Innovate UK

Innovate UK is holding a two day event at Old Billingsgate, London between 5-6th November to shine a light on the UK's leadership in innovation and celebrate its entrepreneurs.

Delegates can choose from six dedicated themes, take part in multiple seminar sessions, and hear from inspirational speakers to access a wealth of ideas, intelligence and practical advice to take back and put to good use.

The six dedicated innovation streams include:

• Ground floor and main stage - The keynote platform at the centre of Innovate UK 2014. Hear from expert speakers on the keynote stage and see groundbreaking technology and innovation in action. Meet 200 of the UK's success stories – the companies and the people behind them

• The Lab - Practical sessions on how to take your ideas and business forward. Cutting edge solutions, demonstrations of new to market technologies and the skills and tools that can help you achieve your goals

• Go Global - Workshop sessions to help you grow your market share and enter new markets

• Support - For a host of market intelligence, invaluable practical advice and key contacts who can help you to take your business to where you want to go next. Find out about the potential problems and pitfalls, how to avoid them and learn how to maximise the opportunities from your existing capabilities and expertise

• Connect - Find out how to get the most out of the UK's start up networks and meet the teams that have collaborated to achieve great results. Workshop sessions, real life case studies and success stories will show you how it's really done. Take advantage to build on lessons learnt by others, widen your network of potential partners who can help you to fast-track your business strategy

• Fund - Whether you're looking for funding, or want to identify the best investment prospects, Innovate UK 2014 will put a range of opportunities in front of you. If you're an innovator, find the investors who will work with you to ensure the best possible chance of success for their investment and for your company. You'll also learn how to deliver the perfect pitch, what really swings it with investors and how to make a strong, convincing business case. If you're an investor, find out about the key sectors driving the innovation agenda and the companies and innovations best placed to deliver a return on your investment

Speakers include:
• Vince Cable, Business Secretary
• George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences
• Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks
• Angela Strank, group chief scientist at BP International
• Ruth Mallors-Ray, chief operating officer at the Aerospace Technology Institute
• John Womersley, CEO of the Science and Technology Facilities Council
• Kenneth Morse, chairman and CEO of Entrepreneurship Ventures Inc

To find out more, go to www.innovateukevent.com.

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