Opportunity for businesses to learn about UK Industrial Strategy at University event

The University is inviting businesses across Kent to attend a breakfast briefing on the UK’s new Industrial Strategy and how it can work for them on Friday 23 March.

The UK Industrial Strategy was published in November 2017 and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the UK economy, and the briefing will discuss how this relates to individual businesses.

The University aims to show how its breadth of research and innovation activities relate to the Industrial Strategy and how this can be used to meet business needs and boost productivity and innovation in the region.

The event will be opened by Professor Philippe De Wilde, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation at the University, while, Adam Bryan, Chief Executive of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) – the largest LEP outside London – will give the keynote speech.

Simon Barnes, Kent Innovation and Enterprise Industry Engagement Manager, will present a working session to illustrate how the Strategy can add value to businesses and the importance of understanding innovation and the language of the Strategy.

The event has been organised by Kent Innovation and Enterprise (KIE) and will take place from 08:00 – 10:30 in the Darwin Conference Suites on the University’s Canterbury Campus. To book, click here.