Outline Sessions

Click here to download 2018 Agenda

CoInnovate 2018 will showcase the latest technologies across sensors, materials and autonomous machines through presentations, panel discussions, technology pitches and will once again include engaging workshops to explore market-driven challenges and opportunities across a number of sectors.

This year is even more exciting – as the compound semiconductor technology cluster is moving from a vision to a reality, we need to think ahead collectively. We’re proudly supporting CS Connected at the upcoming conference in exploring collaborative approaches to supply chains, technology development and commercialisation.

* Not to be missed: Live 5G demo with Prof Mischa Dohler – one of today’s most talented leaders in wireless communications! Scroll to the evening session for more details!

Registration (08:30 – 09:15)

Morning: Future Tech (09:15 – 12:50)

Showcasing latest trends, emerging technologies and applications in sensors, IoT, materials, additive manufacturing, robotics & machine learning.

Speakers & Panellists include:


Tech Live! *NEW

Fast-paced pitches throughout the day from technology providers (SMEs, start-ups and academia) to showcase their technologies and attract potential partners for follow-up discussions. Find out more here and apply!


Afternoon: Future Regions (13:50 – 17:30)

Presentations, discussions and interactive workshops exploring regional programmes and industry interests. and the role of open innovation, academia, government and industry in building technology clusters.

Speakers and Panellists include:

  • Henry White, Lead Technologist: Sensing, BAE Systems
  • Airbus (TBC)
  • Simon Schneider, Director UK, ECSI Consulting
  • Dr Sarah Perkins, Director, GW4


Collaboration PitStop

This popular workshop returns to CoInnovate to showcase challenges and opportunities looking for technology providers and collaborative solutions.


Tech Live Awards (17:05 – 17:30)

Panellists include:

  • Rob Rolley, Technology Director, General Dynamics UK
  • Lucy Ackland, Senior Development Engineer, Renishaw
  • Pete Stirling, COO, Dashboard Ltd
  • William Sachiti, Founder, Institute of Robotics
  • Olivier LeRoux, Business Development Manager, Johnson Matthey
  • Carl Griffiths, Technology Seed Fund Manager, Development Bank of Wales


Drinks Reception & Networking Buffet (17:30 – 18:30)


Evening: Innovation Open Mic with CS Connected (18:30 – 20:15)

This unique evening session wil introduce the World’s first cluster brand, CS Connected, on compound semiconductor technologies and applications. Speakers will outline key application opportunities for cs tech and outline how organisations can get involved with this exciting new cluster in the Great West.

The session includes a live 5G demo of the tactile Internet of Skills by the most talented Prof Mischa Dohler on the piano!

Speakers include:


Drinks Reception & Networking (20:15 onwards)


How to get involved

There are plenty of ways to get the most out of the sessions at CoInnovate 2018! Click on the links below to find out more:

  • Tech Live!: Open to technology providers looking for potential partners
  • Exhibit: Ideal for organisations wanting to showcase products and capabilities
  • Partnership & sponsorship opportunities: Designed for organisations looking to maximise their outreach across innovator networks