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Blancpain is the world’s oldest watch brand. It was founded in 1735 and over nearly three centuries has proved one of the most prolific movement manufacturers, not least of high-end complications. Still a traditional company, Blancpain makes its minute repeaters, carrousels and perpetual calendars on two sites, one of which is a converted farmhouse in the village of Le Brassus, right in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking community.
GHD recognises and understands the world is constantly changing. We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. We are a global professional services company that leads through engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Our forward-looking, innovative approaches connect and sustain communities around the world.
Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are focused on building lasting relationships with our partners and clients. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals connected by over 200 offices, across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region.
In the pursuit of knowledge, we believe in technology for profound human impact. This is who we are at Swinburne University of Technology, and we do that by solving the big challenges facing the world through excellence in research and providing relevant skills for an ever-evolving workforce. Swinburne is currently ranked in the Top 3% of research universities in the world. Our research institutes in manufacturing futures, data science, smart cities, health and social innovation, including our initiatives in space tech, showcase our commitment to outcome-focused work that aligns to state, national and global priorities.
We know that magic happens when university and industry are interlinked. Together with Amazon Web Services, Swinburne has jointly established the Data for Social Good Innovation Centre, the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere. With Bendigo Bank, we co-created Australia’s first Master of Financial Technologies. And with Siemens, we co-developed the only Industry 4.0-focused associate degree anywhere in the world. We are also Australia’s first Adobe Creative Campus, another step in producing our most digitally literate, adaptive graduates yet.
Perhaps most importantly, Swinburne’s Innovation Precinct is where we turn ‘what ifs’ into actions that create far-reaching ripples. We take in start-ups and tech innovators, then connect them to the myriad minds across the university. And through our pitch nights, masterclasses and accelerator programs, we are collaboration-central for students, staff, community and industry.
All this, in service of thoughts and things, people and technology that can change the world.
LEGO® Education offers hands-on, playful STEAM learning experiences based on the LEGO® system of bricks, hardware, software and content for students and their teachers in early learning, primary, and secondary education as well as through after-school programs and competitions.
LEGO Education gives students the tools they need to learn STEAM concepts in a fun, engaging way, while also helping them develop essential 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking and communication. Students get hands-on experience with STEAM subjects, all while working within national education standards aligned lessons which are adaptable to the needs of students across all ages and abilities. With teacher training, getting-started guides, and lesson plans, educators can ignite learning in the classroom, with the option to extend the learning via afterschool programs, competitions and more.
These solutions create an environment for active, collaborative learning where students build skills for their future, a lifelong love for learning and confidence in their ability to learn and solve problems, setting them up for success in their future careers.
At the same time as the first Porsche took to the street, over 70 years ago, the Stuttgart marque also made its debut on the race track. The testing ground of motorsport has seen Porsche consistently push the boundaries of innovation with one goal in mind; the future of the sportscar.
Building on a record 19 overall wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this year sees Porsche embark on a new, exciting chapter with its debut in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. And, in the Porsche tradition, lessons learned from motorsport will continue to be shared in the first battery electric Porsche sportscar – the Taycan – that also launches later in 2019. One thing that is certain; as with every Porsche over the last seven decades, it will carry the soul of a true sportscar.
Porsche Cars GB are delighted to partner with Codex on the World's Top 50 Innovators 2019 event, and look forward to representing the brand throughout the year, to bring our story to life with you. porsche.com/uk
Who We Are
We are Merck, a vibrant science and technology company. Science is at the heart of everything we do. It drives the discoveries we make and the technologies we create.
We are Merck
Our pursuit is progress for people everywhere. That's why we take a closer look at things, ask questions and think ahead.
We've been around for more than 350 years, yet our majority owners are still the descendants of Friedrich Jacob Merck, the man who founded our company in Darmstadt, Germany in 1668.
Since then, we have become a truly global company, with around 52,000 employees in 66 countries working on breakthrough solutions and technologies. In 2018, we invested a total of € 2.2 billion in research and development.
We are Merck. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada. Here we operate as EMD Serono in the Biopharma business, as MilliporeSigma in the Life Science business, and as EMD Performance Materials in the materials business.
We are experts
Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials are our core businesses. In all three sectors, we offer specialized and high-quality products
Healthcare: We help improve and prolong life
From prescription medicines to treat conditions such as cancer and infertility, our goal is to make a difference to millions of lives.
Life Science: Our research helps researchers
In our Life Science business we collaborate with the global scientific community to solve the industry's toughest problems. We provide scientists with lab materials, technologies and services to make research and biotech production simpler, faster and safer.
Performance Materials: We create brilliant perspectives and crystal clear images
In our Performance Materials business we develop specialty chemicals for demanding applications, from liquid crystals and OLED materials for displays and lighting to effect pigments for coatings and cosmetics through to high-tech materials for the electronics industry.
