CIMR Annual Strategy Meeting 2019

CIMR is holding its annual strategy meeting followed by a research seminar. CIMR members, as well as Birkbeck staff, students and alumni are welcome to attend. The programme of the day is listed below.

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CIMR Annual Strategy Meeting

23 May 2018, 11:00 – 14:30

Room MAL G16, Birkbeck, University of London

  • 11.00: Welcome, tea and coffee
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Session 1. CIMR annual strategy meeting
    • Minutes of the last meeting
    • Director’s review of 2018 – annual report, current activities and future plans including AU/Kogod
    • Website
    • Research activities
    • Alumni initiatives (Odile Janne/Klaus Nielsen);
    • PhD involvement
    • Impact and public engagement strategy
  • 12.30: Lunch
  • 13.00 – 14.30: Session 2. CIMR research in focus
    • Dr Elvira Uyarra, University of Manchester – The role of the state in shaping demand for regional diversification and transformation
    • Dr Andrew Atter – Leadership of Innovation: The requirement for new decision-making and ethical models

Speakers’ bios

Elvira Uyarra is Reader in Innovation Policy and Strategy at Alliance Manchester Business School (University of Manchester) where she is also director of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research. She is also Adjunct Professor at the Mohn Center of Innovation and Regional Development at the University of Western Norway. Elvira’s research activities center on: regional science and innovation policy; spatial dimensions of knowledge and innovation; evolutionary approaches to public policy, universities and regional development, and the innovation impact of public procurement. Elvira is a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association and Chair of the North West if England branch of the RSA

Dr Andrew Atter is the Founder of Pivomo, an e-learning platform and psychometric publishing firm focused on entrepreneurship; and also Managing Partner of Executive Dialogue, a global firm of Executive Coaches and Board Mentors. After a corporate career with GKN, ICI and Heinz, Dr Atter led the HayGroup reward consulting team across Asia, focusing on board-level consultancy. In 2000, he served on the board of New World Group’s Hong Kong-listed technology subsidiary. Since 2001, Dr Atter has been coaching corporate and start up boards worldwide, often employed by angel investors and private equity. From 2012-14, Dr Atter was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Birkbeck. In 2016, Dr Atter was awarded his doctorate by the Institute of Work-based Learning at Middlesex University.