Knowledge Exchange Event: Lab of Labs Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3RE

8 July 2015 | 10:00 – 16:00

Big Innovation Centre, in partnership with BT, will be holding a Knowledge Exchange Event of Big Innovation Centre’s Lab of Labs – a catalyst to share international best practice in running open innovation labs. 

This knowledge exchange event will provide an update on the best practice results from the Lab of Labs’ online tool and an opportunity for knowledge exchange around specific open innovation strategies.

There will also be an opportunity to hear about BT's journey to an open innovation strategy and how BT's open innovation continuum actually works. You will be able to participate in BT’s innovation showcase tour and explore opportunities for collaboration.


10:00 – 16:00 | Wednesday 8 July 2015

BT’s Global Research and Development Headquarters
Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3RE

This event is exclusively for the partners and taskforce of Lab of Labs. We welcome up to three members from each organisation.


10:00    Arrival, coffee, introductions, objectives for the day

10:15    Overview of BT's history in innovation and summary of Open Innovation strategy (includes a view of the future and areas where BT would like to engage with Big Innovation Centre members), Dr Tim Whitley, MD Research & Innovation

11:00    How BT's Open Innovation continuum actually works (interactive session around how we work with partners in industry, academia and customers), Kevin Woollard, Operations Director

11:45    Big Innovation Centre Lab of Labs: The State of Play

12:15    Lunch & networking

12:45    Big Innovation Centre Lab of Labs: Best Practice Results identified via online tool

13:45    Innovation Showcase tours: includes discussion of how BT brings third-party innovations into the Showcases and business

14:45    Knowledge exchange between partners: What are the effective business and funding models for open innovation labs | How to collaborate with partners | How to address performance | How to manage people | How to design the space | How to manage intellectual property

15:45    Wrap-up and Close




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