Curious – Future Insight
This overarching innovation initiative creates opportunities to network and to deep-dive into science and technology topics for a bright future. Curious2020 – Future Insight Conference in July. Future Insight Prize, a prize of up to 1,000,000 Euro per year for groundbreaking advancements. Innovation Cup, a Summer Camp for academic talents from various disciplines.
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Oris was founded in 1904. Since the management buy-out in 1982, the company has been privately owned, mainly by the board members and the management. In 1985, long before the recent mechanical watch trend took off, Oris used its independence to put its entire focus on manufacturing mechanical watches. Today, this strategy holds strong: Oris continues to make watches for people who ‘Go their own way’. Our customers are passionate about authentic, Swiss Made mechanical watches that offer inventive solutions and genuine value. And while we push boundaries with our watches, they always conform to the Oris credo: ‘Things must make sense’
The Møller Institute, at Churchill College in the University of Cambridge is proud to partner with the prestigious Codex World’s Top 50 Innovators event. Based in Cambridge for over 25 years we have played our part in Cambridge’s Silicon Fen success story as an innovative centre for excellence bringing together the worlds of academia and business at Churchill College for professional and executive education.
Our Explorer Mindset leadership development programme prepares innovative entrepreneurs and visionaries for new frontiers in leadership. It’s a unique senior leadership development programme designed to equip leaders with the cognitive, emotional and behavioural resources required to confidently lead their organisations through one of the most competitive and unpredictable environments for centuries. The programme is framed around seven ‘mindset dimensions’ – Leading Innovation; Personal Resilience; Approach Orientation; Avoidance Orientation; Ambiguity Tolerance; Preparedness and Perspective Taking – and gives you access to a fusion of practical and creative leadership development underpinned by evidence-based intellectual thinking. The Explorer Mindset programme gives you the chance to build upon your strengths, acknowledge weakness and find the resources within yourself to be a top innovator.
If you are brave enough to challenge yourself and embark on a personal exploration then read more at www.explorermindset.com
Wiggin is a leading law firm for media, technology and IP. We advise clients on the financing, exploitation and protection of their creative and commercial assets in these sectors.
Alongside its specialist commercial expertise, the firm provides a full legal service across corporate, tax, finance, litigation, employment and property. Wiggin’s clients range from leading businesses in broadcast entertainment, music, sport and publishing through to platforms, content retailers, gaming and technology companies and early stage entrepreneurs.
The firm’s Brussels office provides legal support and lobbies EU decision makers on behalf of clients on a wide range of matters, including EU copyright, audio visual regulation, data protection, competition policy, trade and e-commerce. Wiggin has also built a network of trusted overseas law firms, with a similar technology, media and IP focus, covering all key worldwide jurisdictions.
Wiggin technology insight pieces can be viewed here
At BCS, we’re on a mission to ensure everyone’s experience with technology is positive. It’s something we’ve been committed to since 1957. We're 65,000 members in 150 countries, and a wider community of business leaders, educators, practitioners and policy-makers all committed to our mission. As a charity with a royal charter, our agenda is to lead the IT industry through its ethical challenges, to support the people who work in the industry, and to make IT good for society.
Our vision is for a competent and ethical profession that is diverse, inclusive and plentiful in talent at all levels and for a society that is resilient and thriving in the digital world with access to the technology, knowledge and skills needed.
Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber security, having developed AI algorithms that mimic the human immune system to defend enterprise networks of all types and sizes. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal’ for all devices and users, updating its understanding as the environment changes.
By applying its unique, unsupervised machine learning, Darktrace has identified 30,000 previously unknown threats in over 2,400 networks, including zero-days, insider threats and subtle, stealthy attacks. The company has experienced 600% year-on-year revenue growth. With 500 employees in 24 offices and dual headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge UK, Darktrace was named ‘Most Innovative Security Company of the Year 2017,’ ‘Bloomberg Innovator,’ and ‘GSN Homeland Security’ award winner. The company’s valuation is $.5 billion and its investors include KKR, Softbank, Summit, Invoke Capital, and Samsung.
JC Video is a production company, specialising in promotional and educational web video and films, animation and live streaming. Over the last five years of business, JC Video has worked with a wide variety of companies and organisations, from small, humble charities like the Animals in Distress and the Amber Foundation, to larger clients, including the NHS, Environment Agency, Gold Crest Films and John Deere.
Founder and director Jack Carey has an innovation background working within the NHS to implement immersive technology, such as 360 video, Virtual Reality, live stream and video content, within a healthcare environment. Since then, he created JC Video to work with both established larger brands and small start ups. With a team of talented videographers, editors and broadcast engineers, the goal is to create content that enables companies and organisations to share messages simply.
