POSTPONED – unfortunately this webinar will be postponed to a later date yet to be confirmed.

In the next edition of the Innovation for Growth Series, we’ll focus on opportunities for innovative businesses in Smart Analytics, Digitisation of Services, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data and Robotics.

This event is for all innovative businesses located in the Greater Bristol and Bath, Wiltshire, or Gloucestershire area to share their strategic growth challenges, in order to partner with appropriate innovation support.

This meeting will focus on opportunities for innovative businesses in Smart Analytics, Digitisation of Services, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data and Robotics.

You will hear Knowledge Exchange case studies demonstrating how these technologies can be applied, covering GreenTech, LegalTech, HealthTech, FinTech, and AgriTech.

We want to know your strategic innovation challenges and partner you with appropriate innovation support.

  • What are your barriers to innovation?
  • What are your obstacles to growth?
  • What perspectives have COVID changed – for better or worse?
  • How can we help?

“What leading innovation is about is how to get people to co-create the future with you, not follow you to the future.”

Who should attend?

Whatever your business sector, if you are a Business Leader / Director / Senior Manager of a company located in the Greater Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, or Gloucestershire area interested in Growth through Innovation, you should attend.

You may be interested in managing complex supply chain and logistics; achieving scalable growth; developing new technologies;  responding to Net Zero targets; diversifying into new markets, embracing the digital revolution, increasing productivity, or gaining insights from your big data. Whatever your challenge, we want to know, and help you overcome it.

Why attend?

  • Present business-critical challenges
  • Share strategic business insights
  • Connect with national and international support agencies
  • Receive support on your innovation journey
  • Shape and curate our future support

Agenda

  • 16:00 – Welcome and Introduction
  • 16:05 – One minute pitches from national and international support agencies
  • 16:15 – 3-minute Knowledge Exchange case studies – GreenTech, LegalTech, HealthTech, FinTech, AgriTech
  • 16:40 – Business Leaders – “Challenges and Needs” – Roundtable discussions
  • 17:10 – Panel – Academics and Stakeholders; audience questions
  • 17:25 – Partnering and Networking activity
  • 17:45 – Concluding remarks and next steps

More details

Our Hosts and Stakeholders

There is a strong regional focus on much of the University of the West of England’s collaboration and community engagement – we are a University ‘in, of and for the West of England’.

We engage with and listen to communities, businesses, partners and organisations across all parts of the region to ensure that our external engagement and collaboration are aligned with their needs and aspirations.

There are a vast array of strategic business support and funding initiatives available. Understanding and deciphering which is the most suitable to address your specific need can often be a challenge. At InnovateUK-KTN our mission is to connect ideas, people, and communities to respond to business challenges and drive positive change through innovation.

Other stakeholders at this event include Innovate UKInnovate UK EDGEThe Defence and Security Accelerator and The British Business Bank. The round table discussions will enable us to delve into the most pressing regional business challenges by bringing together business leaders, with academic experts and potential solution providers, and highlighting the different funding opportunities available to support your strategic business needs, such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

About Innovate UK KTN

Our mission is to connect ideas, people, and communities to respond to business challenges and drive positive change through innovation.