Bridging the 'Valley of Death' evidence at University of Sheffield

02 July 2012

The Committee wish to explore the way in which defence and aerospace has been commercialised, what is changing and whether there are lessons to be learned by other sectors

The Science and Technology Committee will hold the following oral evidence session in its inquiry into 'Bridging the "valley of death": improving the commercialisation of research'.


Monday 2 July 2012
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre,
The University of Sheffield

At 11.15 am

  • Rees Ward CB, CEO, ADS
  • Professor Keith Hayward, Head of Research, Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Henner Wapenhans, Head of Technology Strategy, Rolls-Royce
  • Dr Ruth Mallors, Director, Aerospace, Aviation and Defence KTN
  • Sir John Chisholm, Engineering the Future

The evidence session will be held at the Dreamliner Boardroom at the AMRC. The AMRC's address is as follows:

AMRC with Boeing
Rolls-Royce Factory of the Future
University of Sheffield
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Wallis Way
Rotherham  S60 5TZ 

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats. Members of the public are encouraged to arrive early as they will have to sign in at the AMRC’s reception.

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