In many countries, we have seen the rise of intermediaries that should bridge the intellectual, material and organisational divide between the worlds of science and business innovation. Do or do they not, that is the fundamental question?
Drawing on examples from Catapult, Fraunhofer and Manufacturing USA, we address this question and mount evidence as to their contributions in reducing the aforementioned gaps.
Chair: Kate Ronayne, STFC
Speakers: Simon Andrews, Fraunhofer ; Stuart Martin, Satellite Applications Catapult; Jay Walsh, Northwestern and Manufacturing USA