named Lead Sponsor for Cambridge Graphene Days 2015

Haydale Ltd., a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced its decision to sponsor the Cambridge Graphene Days (5-6 November 2015).

The Cambridge Graphene Days is a prime event for networking and learning more about the latest advances in commercialising Graphene and related materials in sectors such as electronics, displays, energy storage, composite, packaging, aerospace & defence and automotive. The festival of events includes a program of events to be held mainly in Cambridge’s new Graphene Building, with an exhibition of technology and tours of labs as well as a media event, conference and dinner at King’s College.

Ray Gibbs, CEO of Haydale commented ”The Cambridge hub is one of the pre-eminent places to go for the highest quality science and application skills. As a leading technological solution provider to this rapidly evolving market sector it made great sense to support this centre of excellence covering graphene and related nano materials, . We believe the conferences and workshops at the Cambridge Graphene Days will showcase the adoption and use of the graphene materials in real products. Haydale’s functionalised graphene technology already is providing ground breaking benefits to organisations involved with composite materials, conductive inks and next generation battery technology”.

Professor Andrea Ferrari added “We are very much looking forward to our Cambridge Graphene Day on the 5th of November, when we will showcase industrial applications of graphene and related materials. We are also excited to be hosting high value manufacturing-oriented meetings on the site of the Cambridge Graphene Centre”

For further information on leading edge functionalised graphene application solutions please visit www.haydale.com or contact Haydale Ltd. on +44-1269-842946 / info@haydale.com.

To book to join and learn more about participating in the Cambridge Graphene Days #CGD15 please visit http://www.hvm-uk.com/graphene2015

Haydale , based in South Wales, UK and housed in a purpose-built facility for processing and handling nanomaterials, is facilitating the application of graphenes and other nanomaterials in fields such as inks, sensors, energy storage, photovoltaics, composites, paints and coatings. Haydale has developed a patent-pending proprietary scalable plasma process to functionalise graphene and other nanomaterials.

Cambridge Graphene Days #CGD15 please visit http://www.hvm-uk.com/graphene2015

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Cambridge Graphene Days 2015 | MasterClass, Press Event & Business Conference | Tours of New Labs | Expo of Tech – 5-6 November

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For pricing see further down the page. Please email Maya mstancheva@cir-strategy.com for a detailed brochure or booking or call +44 1223 303500.

1. There is a top level master class on 5 November for corporate executives led by a world-class coach & assisted by subject-matter industry experts.

2. Followed by a media event with the Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University and then an exclusive private roundtable dinner at

3. the beautiful, ancient King’s College, Cambridge University. 

4. Topics for the entire masterclass and business conference are market-led,

5. which means that past delegates have requested them and

6. CIR is asking all speakers to choose one of the topics rather than taking the shotgun “call for papers” approach with them,

7. So that uniquely to date, buyers (corporates & brand owners) will be there with tech suppliers

8. At the showcase throughout day, the business conference on 6 November all day at the New Cambridge Graphene Centre Building

9. 12-16 talks throughout the day updating you on topics you wanted

10. CIR has run high quality events since 2002, always listening and learning, increasingly market-demand led.

There will be a focus on strategic use-case value-proposition development, innovation & strategic products such as sensors & devices, electronics, consumer goods, industrial products.

Pricing

(5 Nov) Exclusive invite-only master class day with fine private dinner at King’s: £895 pv (Max attendees 24) (Corporate or C-level Execs are invited)

(First Conference ever at New Cambridge Graphene Building) Business conference day with showcase:  £245 pv (concessions). £295 pv (standard value price). Concessions: (under 4 staff tech suppliers, f-t academics, f-t investors,  not consultants or public sector).  (Max attendees 200)

Price for both days is the the sum of the above prices, £1,140 for pass to all events including King’s dinner.

We (CIR Team Justin, Jacqueline, Maya & Nick and supporters Cambridge Graphene Centre and Media Partners Nanopro, Graphene Tracker, Graphene Info, Pan European Networks, Horizon2020, IOM3.org, BREC, AzoNano, KTN and Graphene SIG very much look forward to greeting you at this unique market developing & accelerating event.

http://www.hvm-uk.com/graphene2015

Please email Maya mstancheva@cir-strategy.com for a detailed brochure or booking or call +44 1223 303500.

 

Smart Grids & Cleanpower: an overview of 5 June 2013

Dear colleague

SGCP 2013 is an exciting one-day conference expo in two streams for corporates, investors and entrepreneurs building businesses in the connected intelligence for grids and power sector. The conference is in its 5th year. We want to inform, inspire and connect the people and companies building & securing the smart grid and enabling safer cleaner lower-cost power generation.

