Innovate and Advance

If you are running a business and wish to go one step further, join this event and open the door to limitless opportunities. Through Innovate UK’s Innovate Local programme, we collaborate with local stakeholders to create an event that aligns with regional innovation strengths and priorities while engaging local businesses that may not have access to the support we offer before. This year we aligning with the strengths and priorities of York and North Yorkshire, which we know other areas across the region share.

Key themes

The event programme is created by Innovate UK and delivered with KTN in partnership with Innovate UK EDGE, York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub, University of York and the Agri-tech Centres, to focus on the region’s strengths and opportunities in:

  • Agri-tech and Net Zero: a pathway to sustainable agriculture
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Bioeconomy
  • Visitor Economy

Why attend?

To get the help you need to grow your business and to:

  • Become more productive
  • Develop a new idea and direction
  • Access funding opportunities
  • Access networks and find new partners

Details

  • Find out about the local economic priorities and the growth opportunities for businesses developing new ideas across York and North Yorkshire
  • Hear from and meet with national and local support agencies. They can help you form collaborative partnerships, undertake Research and Development, access funding and finance, and develop skills and talent for your business
  • Hear from local businesses about their innovation journeys and network with potential partners and clients to fast track your new ideas and innovate
  • Agencies and practitioners from across the ecosystem will have the opportunity to network with each other and engage with businesses seeking support

Partners

The event programme is created by Innovate UK and delivered with KTN in partnership with Innovate UK EDGE, York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub, University of York and the Agri-tech Centres.

What is Innovate Local?

The Innovate Local Programme is a suite of regional engagement events that promote Innovate UK and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) objectives. We work with local stakeholders to create an event that addresses regional innovation priorities and workshops to help businesses learn more about the grants and innovation process.

Our objective is to reach out to local businesses and demonstrate the types and levels of support available. In addition, to inspire them to look at innovation in their business through the presentation and panel sessions.

The Programme is now in its 5th year and KTN has been a trusted delivery partner throughout this time, organising and delivering the Innovate Local events.

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