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Innovation for Beauty Breakthroughs: From Ideas to Market
Innovation for Beauty Breakthroughs: From Ideas to Market

Thu, Feb 29



Innovation for Beauty Breakthroughs: From Ideas to Market

Leap into Innovation by joining our first Webinar of 2024 on 29th February: 11:30-13:30.

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Time & Location

Feb 29, 2024, 11:15 AM – 1:30 PM GMT



About the event

This webinar brings together experts in innovation management and successful market impact, protecting your intellectual property, R&D funding and Tax credits, open innovation and industry academic relationships. This is a must attend 2h session for businesses both at the forefront of innovation development and for anyone wishing to understand more about the research and innovation ecosystem. With speakers drawn mainly from our CCUK members, we are sure that your questions can be addressed during and after the webinar and more tailored support can be provided if you need it in the future.


11.30 Gill Westgate. Welcome and Introductions. 

11.40 David Greenhalgh. Innovation Management: From Strategy to Success: A whistle-stop tour of the key elements of a successful innovation process, as practised by the top innovators, as well as some of the pitfalls to avoid. Objective: arm the audience with a high-level understanding of the innovation management requirements needed to bring sustainable new products and services to the market consistently, at speed, and with a high probability of success and show how AI is changing innovation management.

11:55 Peter Bailey. Maximising Impact of Innovation in Market: The importance of R&D team to be effective communicators of technology to make it more relevant and understandable to consumers and customers.

12:10 Andrew Carridge. Supporting innovation through IP protection: An introduction to protecting IP in your innovations, how you may use it and why you should do it

12:25 Peter Corley. Helping to fund innovation with R&D tax credits: Recent changes to the R&D tax scheme and look at how scheme can be used to support innovation.

12:40 David Greenhalgh. Is collaboration the new competition? An introduction to the different types of open innovation, with examples from the cosmetics and personal care sector. In this ever-increasing complex world, with the pace of change constantly accelerating, an open innovation strategy is now a must-have to remain competitive! Objective: Show why the top innovators are involved in open innovation, giving themselves a market advantage.

12:55 Katerina Steventon. Academic Industry partnerships

13:10 Q&A with the speakers and closing remarks

13:30 Close

Speaker information

Dr David Greenhalgh is an expert in innovation management, Director of IOCIS Consulting and a licensed practitioner of Innovation 360. Dr Greenhalgh has expansive know-how and experience in all aspects of successful innovation management, from one-off innovation sprints and external solution finding to future-proofing clients by building a management system and culture of innovation through strategy and framework development, implementing robust methodologies and processes, appropriate governance, and using varied leadership styles, as well as building organisational capabilities and individual competencies. David is a champion of sustainability-orientated innovation and is also passionate about utilising open innovation to solve complex global challenges, from health and well-being to sustainability. “In my experience, open innovation can not only benefit society but deliver exceptional rewards to all those involved, above and beyond what they could achieve alone.  “For over two decades, I’ve been at the ‘coal face’ of innovation, and through applying

scientific reasoning and data-backed methodologies, I believe Innovation can be tamed. Innovation has patterns and correlations, and it follows rules! I know innovation to be a science that can be learnt and used to convert ideas into valuable realities consistently, quickly, and with a high probability of success.”

Peter Bailey: Founder of Co Create Partnership which is in independent innovation consultancy that collaborates with people and teams to translate technology into highly distinctive and impactful products and launch them efficiently and effectively into market. Peter trained as an Organic Chemist with both degree and PhD from Newcastle University together with a spell as a post-doctoral research associate at Oxford University. He subsequently spent 30 years with Unilever Hair R&D leading the development of new technology pipelines and landing technology in market via a wide variety of regional and global brands. He has also facilitated and led innovation strategy and new product pipeline workshops in Europe, USA, South America and Asia which have resulted in multiple successful product launches around the world. In January 2023 he founded Co Create Partnership, working primarily in the beauty and personal care sector with FMCG companies, ingredient suppliers and third-party contract manufacturers to help develop impactful product mixes as well as sharpening their technical communication.

Andrew Carridge. Andrew is a Partner at Reddie & Grose and a UK and European Patent Attorney based in the firm’s Cambridge office. Andrew has a Masters degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University, and prior to joining Reddie & Grose, gained commercial research and development experience at Unilever where he assisted in the development of innovative formulations for a number of well-known brands.  Andrew has over 15 years of experience in the profession, assisting clients with drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in the UK, Europe and around the world; and at opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office. He also advises on freedom to operate, patentability, due diligence, inventorship and assignment matters, and assisting clients in obtaining supplementary  protection certificates (SPC) and advising on strategies for maximising exclusivity for approved drugs, in Europe. Andrew acts for a wide range of clients including start-ups, multinational companies and academic institutions within the life sciences and chemical sectors. He has experience in a number of technical areas including antimicrobial formulations, tissue regeneration, pharmaceuticals and biologics (including antibodies), disease diagnosis and nucleic acid sequencing. Andrew also assists clients in other technical areas such as medical devices, industrial processing of biomass and materials. 

Peter Corley, Associate Director at Gateley Capitus has a vast wealth of experience with advising senior business leaders on a broad spectrum of innovation tax incentives. Peter specialises in R&D tax credits and has assisted companies across a variety of sectors with claiming this valuable tax benefit to fund future innovation and growth.

Katerina Steventon is a skincare specialist with substantial experience of working at the clinical, commercial and research interface. She holds a MSc in Clinical Biochemistry, a PhD in Transdermal Absorptions and over 25 years of global work experience in the personal care and wound care industry. Katerina has an in-depth knowledge of skin biology in both its healthy and diseased states, a comprehensive understanding of consumer and technology trends and commercialisation of research in a spectrum of healthcare areas. She has experience of running an innovation consultancy and a private clinic with a focus on functional skincare more recently joined the University of York as Business Development manager for the new Skin Research Institute. Katerina is also a Director of CCUK, leading activities in the research and innovation pillar.

Gill Westgate: Gill Westgate is a founder and Director of CCUK with background in research and innovation in the cosmetics and personal care sector. Specialist in human skin and hair R&D and strong advocate of sector support for innovation and business growth in the UK and beyond! Gill brings over 30 years experience in the sector, industry leadership skills, access to University experts, funding, facilities and mentoring. She is working with CCUK to improve higher education development for the sector to improve employability and leads the Education and Skills pillar.

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