Why attend SGCP – what this conference expo gives you

The double-stream conference brings together brands implementing connected intelligence and the disruptive tech companies supplying them to discuss smart grids “The Grid of Things” and transition energy security.

The Lead Sponsor is ARM. Speakers include ARM, Energy Saving Trust, Cyan Technology, BPAE, Anglian Water, National Grid, National Nuclear Lab, National Physical Lab, UK Power Networks, S&C tbc, Trilliant, ETI, DECC, Ofgem, Intellisense, Moixa Energy and AlertMe (see web for longer list andagenda).

Some who will be there: Cambridge University, Imperial College, Marshall Group, Anglian Water, Hitachi Europe Future Cities, Energy Saving Trust, NPL, TTP Ventures, Dawe Media, Fault Current Ltd, Maosco Ltd, Multos, Isentropic Ltd, AlertMe Ltd, Polysolar Ltd, Cambridge Carbon Capture Ltd, Green Tide Ltd, JKPM Ltd, Energence Ltd, Metric Digital, EDW Tech Ltd, Cyan Technology Ltd, Shirlaws, Trillion Fund, UKTI East, Alconbury Enterprise, Autodesk, Trilliant, S & C Electric, BPVA, KISS Comms Ltd, Quench Power Ltd, Venner Shipley LLP, Cambridge Design Partnership Ltd, The Guardian Newspaper, UK Power Networks, BP plc,National Grid, Ofgem, Intellisense, Buro Happold, Durham University, Electralink, NNL, Ofgem, Sainsbury’s plc, DECC, ETI, Solar Century plc, Renesola, Emblem Ventures, UKERC, Oxford University, Moixa Energy, Adapt Commercial Ltd, Poyry, Mansion Partners, Xsilon Ltd, PassivSystems, Nanoforce Ltd, Gazprom, Qatar Developments, greenBRIDGE, New Laws Legal, EDF Energy, Clean Capital Advisors, Low Carbon KEEP Programme, CreativeZones, FusionIP, Sentec, Cambashi.

Media Partners include Business Weekly, Cleantech Investor Magazine, Clean Capital Network, Connected Clusters, Cleantech Business News and Smart Grids Careers: a lot of publicity!

Using probably the best & most comfortable venue in Cambridge, we offer many hours of pleasant, great networking with a lunch as well as structured and unstructured sessions and Q&A throughout the day.

Interested in exhibiting?

There is still some space for showing off what you do in the conference networking hours including lunch so please do get in touch.

Rising stars in grids and power

A key part of the programme is showcasing with innovation pitches, hosted this year by experienced investor Clennell Collingwood of TTP Ventures, the best of the innovators that are making the connected intelligence, grid technology & power generation deployment. Companies with the greatest market potential will meet customers, investors and press. If you have a successful or new business in grids and power, take an expo showcase space here (only 2 spots remain).

You can find out more and register here (http://www.cir-strategy.com/events/register) for SGCP13 and/or HVM & iWATER November on the info webpage here.

By calling 01223 303500 to book and telling us that you heard about this through Cleantech Investor Magazine, we will give you a 20% discount from the exec and investor rates.

Justin Hayward

CIR Conferences in Cleantech and HVM

http://www.cir-strategy.com/events/cleanpower

Buy Tickets (http://www.cir-strategy.com/events/register)

Mobile: 44 7720 047 402

Email: justin@cantab.net

CIR Conferences on Twitter: @HVMConference

Skype: jhayward

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/haywardcir

Slideshare: Past conference talks

More info about future events – speaking, sponsorship & registration

Conferences upcoming (call 01223 303500 to plan a great marketing programme):

Smart Grids & Cleanpower, 5 June, Cambridge

HVM Graphene Disruptive, 5 November, Cambridge

iWATER & iHEAT, 5 November, Cambridge

High Value Manufacturing Conference 10th Anniversary: Highlights of a memorable day

Conference homepage | Organiser Homepage | HVM10th Speaker Biographies | HVM10th legacy page

The feedback from senior delegates at the HVM Conference on 14 November was very positive, praising the quality of speakers, networking, business development value, and briefing content.

Summary of HVM 10th Anniversary Conference

The day began with a short talk from HVM strategy consultant and organiser Dr Justin Hayward in which he noted that Britain was on top of the world when it came to countries with over 10 Olympic Gold-medal per million inhabitants scores. This has been effected through lottery-funding, a form of funding that is effective and voluntary.

