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21st Apr 2023 / 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Innovating and Entrepreneuring within British Craft Based Manufacturing Ventures

University of Liverpool School of Law & Social Justice, University of Liverpool, Chatham Street, Liverpool L69 7ZH

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By: University of Liverpool Management School


This event is organised by Dr Anup Karath Nair from the Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) Group at the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) in partnership with the InterAct Network.

InterAct is a £4.4 million, Made Smarter Innovation funded, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) -led network that aims to bring together economic and social scientists, UK manufacturers, and digital technology providers to address the human issues resulting from the diffusion of new technologies in industry.

Delegates will be exposed to the ‘next practices’ at some of Britian’s leading craft-based manufacturing businesses. They can listen to and learn about entrepreneuring and innovating from the first-hand experience of business leaders within British Craft Based Manufacturing ventures such as Ooni, Timberkits and The Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Company. Delegates will also develop an intimate understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting British manufacturing.

The agenda for the event is as follows:

  • 09:30 – 10:00 – Delegate Arrival and Registration (Tea, coffee, orange juice with morning pastries)
  • 10:00 – 10:30: Introduction to ULMS and the Conference
  • 10:30 – 11:15: Introduction to the InterAct Network (Prof Jill MacBryde)
  • 11:15 – 12:00: Innovating and Entrepreneuring at Ooni by Kristian Tapaninaho (Co-Founder and CEO Ooni)
  • 12:00 -13:00: Networking Lunch
  • 13:00 – 13:45 Innovating and Entrepreneuring at Timberkits by Sarah Reast (MD Timberkits)
  • 13:45 – 14:30: Innovating and Entrepreneuring at The Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Company Ltd by Sarah Watson
  • 14:30 – 14:45: Tea and Coffee break
  • 14:45 – 15:30 Panel Discussion, Q&A, and Closing Remark
  • 15:30 – End