Innovate UK’s funding is awarded to businesses of different sizes across a wide range of industries, and the Council’s membership reflects that.They have a range of expertise and experience in research and innovation across business, entrepreneurship, investment, technology development, economics and business impact evaluation, with different characteristics and professional backgrounds.Champions of business-led innovationChief Executive of Innovate UK, Dr Ruth McKernan said: As UK Research and Innovation begins its work, the Council of Innovate UK will have a vital role to play. They will champion the vital role that business-led innovation and the commercialisation of research play in driving economic growth and increasing productivity. The important duties of the Council means that we need people who are up to the task. It’s fantastic that the role has attracted people of such high calibre from a diverse range of backgrounds. We look forward to them taking on the task with enthusiasm and passion. Sir Harpal Kumar, who will serve as Senior Independent Member through his role as UK Research and Innovation’s Innovation Champion and work closely with the board Dr Arnab Basu MBE, Chief Executive, Kromek Group plc Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng FRS (Julia King) Professor Juliet Davenport OBE, Chief Executive, Good Energy Dr John Fingleton, Chief Executive, Fingleton Associates Priya Guha, Ecosystem General Manager, RocketSpace UK Dr Elaine Jones, Vice President, Pfizer Ventures Professor John Latham, Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University Sir William Sargent, Chief Executive, Framestore Stephen Welton, Chief Executive, Business Growth Fund provide leadership in their field of activity, including prioritising budgets within their delegated remits and and developing delivery plans ensure a pipeline of skilled specialists and other roles that are essential to the sustainability of the UK’s research and innovation capacity engage with the innovation and business community to develop ideas, raise awareness and share strategic outputs encourage and facilitate collaborative work across the 9 Councils to build strategic relationships Range of expertise and experienceThe members are: Innovate UK has announced the members of its first Council, who will advise and make decisions on Innovate UK’s operations as it becomes part of UK Research and Innovation.With a specific focus on innovation, they will: The Council replaces Innovate UK’s governing board. Members will serve between one and 3 years. Find out more about Innovate UK’s governance.
NBA Finals 2019: 3 reasons why the Warriors lost to the Raptors “I don’t know yet what we’re going to do,” Lacob told Yahoo Sports. “I’ve said for a long time I want Klay to be a Warrior for life, and so this doesn’t change anything as far as I’m concerned.”Although Thompson’s first choice is to re-sign with the Warriors, who drafted him in 2011, he would consider other teams if obstacles come up, Yahoo’s sources said. Related News “I’m not going to say anything because the free-agency period isn’t here yet,” Lacob said. “You know I have the utmost regard for Klay’s talent and for him as a person. I’m pretty sure we’ll talk this summer, and he’ll hopefully be a Warrior for life.”The free-agent negotiating period begins June 30.Thompson’s future could be intertwined with that of Kevin Durant, also a pending free agent who suffered a devastating injury in the NBA Finals. He ruptured his right Achilles in Game 5 and is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season. Later Friday, though, Thompson’s father Mychal told the San Francisco Chronicle there’s “no question” his son will stay with Golden State. Just spoke with Klay Thompson’s father, Mychal, who said there’s “no question” Klay will re-sign with the Warriors. Golden State is expected to still offer him a full five-year maximum deal.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) June 14, 2019Game 6 offered just a glimpse of what he can bring on the court: Before Thompson went down awkwardly after going up for a dunk, he was the best player on the floor, scoring a game-high 30 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field, 4-of-6 from 3-point range, and 10-of-10 from the free-throw line while grabbing five rebounds in 32 minutes.In eight seasons with Golden State, Thompson has averaged 19.5 points per game.Just as important, however, he emerged as a vocal leader during the 2019 NBA Finals, which the two-time defending champion Warriors lost to the Raptors. Re-signing five-time All-Star guard Klay Thompson remains a priority for the Warriors, team owner Joe Lacob told Yahoo Sports in the wake of the torn left ACL the star suffered Thursday in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.Thompson, who according to the report is expected to miss up to 10 months because of the injury, was seeking a max contract this summer in free agency. The injury might complicate things this offseason, but Lacob says he remains intent on bringing back Thompson, 29. Stephen Curry hails injured Klay Thompson as Warriors confirm torn ACL