Innovation Exchange- Leveraging the Knowledge Base

Innovation Exchange

The built environment and construction industry face constant external and internal challenges that require a systemic approach to innovation to turn these challenges into opportunity. Innovation is vital to driving continuous improvement and to achieve our net zero ambitions, although it often suffers from hype with a lot of noise and a lack of implementation.


Join us for the next Innovation Exchange meeting on Wednesday 3rd July, focussing on ‘Leveraging the Knowledge Base’…

How does the construction sector collaborate with the universities and RTOs?
Do we fully understand the skills and knowledge available to help industry solve our current and future challenges?
How we can leverage those relationships to maximise R&D opportunities and create industry wide innovation?
Is the sharing of knowledge created good enough and clear enough?

In this session we will be hearing from a panel of stakeholders from academia, RTOs and from the AgriTech sector to consider what works, how to make it work better and how we improve the value of the relationship between industry and the research community.

Group Chair, Ben Pritchard, will be chairing a panel including:

  • Dr Jo Morgan, Design Manager, SPECIFIC, University of Swansea
  • Robert Hill, Director of Innovation, Commercialisation and Grant Support, Rothamsted Research
  • Tom Bassett, Research Lead, BRE
  • Nick Podevyn, Innovation & Improvement Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
  • Kelly Harrison, Director, Whitby Wood


This event provides Constructing Excellence National members with CPD in partnership with BRE Academy.



Jul 03 2024


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Constructing Excellence




Antoinette Campbell
[email protected]
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