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Introduction

The South of England is brimming with scientific research and innovation which is catalysed when people get the chance to meet and collaborate.  It’s a crucial time for businesses within the UK and innovation is key to maintaining a competitive advantage.

The recent ‘Made Smarter’ review estimates that the positive impact of faster innovation and adoption of digital technology could be as much as £455 billion for UK manufacturing over the next decade, creating a conservative net gain of 175,000 jobs throughout the economy and enabling more efficient, cleaner production systems.

The Government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, and ‘family’ organisations (Knowledge Transfer Network – KTN, Enterprise Europe Network – EEN and the Catapults) provided a gateway to business growth and support programmes including funding, IP protection and effective planning.  This event will explain the roles these organisations play and facilitate one-to-one access for those that are interested in finding out more.

In addition, given the theme of the event, this event will be inviting some large corporates who are keen to explore new digital solution thinking from a wider supply chain.  They will publish challenges to those registered in advance of the event and invite you, as disruptive SMEs to consider potential new solutions. New ideas are vital for businesses and this event looks at turning these ideas into reality.

Who should attendk

This event is for individuals and businesses large and small with ideas and ambition but are unsure how to progress them.
UK businesses and R&D centres seeking to maximise the impact of their growth and investment portfolios
Universities and SMEs exploring funding options and looking to grow their contacts base.
Businesses seeking to partner with university R&D intelligence. Likewise academics keen to engage with the needs of the industrial landscape, especially within the digital economy.

The event will maximise your networking opportunity and is intended for those who are looking for new collaborators and markets to explore.

Read more and register here.