The Conference keynote ‘Strategic Leadership for Science-Based Innovation: Enabling Cross-Disciplinary and University/Industry Partnership Through Effective Buildings and Support Systems’, and a follow on Q&A session, profiles the University of Michigan’s North Innovation Campus, which is repurposed from a former Pfizer R&D facility. Many of the case study sessions described in the Life Science/Medicine and Chemistry, Engineering and Physical Science sections also have an innovation component and there are six more focused case study sessions on:
Designing for Industry Innovation: The Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde.
Bristol’s First Science Incubator, Unit DX, Provides High Quality Lab Space, Support and Equipment Access to Science SMEs.
Innovation and Commerce at “The Core” of Newcastle Science Central.
Effective Design of Reconfigurable Space and Services for Incubation and Innovation: Lessons from Recent Developments at Babraham, Rothamsted and elsewhere.
Designing for Innovation at Cambridge’s Granta Park.
Understanding the Complete Innovation Eco-system: Buildings, Support Structures, and Management at Imperial College’s New Campus.
Another presentation on ‘The Innovation Machine - How New Ideas Can Become Repetitive’ considers developments in theories of innovation, and their implications for facility design and operation. Many sessions in the UK Science Parks Association component of the Conference also address the design and operation of innovation facilities.