To thrive in the future businesses require innovative products, services and processes. However innovation can involve high-risk processes requiring expertise, funding and facilities.
Join this event to:
- Network with others in innovation
- Be inspired by businesses innovating successfully
- Learn how to access the available funding and support
- Take a tour of one of the UK’s leading facilities and discover how it can connect you to the best in technology
All types of business need to innovate to thrive, so this event is designed for you whether you are in manufacturing, energy, life sciences, materials or digital. This event also incorporates a briefing session on the latest multi-million pound competitions for innovation funding.
Confirmed conference speakers include Juergen Maier, CEO Siemens UK and Chairman of the North West Business Leadership Team, and senior executives from Innovate UK and STFC.
09.30 Registration and refreshments
10.00 Welcoming address – Tim Bestwick, Executive Director of Business and Innovation, STFC
10.10 Keynote Talk 1 – Juergen Maier, CEO Siemens UK and Chairman of the North West Business Leadership Team
10:30 Business case study – Business success through innovation, productivity and support
10:40 Keynote Talk 2 – Kevin Baughan, Deputy Chief Executive, Innovate UK
11.00 – 11:15; Tea/Coffee Break
11.15 – 2 x Exciting Parallel Sessions to choose from
Innovation Champions – Be inspired by local businesses on how they have utilised innovations to accelerate their growth. Learn how they accessed the support that’s available.
Funding Briefing – Briefing on the live competitions for multi-million pound of innovation funding
12:30 – Lunch & Networking
13.15 – 3 x Exciting Parallel Sessions to choose from
Innovation in Practice – Increase your capacity to manage the innovation cycle
Productivity Pow Wow! – Connect your business to market opportunities on productivity
14:45 – Tours and Networking
- The Hartree Centre
- Virtual Engineering Centre
- Campus Technology Hub
- Engineering Technology Centre
- Connect your business to market opportunities on productivity
Informal networking and refreshments – Network with delegates and the event partners including: Innovate UK; STFC; KTN; EEN; Catapults; NWBLT
16:00 – Event Close
Register your interest here and you will be contacted 3 weeks before the event to confirm your place.