Feedback from the research focus groups which explored specific topics identified in the keynotes in more detail.
Speakers: Simon Andrews, Executive Director, Fraunhofer Research UK, Dr Marina Bulova, Director University Collaborations, Schlumberger, Dr Simon Hepworth, Director of Enterprise, Imperial College London
Dr Manar Alsaif, Energy Partnerships Manager, Strategic Partnerships Office, University of Cambridge
Chaired by Tomas Coates Ulrichsen, Director of the University Commercialisation and Innovation (UCI) Policy Evidence Unit, University of Cambridge
The discussions were based on appreciative inquiry, drawing on the experiences of all participants to identify examples of best practice and insights from different countries; specific issues that need to be addressed to further mobilise partnerships to drive the transition to a sustainable future; and actions that could be taken by government to facilitate this change.