Innovation Management Technical Network


Helloo! I’m pleased to share an update with you re The IET’s Innovation Management Technical Network that was formed in 2019! I will be using this space to update and give you a chance to share your comments which i will share with the committee.

The Technical Network was created following an invite only scoping event we held with the network’s stakeholders.The scoping event provided the valuable feedback to enable us to shape the aims and topics.Thank you to all those who expressed interest in joining the first committee, we have been fortunate to receive a lot interest to join which made the decision challenging.

Our stakeholders are important to us, and i will use this blog to update you with key updates. This blog is a starting point for us and would like to see the online network grow. I welcome any ideas and feedback or speak to me at our next event. I will share updates here including committee succession opportunities.  

Executive Committee

Our aim is to provide support and guide innovators and the funders of innovation (public and private) to overcome the challenges associated with managing innovation. The activities are relevant to entrepreneurs, businesses, investors, academics, funding bodies, and Government.

Chair – Deepak Gupta

Executive Members:
  • Andrew Kimber
  • Bridget Morgan
  • Chris Morriss
  • Emma Hughes
  • Mark Scibor-Rylski
  • Matthew Cox
  • Richard Theo Grant
  • Andrea Lund – Main staff contact
We are excited to announce our first event that will be focused on the challenge’s associated with securing funding to aid the commercialisation of innovative developments.  We will cover different funding sources in the private and public sectors and have representatives and speakers from funders, investors and those benefiting from funding. For further information please visit our event page

This first event is part of a series of events that address different innovation management challenges that businesses of all sizes face, from securing funding to exploiting intellectual property. We will also highlight real-life case studies that show successes, challenges and how pitfalls were navigated. We understand that our events will be applicable to a wide network of stakeholders and to support this we will include networking opportunities at our events. We will be contacting registrants for the 17th March Event to select from pre-defined categories to help you connect and identify relevant connections.

A preview of the categories:

1. Seeking funding and / or support
2. Potential funder
3. Offering support & guidance
4. Looking for collaborators
5. General interest

A few reasons to attend our next event. I hope to see you there!

• To enable innovators better understand the UK funding landscape for securing investment
• To enable innovators better understand what ‘good’ looks like in relation to bidding for funding
• To enable funders and investors raise awareness of their funding opportunities and what they are looking for in new investment opportunities
• To maximise opportunities for engagement with speakers and other delegates
9.30 Registration  
10.30 Welcome & introduction
Innovation Management Chair
Networking Opportunities
11.00 Private Funding 
3x Funder speakers and 1x Innovator case study
12.30 Lunch
1.00 Public Funding
3x Funder speakers and 1x Innovator case study
2.30 Closing comments
3.00 Further networking  

Times and speakers to be confirmed

For any enquiries, please contact Andrea Lund and subscribe to this blog to receive notifications.
I have a varied and busy portfolio that includes: Technical Networks: Innovation Management, Nuclear Engineering & PEMD. I am also the Senior Staff Member for communities’ activities across the EMEA region. We like to hear from you and welcome any ideas. To get in touch with me or the communities team at …
Blog IET Insights 31/01/2020 8:37am GMT

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