IDEAS Factory Productivity Network - Closing the Gap, Crossing the Levels

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: School of Computer Science


The IDEAS factory network is a very important (if not the most important) outcome of the productivity sandpit. It should keep the sandpit momentum alive, serve as a quality check and repository of knowledge and data, facilitate communication between members, projects and others interested in productivity and make sure an inter-disciplinary perspective is upheld at all times.


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28th/29th September 2005 London Advisory Board Meeting followed by day of presentations from all projects Susy Johnson - AIM Research
Advisory Members were present

24th/25th January 2006 Nottingham Guest speakers and individual project progress in Nottingham Felix Richie
Ray Lambert
Keith Whitfield

25th/26th April 2006 Brighton Discuss Literature Review and progress on Individual projects in Brighton no guest speakers

11th July 2006 London Full meeting for all projects with EPSRC and Advisors present in London Andrew Clark
Keith Whitfield
Melody Guy
Susan Morrell - EPSRC

23rd/24th October 2006 Birmingham Project catch up meeting with Guest Speakers in Aston University Prof John Saunders
Aston University
Kevin Johnson
Urban Communications Ltd

26th/27th February 2007 Leeds Retail Case Studies no guest speakers

16th/17th April 2007 Nottingham AIM Summer School Robin Wensley
John Bessant
Senior Fellows
Public Service Fellows
Research Fellows
Ideas Factory Fellows
Ghoshal Fellows

17th September 2007 London Grant Proposal Writing Day no guest speakers

6th November 2007 London Follow on Grant Proposal Writing Day in London no guest speakers

12th February 2008 London Retail Day - Keith Whitfield attended also Ian Clarke
Jonathan Haskel
Rachel Griffiths

4th June 2008 London Retail Seminar Helen Celia, University of Leeds
Dr Alfonsina Iona, University of Aston
Stuart Russell, Russell's Patisserie
Gavenna Gibson, Lush
Dr Peer Olaf-Siebers, Nottingham

30th September 2008 Manchester Retailing in the 21st Century Helen Celia (Leeds University)
The Lowry Irena Grugulis (Bradford University),
Ödül Bozkurt (Lancaster University)
Jeremy Clegg (Leeds University)
Prue Huddleston (University of Warwick)
Jos Gamble (Royal Holloway)
Geoff Mason
Neil Coe
Steve Burt
John Dawson
Michelle Lowe
Exploitation Route 12 workshops were held as part of the network.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Financial Services, and Management Consultancy

Description 12 workshops were held as part of the network