The Science of Innovation explained to North East businesses

Posted on the 18 January 2012

The Science of Innovation explained to North East businesses

Prolific inventor Trevor Baylis OBE will take centre stage at Newcastle City Library this January as part of Newcastle Science City's ‘The Science of' series, a programme of events supporting the city's efforts to bring the first regional Business and IP Centre to Newcastle.

Trevor Baylis, who shot to fame when he created the clockwork radio, will lead The Science of Innovation during "Innovation Month" at an event on 24 January.

With a career built on a lifetime interest in inventing, Baylis is well known for his inspirational approach. He will share his concerns surrounding the perceived neglect of invention in the UK and how great innovations can change the world.

Joining Trevor will be Professor James Hayton, the David Goldman Professor of Innovation and Enterprise at Newcastle University, who will focus on how the influences of intangible assets such as culture, human capital and human resource management practices impact on the innovation process.

Simon Green, programme manager at Newcastle Science City, said: "This event is not to be missed - both Trevor Baylis and Professor Hayton are hotly sought after speakers with a wealth of knowledge to share with and motivate the region's science and technology companies.

"At a time when inspiration and business support are vital for the region's entrepreneurial community, our guest speakers will merge the highly topical subject of innovation with science, business and personal development into their sessions, which are sure to stimulate a great deal of thought and debate amongst the audience."

Aimed at company leaders, managers and business owners in the North East, the event is free to attend and will take place at the Newcastle City Library.

To find out more please log on to www.thescienceof.co.uk