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Innovate UK in the South East of England

Event details
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
8:30 am – 17:20 pm
Overview
Innovate UK in the South East of England: Driving regional strength through business support for national impact.

If you are an innovator looking for support to help you grow your idea or business, this event is for you.

Innovation is key to maintaining a competitive advantage in business. This event is all about the support you can access to help you turn your ideas into reality. The event is relevant to all sector technologies illuminating the paths to take your business to the next level; playing to the region’s strengths around the Digital Economy.

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Overview

This event is organised by Innovate UK (the Government’s innovation agency) and its supporting organisations: Knowledge Transfer Network, Enterprise Europe Network and Digital Catapult, in partnership with Coast2Capital Growth Hub and the University of Brighton Enterprise Team.

Why attend?

  • Find out about funding opportunities (including the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund).
  • Understand where you can get help to take your business to the next level
  • Meet staff from Innovate UK, KTN, EEN and the Digital Catapult and ask your questions
  • Get an insight on how to approach universities with cutting-edge expertise to expand your business potential.
  • Network with other businesses and organisations
  • Connect with potential collaborators and research partners
  • Learn how to write a successful grant application
  • Learn about the opportunities that digital technologies may unlock for your business.
  • Help the region’s largest industrial players find solutions to their problems

Who should attend?

  • Individuals and businesses of all sizes who are looking for support on how to progress their ideas.
  • 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.
  • Academics who are keen to engage with the needs of the industrial landscape, especially within the digital economy.

 

Agenda

 

8:30  Registration – Refreshments

9:00  Welcome from the Chair – Howard Partridge, Innovate UK

9:10  Keynote: How Innovate UK helps UK businesses innovate today – Ian Campbell, Interim Executive Chair, Innovate UK

9:25  Keynote:  The region’s digital economy opportunity to play for –     Phil Jones, CEO, Wired Sussex

9:45  The Innovate UK family & wider regional business support framework (Panel)

A panelled interactive discussion with the audience.  Each panel member will give a 10-minute presentation outlining their mode of operation and the business support offer.

Panellist Chair  – David Wilkes, Deputy Director for Connect Portfolio, Development Group, Innovate UK

●    Steve Welch, Director, Knowledge Transfer Network
●    Sarah Robb, Head of Regions, Digital Catapult
●    Alastair Mackenzie, Innovation Advisor, Enterprise Europe Network
●    Jonathan Sharrock, CEO, Coast To CapitalLocal Enterprise Partnership Growth Hub
●    Shona Campbell, Assistant Director (Enterprise), University of Brighton

Q&A from the floor.

 

10:55  Innovate UK Grant Winner – a reflection of the process – Case Study discussion and lessons learned.

 

11:15 Refreshments

 

12:00 The Corporate Solution Seekers – Call Out

Larger corporates are interested to know what the SME’s are capable of In this session the corporates will indicate what they are looking to solve.  Are you the SME they are looking for?

12:05  DASA/DSTL, Jim Pennycook, Innovation Partner, Defence and Security Accelerator
12:20  BAE Systems, Matt Albans, Innovation Lead, BAE Systems Maritime Services
12:35  Ricardo Plc, Prof. Andrew Atkins, Ricardo Plc

 

12:50  Introduction to the parallel session and afternoon activities (Bruce McLelland, KTN)

13:00 Lunch

 

14:30 Parallel Workshops

14:30-15:30  Carey Room MASTERCLASS: Grants, Funding & Finance:

“How to write a successful application and secure match funding” 

Emma Fadlon, A2FF Advisor KTN

Shona Campbell, Assistant Director, Enterprise, University of Brighton

Nigel Walker, Head of Innovation Lending, Innovate UK

❏     Overview of the UK Funding & Finance Landscape including what investors are looking for

❏     Working with Collaborators/Partners including universities

❏     “Technology” how to present the technology in the strongest way in the application – successful company or an Innovate UK Assessor

❏     Commercialisation – how to present and describe the RTM/commercialisation and value added in the application – successful company…

 

The Assessors Prayer – the Grant Writing Masterclass

Emma Fadlon, A2FF KTN

 

Working with Universities and the “knowledge base” to accelerate your innovation

Shona Campbell, Assistant Director (Enterprise), University of Brighton

 

Innovation loans and the Investment Accelerator

Speaker to be confirmed, Innovate UK

 

14:30-15:30 Edwards Room MASTERCLASS: Strategy on a Page

Alastair MacKenzie, Enterprise Europe Network Innovation Specialist

With all the juggling required to grow a business, how can we maintain focus and momentum in the right direction?  Can we easily share our strategy with potential funders, business partners and team?

