Innovation Board

Life Sciences Sector Plan (Chalice Medical of Worksop)

The Innovation Board, currently chaired by Paul Harris, is responsible for developing a strategic and coordinated approach to innovation activities, which support and drive forward D2N2’s economic growth ambitions as articulated in the Strategic Economic Plan and Science & Innovation Audit. 

The Innovation Board does this by bringing together universities, policymakers, delivery partners and businesses into effective industrial partnerships.

Innovation Board Specification:

  • Builds on the evidence of the D2N2 Science and Innovation Audit and further define market strengths and opportunities to inform the Local Industrial Strategy;
  • Identifies opportunities to raise performance in our core innovation-led sectors as identified in the Science and Innovation Audit: Transport Equipment Manufacturing, Food and Drink and Life Sciences and Energy & Low CarbonChampion knowledge exchange and collaboration with existing areas of expertise to encourage wider adoption; including amongst SMEs and across supply chains;
  • Identifies opportunities to harness our specialist expertise and know-how to address the Grand Challenges in the national Industrial Strategy, specifically about Mobility, Low Carbon and an Ageing Population, through our market priorities and reviewing the D2N2 Enabling competencies as defined within the Strategic Economic Plan;
  • Encourages greater adoption of digitalisation across the economy through showcasing the opportunities from digitalisation, sharing best practice and encouraging collaboration;
  • Influences the development and design of future skills for D2N2 businesses to deploy & commercialise their innovation through the Industrial Partnerships  to respond to national innovation funding calls, but also demonstrate competencies within D2N2 as the place for world-class innovation;
  • Identifies opportunities to host new pilots, by encouraging collaborative Industrial Partnerships that can champion D2N2’s reputation as a home for innovation, and attract further investment and support job creation.

For a copy of the Innovation Board Terms of Reference click here.

Innovation Board Membership:

The following people serve on the Innovation Board

Paul Harris (Chair) Phi Advisory Limited
Huw Bowen Chesterfield Borough Council
Mike Epton Centre for Management & Business Development
Glenn Needham NFS
Mark McIntyre Boston Scientific
Ian Care Derby TRIZ
John Beardmore T4 Sustainability
Karen Bradford Gedling Borough Council
Julian Bowrey Innovate UK
Michael Carr Nottingham Trent University
Annabel Franks Annabel Franks Strategy Adviser
Chris Gerada University of Nottingham
Richard Hall Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Jo Bradley-Fortune (Inclusion Rep) Consultant
Nicki Jenkins Nottingham City Council
Warren Manning University of Derby
Nicola McCoy-Brown Nottinghamshire Council Council
James Phipps Nesta
Sajeeda Rose D2N2 LEP
Adrian Smith Nottinghamshire County Council
Alan Smith Derby City Council
Ben Sumner University of Nottingham
David Wright BEIS

D2N2 Contact Officer: Frank Horsley (0115 9578 757 ext 2129)

2020 Innovation Board Meeting Dates:

Meeting Date Board Minutes

10 February

22 April

8 June

7 October

1 December

10 February

22 April

8 June

7 October

1 December

2019 Innovation Board Meeting Dates:

Meeting Date Board Minutes

20 September

9 December

September

December