Business-University Collaboration - Business, Innovation and Skills Committee Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the Committee's inquiry page at

Tuesday 28 January 2014  Question number
Professor Martin Dawson, Head, Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics and Research Director, Institute of Photonics, and Professor Graham Wren, Business Engagement, University of Strathclyde Q1-51

Tuesday 10 June 2014
Professor Alan Hughes, Director of the UK Innovation Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Will Hutton, Chair, Big Innovation Centre and Principal of Hertford College, University of Oxford Q1-19
Professor Sir Keith O'Nions, President and Rector of Imperial College on behalf of The Russell Group, Dr Tim Bradshaw, Head of Policy for Research and Innovation, The Russell Group, Libby Hackett, Chief Executive, University Alliance, Professor Wendy Purcell, Vice-Chancellor, Plymouth University on behalf of University Alliance Q20-46
Dr David Docherty, CEO, National Centre for Universities and Business, Professor Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy at the University College London on behalf of the National Centre for Universities and Business Q47-67

Tuesday 17 June 2014
Professor Alistair Fitt, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University, Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive, Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Professor Ian Walmsley, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research, Academic Services and University Collections, University of Oxford and Professor Nick Veck, Head, CEO Office, Satellite Applications Catapult; Q68-94
Dr Charles King, Operations Director, YASA Motors Ltd, Dr Shpend Gerguri, Senior Lecturer, Engineering Design, Oxford Brookes University, Dr Diana Limburg, Senior Lecturer, Information Management, Oxford Brookes Business School and Michael Dibben, Partner and Chief Executive, Brethertons LLP Q95-126

Wednesday 18 June 2014
Steve Yianni, Chief Executive, Transport Systems Catapult, Dr Paul Zanelli, Chief Technology Officer, Transport Systems Catapult Q127-153
Professor Richard Jones, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, University of Sheffield, Professor Greg Marsden, Director of the Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds University and Nigel Foster, Chair of Institute for Transport Studies External Advisory Board Q154-171

Tuesday 1 July 2014
Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick, Professor Kevin Warwick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Coventry University, and John Latham, Vice Chancellor, Coventry University Q172-200
Will Searle, Managing Director, Axillium, Dr Richard Hutchins, Board Member, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Dr Carl Perrin, Director, The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, and Tony Harper, Head of Research, Jaguar Land Rover Q201-225

Tuesday 8 July 2014
Iain Gray, Chief Executive Officer, Technology Strategy Board, Professor Jackie Hunter, Impact Champion, Research Councils UK, and Dr David Sweeney, Director, Research, Innovation and Skills, Higher Education Funding Council for England Q226-279
The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine of Thenford CH Q280-310

Tuesday 9 September 2014
Dr Malcolm Skingle, Director, Academic Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline, Professor Paul Beasley, Head of Research and Development, Siemens, and Dr Henner Wapenhans, Head of Technology Strategy, Rolls-Royce Q311-364

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills


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