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Behind-the-scenes @ Imperial West

Wednesday 9th October 2013 @ 18:15


Professor David Gann, CBE, Vice President Development and Innovation

The 23 acre site at Imperial West is already host to 40 entrepreneurial companies. We will be visiting the site to hear of Imperial's ambitious plans for research and technology translation . We will be meeting some of the entrepreneurs whose companies will be shaping our future.

David Gann is Vice President, Development and Innovation.

David  holds the Chair in Technology and Innovation Management. He was previously Deputy Principal of Imperial College Business School.  He founded the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group, where he built a portfolio of research in collaboration with design, technology and engineering firms. He co-founded the Digital Economy Lab, Digital City Exchange and Design London.

His main interest is innovation strategy: exploring why and how innovation happens, the ways it continually transforms the world we live in, and how it can be managed. His research focuses on intensification of innovation using digital technologies to improve collaboration and reduce cost and uncertainty of innovation processes.

David is Chairman of the Smart Lodon Board, reporting to the Mayor of London. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art.

Venue: Imperial West