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Event Date Tue Dec 21 GMT (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Dec 21 4:30am - Tue Dec 21 11:00am
Location Online
Region EMEA

How do you plan to grow your business in the next 5 years? Join us to maximise your potential and make your efforts count.
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 align with the strengths and priorities of D2N2 – Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire – the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and traditional heartland of advanced manufacturing excellence.

Key themes:
The event programme is created by Innovate UK and delivered with KTN in partnership with D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, D2N2 Growth Hub the areas three Universities – Derby, Nottingham and Nottingham Trent, to focus on the region’s ambitions in relation to leading the most ambitious carbon turnaround in the country and driving higher productivity and connectivity through embracing digital technology.

Engaging with SMEs across our manufacturing and service sectors, the programme will focus (although not exclusively) on strengths and opportunities in:
• Next Generation Transport.
• Life Science and Bio-Med.
• Future Food Processing.
• Energy & Low Carbon.

The Future is not science fiction. The green and digital revolution go hand in hand and is happening now, so join us and be part of it.

Why attend?
To get the help you need to grow your business and to:
• Become greener, smarter, and more productive.
• Develop a new innovative idea and direction.
• Access funding and investment opportunities.
• Access networks and meet your new partners.


2021 Speakers

Julian Bowrey
Regional Manager, Innovate UK

Tracey Hylton
Account Manager, Low Carbon/HV Manufacturing, D2N2 Growth Hub

Chris Courtney - Speaker
UKRI Challenge Director for Made Smarter Innovation, Innovate UK

Lewis Stringer
Senior Manager, UKN, British Business Bank

Philippa Ryan
Knowledge Transfer Adviser, Innovate UK KTN

Tim Telford
CTO, Devtank Ltd

John Bound
Knowledge Transfer Manager - Innovation & Design, KTN

Hemaxi Bhatt - Speaker
Programme Lead - Innovation Loans, Innovate UK


Nicole Ballantyne
Knowledge Transfer Manager - Manufacturing, Innovate UK KTN

Mr Tim Barbary
Company Director, Benchmark Consulting Global Ltd

Nick Mellors
Founder, Innovation Nottinghamshire

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• D2N2
• D2N2 Growth Hub
• Nottingham Trent University
• University of Derby
• University of Nottingham