INNOVATE LOCAL – WEST MIDLANDS
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INNOVATE LOCAL – WEST MIDLANDS

March 12 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Free

NAME OF EVENT

Innovate Local – West Midlands

ORGANISED BY

Innovate UK

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) is delighted to be hosting the next Innovate UK Innovate Local – West Midlands event taking place on the 12th March 2024. This half-day event will feature keynote speeches from Innovate UK and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) as well as panel sessions with local businesses, funding masterclasses and Innovation accelerators. With places booking up, register today to attend!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Any business based in and around the West Midlands. Whether you’re a small start-up or an established enterprise, this event is designed to help you understand the power of innovation and its practical applications. By attending this event you will:

1. Drive Business Growth: Learn how innovation can lead to increased profitability, market share, and customer loyalty.

2. Boost Competitiveness: Discover how staying ahead of industry trends and embracing innovation can give your business a competitive edge.

3. Foster Resilience: In today’s ever-changing business landscape, innovation is a key driver of adaptability and long-term success.

AGENDA

09:00

Arrival & Networking

09:30

Welcome and Housekeeping

09:40

Introduction to Innovation in the West Midlands
Steve Welch, Director – Place, Skills & Knowledge Transfer, Innovate UK

10:00

Skills to Innovate – How businesses can future proof their talent
Corin Crane, CEO of Coventry & Warks Chamber, former CEO of the Black Country Chamber and West Midlands lead for Skills Improvement Plans

10:20

Lessons learned on the business innovation journey

11:00

Refreshment break

11:15

Going beyond Grants – find out about Innovation Loans
Nigel Walker, Deputy Director, Lending and Investor Partnerships, Innovate UK

11:45

Meet the Teams – hear pitches from various innovation programmes and then meet the ones relevant to you

12:45

Networking Lunch

14:00

Event Close

HOW TO REGISTER

Please register for this event here

Details

Date:
March 12
Time:
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre
Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4AW United Kingdom
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