On Thursday 29th March 2012 The Department of Business, Innovation & Skills is hosting a conference exploring the future of publicly-funded Innovation Vouchers. Lucid Director Alistair Williamson will attend as a National Board member of BDI, the representative body for UK industrial design. The conference will consider how business, government and academia could work better together, shaping the policy of the Technology Strategy Board, which will run future schemes.
Alistair comments: “Lucid Innovation delivered subsidised design and innovation projects for over 200 small and medium-sized businesses in the pilot innovation vouchers scheme. Our experience is that there is scope for delivering better value to the taxpayer and recipient businesses in such schemes. I will be putting forward ideas for improvements and representing BDI policy that schemes must offer businesses a choice of competent providers of design and innovation, not act as an signpost to educational institutions.”
Please contact Alistair by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like him to make representations at the conference.