Innovation is stimulating growth in the manufacturing sector by helping businesses and research institutions accelerate new concepts into commercial reality. At this networking lunch, Nissan and Sunderland City Council will talk about how they have collaborated to deliver a world leading automotive sector and the lessons learnt from this close strategic relationship between public and private sectors.
Topics addressed will include:
- Harnessing the speed and growth of innovation to maintain a competitive edge;
- Developing partnerships to deliver collaboration between cities and countries;
- Building scale in an area to foster growth, in cities and across regions; and
- Working to deliver advanced manufacturing, IP policies, getting ideas to market and how innovation has shaped this
The key note address will be delivered by Jerry Hardcastle, Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Limited. Respondents include Councillor Paul Watson, Leader, Sunderland City Council. The event will be hosted at the British Residence and opened by British Ambassador to Belgium, Alison Rose.
Nissan is an organisation known for its innovation and reputation for reliability. Much of that innovation comes from the UK. Take the record breaking Qashqai: built in Sunderland, the model has recently surpassed 2 million units in just eight years of production.