“Initial conversations with Mike were very powerful – more listening and less talking. I was impressed with his thought process”

Prof Sam Kingman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham

External Research Review

Energy Technologies Research Institute

Cultivate Innovation worked with the University of Nottingham to chair an external review of the Energy Technologies Research Institute. Senior panel members were engaged in carefully devised sessions over three days to elicit discussion on the institute’s strengths and weaknesses. This enabled the Review to be completed in an engaging, timely manner, with thorough reporting directly informing the Institutes forward strategy.

Activities undertaken

  • utilised cross-industry contacts and experience recruit review panel members
  • carefully consulted with the client to develop a tailored review methodology
  • designed and facilitated sessions to engage a senior audience and keep discussion on target
  • captured outcomes and reported detailed feedback

Client Testimonial

Professor Sam Kingman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham

“I knew Mike as he Chairs the Industrial Advisory Board at the Energy Technologies Research Institute. I came to him as I wanted to gain an external view on the strengths and weaknesses of the Institute. Mike Chaired the review process, using his extensive little black book of industry and academic contacts to recruit panel members. I was very impressed with the time he spent digging into detail with me to develop the methodology for the review and to understand what I really wanted to achieve. Mike went on to design and deliver three days of discussion sessions, doing an excellent job of managing a very high-level group of people, keeping them motivated and on topic. The results were as expected, and Mike did an excellent job reporting back and summarising outcomes”.