Mr Ivan Buckley, Project Manager
National Graphene Institute (NGI)
Need for Hub and Spoke relationships
Open Innovation Approach - Academia, RTOs, and Business
Greater engagement from industry (demand pull)
Developing supply chain capability, e.g. equipment suppliers, material processors, etc
Building critical mass
Speaker Biography (Ivan Buckley)
Ivan Buckley is the Director, Business Development for Graphene@Manchester, which includes The University of Manchester, the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC). Previously, he was the Project Manager for the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), the largest centre of its type within the UK national High Value Manufacturing Catapult Network. Originally from an industry background, he has championed the need for high value manufacturing and the role that advanced materials can play in its recovery, playing a prominent role in the development and implementation of both regional and national strategies for High Value Manufacturing and Advanced Materials.
Company Profile (National Graphene Institute)
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Set to open in early 2015, the $100m National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester in the UK will be the world's leading centre of graphene research and commercialisation. The NGI will uniquely offer a collaborative environment where industry and science can work side by side on developing new and exciting graphene applications.