News & Events-Learn about the power of collaboration at the C2i 2017 conference

There's just a month left to register to attend the Collaborate to Innovate (C2i) conference, which will showcase the winners of The Engineer magazine's celebration of engineering partnerships.

Frazer-Nash is joint headline sponsor for the conference, which will take place on 7 December at the Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre in Coventry.

This year, the conference is delighted to welcome Sir Vince Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats and former Secretary of State for business. Sir Vince will talk about the importance of engineering to the wider economy and comment on some of the key advantages and challenges of the collaborative process.

We're also excited to welcome another major figure in the UK manufacturing landscape, Professor Rajkumar Roy - Director of Manufacturing at Cranfield University, who will examine the benefits of cross-sector collaboration, and look at how effective cross-sector partnerships can be built.

Multi-partner projects present a number of significant challenges, not least the protection of intellectual property (IP). Liam Hynes, Deputy Director of Innovation at the UK government's Intellectual Property Office will examine some of the issues around safeguarding IP in collaborative and shared digital environments.

The C2i awards are celebrating the best examples of innovative, technology-led collaboration from across UK industry and academia. The winners of the awards were announced at a ceremony in London in September. Find out more about the winners here.

For more information on the C2i conference, click here.