Justin also argued the points that government spending in the UK has been rising since World War II to a level well over 40% of GDP, and that this may be resulting in difficulties with releasing the potential of HVM from the UK.

Justin went on to note that the private sector has been becoming more confident in difficult times as it struggles to enable earlier-stage HVMs to find funding and grow without government intervention or bank or financial VC finance, instead working with angels, angel groups, superangels, corporate investors, large channel customers and crowdfunding while adapting business models so as to reduce the level of funding needed before testing the market.

Professor Sir Mike Gregory CBE, Head, IfM opened the conference as chairman that “manufacturing was back in fashion”. Sir Mike was upbeat in his appraisal of developments around HVM by the private sector in partnership with the government through the seven centres of the HVM catapult, which cover half of the 22 British competences listed in Sir Mike’s IfM report for the TSB in 2012.

After Sir Mike the audience enjoyed hearing from Will Barton, TSB Head of Manufacturing, details of the success story of Oxford Catalysts, going from an idea around Fischer Tropfe processes for production of clean energy and difficulties to a globally operating company in eight years.

Following this, Phil O’Donovan, a well-known entrepreneur and co-founder of CSR plc, discussed the fabless manufacturing business model and how this enables companies to scale yet keep on top of design and required in-house expertise as returns were to be dealt with by CSR rather than the manufacturer. Phil also said that tax for SMEs should be simple, founder-friendly, staff-friendly and stable, a comment which received nods of approval from many. He noted that the high growth “CSR ignored government and eventually they ignored CSR plc too”. CSR plc quickly went to over 1000 staff and became the market leader in bluetooth with a USD1 billion plus market valuation.

Sir Robin Saxby was next up, in a fantastic opening session. Sir Robin showed the now-famous “SWOT” analysis slide of the ARM business in 1990, at which point it consisted just of the 11 engineer founders and Sir Robin. Given ARM’s dominance now, the SWOT’s contents are an obvious source of great humour! But the point was made strongly that startups should take such analyses seriously. He discussed how SMEs can learn from larger customers’ needs. Startups, he asserted, should try to hire the best team and advisors as soon as possible and motivate themselves through share options in the company. Sir Robin finished by talking briefly about some of the technology startups he has invested in.

Plastic Logic, one of the headline sponsors of the 10th Anniversary HVM Conference, were represented by their new CEO Indro Mukerjee. Indro talked about the industrial revolution that is 3D printing, and noted that Plastic Logic was moving out of stealth mode.

Tonejet, another headline sponsor, spoke through CEO Ray Southam of their successes in bringing from invention to market the world’s first full colour photographic-quality digital can printer, with all the implications this has for the market for promotional cans.

Later in the day there were further keynote talks from an array of speakers, including 2012 Medicine Nobel Prize winner, Sir John Gurdon, who spoke of his “blue sky research” leading to reversible cells and of his educational experiences which to his teacher seemed unpromising to say the least! The audience was spellbound by this talk.

Nick Coutts of CIR Strategy, organiser and sponsor, gave a world-class discussion of Routes to Value, as applied to HVM, which he has pioneered.

Dick Elsy, the new CEO of the HVM Catapult talked about the seven centres across the UK and of government and private sector funding, and how these centres are enhancing advanced manufacturing through engagement with SMEs.

Sir Michael Marshall returned to the HVM conference with an interesting talk covering HVM Successes in Cambridge, and of how his family’s business has grown from a humble chaffeur startup in 1909 to a billion pound plus company in aerospace, automotive, specialist vehicles and owning the airport.

A very strong final panel consisted of Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Sir Michael Marshall, Dick Elsy, Nick Coutts and Professor Sir Mike Gregory CBE. Quite a group! The discussion will be summarised by CIR Strategy at the legacy website and announced first to delegates attending.

The upshot of the panel was a general positivity about what High Value Manufacturing is achieving in Britain and what the future holds for an efficient, well-supported competitive economy with mutilple key advantages in manufacturing.

Please keep an eye on www.hvm-uk.com for further news, reports and conferences on HVM.

Conference homepage | Organiser Homepage | HVM10th Speaker Biographies | HVM10th legacy page

Join the High Value Manufacturing Conference 10th Anniversary

How time flies! That’s almost 10 years since the inaugural HVM Conference in 2002. This year the date for the 10th Anniversary HVM Conference is 14 November, organised by CIR Strategy, the Cambridge-based strategy consultancy. With an all keynote lineup, this year’s decade anniversary festivities promise to be super. But what will be talked about at the celebration of this 10 birthday?