JC Video is proud to have been the official video and media producers for Codex over the last three years. Over that period, JCV have produced over 70 individual keynote talks with influential representatives from NASA, Google, IBM, Rolls Royce and many more. Working closely with the organisers, JCV has ensured the highest quality content for use on Codex’s social media, website and promotional materials, as well as consulting and informing the future direction of the brand’s digital strategy.
The Royal Society of Medicine was established in 1805 and granted a Royal Charter by His Majesty King William IV in 1834. A Supplementary Charter was granted in 1907 by King Edward VII. The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the Society promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine.
The Royal Society of Medicine’s mission is to advance health, through education and innovation.
3D Printing Industry (3DPI) is a global media company providing a dedicated resource for anyone interested in 3D printing and 3D scanning — two fields of technology that are rapidly growing in relevance and application across industrial and consumer sectors.
These two technologies are playing a key role in the advent of a DigiCal world, where physical meets digital.
The mission of 3DPI is to report on and create original content centered around the latest developments in 3D printing and 3D scanning to keep our large and growing audience abreast of technology breakthroughs, the latest applications and the opinions of industry insiders.
3DPI works with a dedicated team of experienced writers with a keen interest in 3D printing and 3D scanning. Our Media is also open to the community and external contributors willing to share their passion and insight into 3D printing and 3D scanning. We believe that this open mindset will encourage dissemination of innovation and ideas. It echoes the open source approach that has been so successful in the software industries over the last 30 years.
Finally, 3DPI is offering unique tools and services that are helping our community to best benefit from 3D printing tremendous opportunities.
We are dedicated to offering our content and services with extreme care, openness, honesty and independence.
3D Printing Industry, the Authority on 3D Printing. Visit us at https://3dprintingindustry.com
Nesta is a global innovation foundation. It backs new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Nesta uses its knowledge, networks, funding and skills - working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. Nesta is a UK charity that works all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.
To find out more visit www.nesta.org.uk
Marks & Clerk has long been recognised as one of the leading patent and trade mark attorney firms across the globe, with eight offices across the UK and a further eight in North America and the Asia-Pacific.
You will find that our patent and trade mark attorneys together with our associated firm of solicitors offer a comprehensive range of intellectual property services - covering patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. This includes obtaining protection worldwide, portfolio management, strategic and commercial advice, licensing, enforcement, due diligence and litigation.
In addition, Marks & Clerk Consulting offers a wider range of services, complimentary to our mainstream services including IP valuations as well as product and design consultancy services. You can also access the extensive international network and intellectual property connections that we work closely with around the world to receive an integrated world-wide service.
The size and extent of our resources means that you will find expertise covering an incredibly diverse range of technologies and industry sectors all under one roof. This differentiates us. The broad technical expertise of our team along with full understanding of the commercial issues you face means that you need look no further for your intellectual property partner.
The Women's Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development.
Working in partnership, we support and inspire women to achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders; we encourage the education of engineering; and we support companies with gender diversity and inclusion. Our vision is a nation in which women are as likely as men to choose to study and work in engineering, and one in which there are enough engineers to meet a growing demand. www.wes.org.uk.
Tharsus are a smart team of technical consultants and contract manufacturers with specialist experience in Robotic and Autonomous Systems applications requiring comms, sensing, mechanical motion, measurement and control.
We get our customers ahead with commercial robotic solutions. Typically we work with clients that have a core focus on the “higher level” task functionality of a system, where Tharsus provide the robust electro- mechanical package and fundamental control systems.
These control systems usually take the form of motor drives, sensor packages, batteries/BMS, system wide networks and the embedded controllers and firmware to integrate and manage the product’s fundamental actions.
The “higher level” task functionality such as decision making, route planning and task integration is typically an area where our clients have their core IP and our role is to support and integrate it.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi
Taylor Wessing is a leading international law firm, working with clients in the world's most dynamic industries. We have more than 1,000 lawyers in 26 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, offering an integrated service across the full range of practice areas.
The firm has a long history of doing business with India, both inbound and outbound work. Our India Group comprises lawyers that are dual-qualified in India and other jurisdictions, have worked in private practice in India and had successful senior management roles in Indian companies, bringing a unique blend of skills and experience to the India practice.
We operate a truly global India team. In the UK alone we have 23 lawyers that are members of the India Group, which is headed by Laurence Lieberman, with double that number again of India specialists across our international network of offices. Members of the India Group travel to India regularly to meet clients, professional firms and government bodies.
Our clients include major generic pharmaceutical companies, domestic and international real estate developers, state owned and privately owned banks and other financial institutions and funds, major technology providers and developers, infrastructure companies, aviation businesses, large steel manufacturers, consumer products conglomerates and several HNW and UHNW individuals and families.
Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 12 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact. www.hbr.org
Asian Lite is one of the fastest growing Asian newspapers in the UK. We are the first publication in the country to identify the potential and promote the contributions of British Asian professionals.
