Opportunities for Innovation and Growth for the Marine Industry in Cornwall
Pool Innovation Centre (nr. Redruth)
Thursday 20th October 2011
Thanks to all those who attended and participated in the Marine Conference 2011. Details of the event can be found below and some short videos of the day produced by Sideways Cornwall can be found on the Video Showcase page.
Key note speakers:
Open for Innovation
Experts from BIC Innovation lead an exploration of the strategic and practical elements of applying innovation within businesses, and the positive outcomes that can be produced as a result.
A workshop hosted by CCB Professional’s Ashley Davies, exploring the opportunities for business improvement and growth offered by applying Lean principles to the manufacturing process.
Mark Shayler from Tickety Boo says: “There’s a lot of hot air spouted in relation to carbon foot-printing. Sometimes we measure the wrong things. Rather than focus on site-based impacts we really need to look at the products we design, build, use and dispose of. This workshop will cut through some of this nonsense and identify the largest environmental impact of your products. Please bring your product with you so that it can be disassembled and reviewed during the session. We will also consider specific legal and environmental issues for the marine sector. The session will be entertaining, stimulating and slightly chaotic.”
A Composite processing demonstration & workshop, presented by MIS Manager Alex Whatley, in conjunction with Composite Integration Ltd., this session will be very practical, covering closed mould processing methodologies and focussing on vacuum assisted Resin Transfer Moulding (VRTM), also known as ‘RTM light’. An overview of other closed mould processes, such as resin infusion, will be included and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions of industry experts.
Why did companies attend the Marine Conference?
- Access up-to-date industry thinking and expertise
- Participate in interactive workshops and seminars
- Experience a live advanced composite processing workshop (including a resin transfer moulding demo)
- Promote your products and services
- Network and establish valuable new industry contacts
- Secure a fully-funded marine specialist from the Marine Innovation Service to work directly with your business*
How could businesses benefit?
- Tackle existing/ future challenges
- Develop new/ improved products
- Enhance systems and processes
- Access new technologies
- Establish new sales/ market opportunities
- Build new business partnerships
- Improve business performance & increase profitability
The Marine Innovation Service is an initiative of Falmouth Marine School. The Conference was delivered in partnership with Composite Integration, Plymouth University, Regen SouthWest, MAS-SW, BIC Innovation, Tickety Boo and Cornwall College Business.
The Marine Innovation Service hosted this Conference thanks to support from the European Regional Development Fund through the Convergence Programme for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.