It will be an opportunity for private sector companies to discuss their strategy alongside other private sector companies and supply chain companies offering routes to market for products, and experts & service providers whose companies can add value. An ideal mix!

Cambridge has punched well above its weight in technology and innovation, with a cluster of over 800 genuine innovators, and this is mirrored in High Value Manufacturing. HVM is the present and the future of industry in the UK. HVM companies can make and market difficult-to-make, well-designed, IPR-rich products to global markets, scale quickly, reinvest in their own product development pipeline and spawn new emergent industries.

This is why this conference came into being 10 years ago, with a meeting bringing together such companies as Plastic Logic, CDT, Xaar, and Inca Digital. While the share of services in our economy has continued to rise to around 87%, the value of manufacturing as an anchor to the economy has grown, and its presence enables some of the services businesses that are created.

On 14 November, HVM companies young and old will come together and we’ll discuss segments such as printed electronics, 3D deposition, electronics & sensors, regenerative medecine, nanomaterials, chemicals, nuclear, and core manufacturing needs such as CNC, precision forging, sheet forming, folding and so on.

The 100-strong director level group will discuss trends and drivers, R&D, the economy, investment, government influence & limitations, competitiveness, competencies, processes & products, servitisation, growth strategies and several case studies.

What does UK HVM landscape look like now? What will UK HVM look like in the future? Who are the key private sector players: large and SME companies and investors and channels to market? How has success been achieved by some? What are the barriers to growing HVM companies in the UK?

“I’m very proud of our modest influence on our UK manufacturing segment in terms of high level discussions and reporting during the last decade.” said Justin Hayward, Consultant and Conference Director. “It seems to me that there are great opportunities for those who dare.”

The speaking and panel lineup for the day is building rapidly now and includes

Chair for day: Professor Sir Mike Gregory CBE
Speakers:
Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister (invited)
Indro Mukherjee, CEO Plastic Logic
Ray Southam, CEO Tonejet

Phil O’Donovan, Founder Cambridge Silicon Radio plc

Billy Boyle, Founder Owlstone Technologies
Richard Archer, former CEO TAP Biosystems
Tony Abri, MD, BritonEMS
Nathan Hill, Qi3 Accelerator
Will Barton, TSB Lead HVM
Dick Elsy, CEO HVM Catapult tbc
Nigel Brown OBE, IQ Capital
Sir Michael Marshall CBE, Owner, Marshall Group
Panel: Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Chancellor Cambridge University, Former Minister Innovation, Matthew Bullock, Former CEO NPBS

 

 

A Century of UK Government Spending

Charts:

UK Total Government Spending 1910 – 2012 – Percentage of GDP

UK Total Government Spending 1910 – 2012 – in 2012 Pounds Sterling and scaled up for population increase to 2012 levels.

UK Government Spending on Welfare/”Benefits” 1910 – 2012 – Percentage of GDP

UK Government Spending on Welfare/”Benefits” 1910 – 2012 – in 2012 Pounds Sterling and scaled up for population increase to 2012 levels.

UK Government Spending on Education 1910 – 2012 – Percentage of GDP

UK Government Spending on Education 1910 – 2012 – in 2012 Pounds Sterling and scaled up for population increase to 2012 levels.

UK Government Spending on State Protection (Police, Fire, Courts etc) 1910 – 2012 – Percentage of GDP

UK Government Spending on (Police, Fire, Courts etc) 1910 – 2012 – in 2012 Pounds Sterling and scaled up for population increase to 2012 levels.

UK Government Spending on Defence 1910 – 2012 – Percentage of GDP

 

Example:

UK – Breakdown of Government Spending

1910

Pensions = 0%
Healthcare = 0.4%
Education = 2.3%
Welfare = 1.0%
Defence = 2.9%
Safety (police etc) = 0.5%
Transport (trains, roads etc) = 2.7%

Total Government Spending 1910 = 15% of GDP

2013

Pensions = 8.5%
Healthcare = 7.7%
Education = 5.9%
Welfare = 7.2%
Defence = 2.8%
Safety = 1.9%
Transport = 1.1%
Interest on Debts = 2.7%
“Accounting adjustments” = 1.5%

Total Government Spending 2013 = 42% of GDP

Source: http://www.ukpublicspending.co.uk

Analysis of data: CIR Strategy.