Asian Lite has adapted modern publishing technologies and market trends to cater to the news and information demands of British Asian professionals. We uphold the core values of honesty and integrity which defines the essence of journalism. We strive to build the bridges between the sub- continent and its former citizens and keep them updated of their roots which they hold dear to their heart. www.asianlite.com
Tech City News is the leading resource of news, events and information for technology innovators in London. We cover technology, why it matters to our lives, and the innovative businesses and people behind it. Our aim is to be the destination of choice and voice of the community and companies driving the growth in the digital capital of Europe. www.techcitynews.com
London & Partners is the Mayor of London's official promotional agency. Our mission is to tell London’s story brilliantly to an international audience. Our purpose is to support the Mayor’s priorities by promoting London internationally, as the best city in the world in which to invest, work, study and visit. We do this by devising creative ways to promote London and to amplify the Mayor’s messages, priorities and campaigns to international audiences.
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BT Global Services uses the power of communications to make a better world. We provide the technology services to over 6,500 customers in more than 170 countries, including all of the FTSE100 companies, to help make the connections they need to succeed.
Core to our approach is the belief that IT is as much an art as it is a science. So we collaborate with our partners and customers to spark creative approaches to tackle problems, seizing opportunities and transforming these ideas into stunning business outcomes.
And throughout our 100+ year history, innovation has been our lifeblood. The telephone, the world's first programmable computer, fibre-optic cable – the list of past BT innovations is endless. And today we are still right at the forefront, building smart cities, smart roads and buildings for you.
It is our culture of open innovation and our people that make BT an innovation powerhouse. We build new platforms so our customers don't have to. We take pride in our global innovation scouting centres, development and deployment model, and research partnerships with leading universities including MIT. This expertise helps bring all this together to keep our products – and our customers' businesses – fresh, adaptive and innovative.
PharmaTimes Magazine is for pharma, payers and patients, with a circulation of 23,184, as well as an estimated pass-on readership of 42,500. PharmaTimes reaches more than 8,000 NHS healthcare professionals every quarter – including chief pharmacists, medicines management, AHSNs, and NHS commissioners. PharmaTimes Digital receives 219,996 page views a month and the website has 88,341 unique visitors a month. PharmaTimes aims to kickstart challenging healthcare conversations and prides itself on quality, independent and engaging content that is accessible to all healthcare stake holders. www.pharmatimes.com
Flanders Investment & Trade is a Flemish Government agency that offers a wide range of specialised services to companies here and abroad. Companies already located in the region can turn to Flanders Investment & Trade for advice and guidance on a variety of issues - from export services to financial support and outward investment. Foreign companies looking for quality suppliers of products and services in Flanders can obtain assistance from Flanders Investment & trade as well.
Foreign companies intending to set up a branch or subsidiary in Flanders are entitled to free consultation services on all aspects of their planned activities: from financing options and tax benefits to site location, recruitment of personnel and finding the right contacts. With over 75 offices worldwide, Flanders Investment & Trade is well represented in the major countries. www.investinflanders.be
Monospace lab is a small software company that gives very powerful User Interface Designs with in-depth researched User Experience Design along with a high-quality edge technology coding implementation.
We believe that design was never as important as today. Products win or lose because the merciless market judges their user experience as amazing or a terrible misunderstanding. That’s the completely new era that we all need to face. The practice of User Experience Design is not only a direct route to a successful product. It’s also a road to satisfied customers. And as you’re well aware - sometimes we’re makers and sometimes we’re consumers. In the best interests of all of us, we should treat UX seriously.
We, as a company we’ve been involved in many end-to-end projects: e-commerce platforms, brochure websites, start-ups, hardware-software integrated systems, enterprise solutions, digital banking, mobile apps and many more. At all times, we try to create results for web that matters.
Visit us at: www.monospacelabs.com
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages.
Up to 10 million people visit the British Library website - www.bl.uk - every year where they can view up to 4 million digitised collection items and over 40 million pages.
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) connects people to accelerate innovation.
We help businesses to get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives.
As a network partner of Innovate UK, KTN links new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors.
From 5G Networks to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence and from Immersive Technology to Transport, KTN combines deep knowledge in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries.
Connecting with KTN can lead you to potential partners, horizon-expending events, bespoke support and innovation insights relevant to your needs.
The Science Council sets the standards for practising scientists and science technicians, through professional registration.
Every scientist has a responsibility to society, and themselves, to work with integrity, keep their skills and knowledge up to date and consider how their efforts affect the world around them.
The Science Council supports its professional membership bodies to be more effective in representing and meeting the needs of the science community, and attracting the next generation into fulfilling science careers.
We also work with employers to recognise professional practice among their scientific staff and the responsible application of science for benefit of society.