2022 West Yorkshire Innovation Festival: Innovation in Conversation

The YU ‘Innovation in Conversation’ webinar was organised as part of the 2022 West Yorkshire Innovation Festival on 4 October 2022. We are pleased to be able to share the recordings of the panels:

Panel One – Can universities really help SMEs to innovate?
Featuring case studies from University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield and University of Leeds, with speakers including:

  • Claire Paxman – Brand Ambassador & Director of Global Training, Paxman Coolers Limited
  • Jonny Binder – Product Design & Development, Paxman Coolers Limited
  • Professor Anant Paradkar – Director, Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science at the University of Bradford
  • Dr Suyog Aher – Head of Research and Development at Octopoda Innovations Ltd
  • Olivia Pabois – Michael Beverley Innovation Fellow at the University of Leeds

Panel Two – What can universities do to help wellbeing through innovation?
Featuring case studies from the Leeds Beckett University, York St John University and Leeds Trinity University, with speakers including:

  • Ken Clare, Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead
  • Saeeda Bashir, Obesity Institute Principal Consultant.
  • Dr Nick Rowe, Director and Founder of Converge, York St John University
  • Emma McKenzie – Senior Occupational Therapist, with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust
  • Dr James Jackson, Reader in Psychology, Leeds Trinity University
  • Dr Fabrice Bardy, Co-Founder, Hearing Power
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