HART INNOVATIONS’ Alexander Ebinger and Christian Genz were delighted to take to the stage at the University of Sunderland’s Breakfast Seminar Series.

Alexander, who is Head of Research and Development, and Christian, who is a Development Scientist at the organisation, chose to present to the group a key example of the entire innovation process at the company and how they progress from an initial problem to the final solution.

The presentation received brilliant feedback from members and also gave Hart Innovations the opportunity to explain the role of the medical research organisation and its international success.

Alexander said: “We were delighted to be approached by the University of Sunderland’s Business School to give this talk and meet other businesses from the region.

“In light of the innovation topic, we chose to highlight first our reasons and drivers for innovation before going into detail of a particular project we carried out.

“It was excellent to have a captive audience and we hope we inspired business members to look at innovating in their own workplace.”

Rob Worrall, Principal Lecturer of External Engagement at Sunderland Business School, was delighted to have Hart Innovations present after their win at last year’s North East Business Awards.

He said:  “As the winner for Innovation 2015, Hart Innovations were invited to speak on the subject at a Business Breakfast Seminar. 

“The seminar was the fourth in a series of breakfast events organised by the University of Sunderland Business School in which award-winning business leaders share their experience and expertise on the major challenges facing their companies today. 

“Alexander Ebinger and Christian Genz gave a fascinating insight into being part of a dynamic team passionate about developing innovative applications to support the development of products which ultimately improve healthcare outcomes for tens of thousands of people.

“The subsequent discussion and feedback demonstrated that participants were highly engaged in the debate and found the overall experience worthwhile and informative.“

At the end of the session members were invited to comment and ask questions.

Christian Genz added: “Although we were discussing an industry that wasn’t related to many members, it was great to take questions and show that innovation can happen in any workplace.

“One particular comment involving the use of patents even made us start to question our own views.

“We really enjoyed the event and are looking forward to attending the next breakfast seminar.”

The next seminar will take place on June 16 when Jeni Banks, Managing Director of the Mussel Club, a ‘Future 100 Young Entrepreneur’ and winner of the Growth Accelerator Award will share her experience of being an Emerging Business Leader already gaining recognition for her achievements at national and international level.