In this session we will outline the BGI Strategy on a Page tool to use as a dashboard for checking your business is on track.

 

14:30-15:30 Spurgeon Room Deploying the Innovation Canvas

Delina Evans, Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTN

KTN’s Innovation Canvas is designed to help us decide on the next steps in our innovation journey. It provides a framework for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a specific project, identifying the most urgent challenges to overcome, and prioritising what action to take. In this session we will go through the Innovation Canvas’ 3 core drivers of innovation and get hands-on with using the tool to assess our innovation.

 

14:30-15:30 Hudson Room Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Dr Terry Corner, Knowledge Transfer Advisor, KTN

Liz Johnson, KTP Centre, University of Brighton

Case Study discussion with Pragmatic

More funding has been announced for KTPs by the Government making the KTP scheme the UK’s largest and most successful platform to match university expertise and innovation with industrial needs. Terry, a Knowledge Transfer Advisor with the KTN and Liz from the University of Brighton KTP Centre will lead the workshop on successful identification and implementation of KTPs. You will also hear from a KTP business partner on their experience, and have the opportunity to discuss your project ideas.

 

14:30-15:30 Digital Catapult 
The Digital Catapult / Wired Sussex Immersive Lab

Jasmin Kidgell, Events Coordinator, The Immersive Lab/Digital Catapult

Join Wired Sussex at The FuseBox and be introduced to the latest market-leading immersive equipment and experiences. At this session, you’ll have the opportunity to try out some fun and engaging virtual and augmented reality demos and you’ll leave with an understanding of how the immersive tech industry could benefit your business

 

15:30 Refreshments

 

16:00 Parallel Workshops (cont’d)

16:00-17:00 Carey Room Grants, Funding & Finance: “How to write a successful application and secure match funding”

Emma Fadlon, A2FF Advisor KTN

Shona Campbell, Assistant Director, Enterprise, University of Brighton

Nigel Walker, Head of Innovation Lending, Innovate UK

(Repeat Session)

 

16:00-17:00 Edwards Room  MasterClass: Design Thinking – The art of human-centred innovation

Lukasz Liebersbach

Enterprise Europe Network Innovation Specialist

People don’t buy technology – they buy what technology helps them achieve. Successful products and services are founded on a deep understanding of customer behaviour. Design thinking is a human-centred innovation process used by leading organisations around the world to build better products by understanding and solving customer pains. Learn how design thinking can help your team gain user insights, prototype creative solutions and quickly test them to achieve product-market fit.

 

16:00-17:00 Spurgeon Room Deploying the Innovation Canvas

Delina Evans, Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTN

(Repeat Session)

 

16:00-17:00 Hudson Room Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Dr Terry Corner, Knowledge Transfer Advisor, KTN

Liz Johnson, KTP Centre, University of Brighton

(Repeat Session)

 

16:00-17:00 Digital Catapult
The Digital Catapult / Wired Sussex Immersive Lab

Jasmin Kidgell, Events Coordinator, The Immersive Lab/Digital Catapult

(Repeat Session)

 

17:00 Chairs closing remarks
Howard Partridge, Innovate UK

17:20 Close

 

Registration

This event is free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments. Places are strictly limited so please only sign up if you intend to come.

Click here to register now.

 

Exhibition

There are a small number of tabletop exhibitor stands available for this event.  For all enquiries, please contact the Event organiser: anita.onwuegbuzie@ktn-uk.org

 

Sponsors

For more information about this event please contact our sector lead
Bruce McLelland
Specialist, Urban Living