04 November 2014
Innovation consultants, IXC UK, will be part of the global spotlight on UK innovation taking place this week. Innovate UK 2014 brings together 2000 innovators and investors from business, research, and government- both UK and overseas- for networking, fresh thinking, funding, and expert advice.
Hosted by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Innovate UK (previously known as the Technology Strategy Board), attendees can join workshops, interactive labs, and listen to inspiring talks from over 200 speakers on everything from smart cities, transport, energy , big data, design, healthcare, agri-tech, fashion, robotics, food, and synthetic biology, to start-ups, collaborations, venture capital, horizon2020, and crowd funding.
Attendees are set to include the MPs for Business, Innovation & skills; Universities, Science & Cities, Life Sciences; Culture & Digital Economy, and there will be representatives from a breadth of innovative organisations including Fetch, Blippar, RBS, The European Commission, The Knowledge Transfer Networks, Research Councils, Hermes, Skanska, AstraZeneca, Barclays, Marks and Spencer, Nesta, Atkins, Pfizer, Fujitsu, Hamamatsu, Intellectual Property Office, Warwick Manufacturing Group, BP, Tata Motors, British Library, Shell, The Wellcome Trust, and Syngenta.
The two day event, on the 5th and 6th November 2014, promises to cover the key innovation areas of collaboration and funding, as well as promotion, growth, export and new markets. Tim Staniland, Business Development Manager at IXC, observes “The innovation journey is fascinating and complex; ideation and building an innovation strategy are huge milestones in themselves, and the steps that often get the most attention. It is great to see Innovate UK shining the spotlight on the crucial next phases of turning those valuable ideas and innovation strategy into tangible products and services.” Caroline Bishop, Managing Director at IXC, also attending Innovate UK 2014, adds, “This is a big part of what our clients value from working with us on their innovation activity- accelerating the implementation of their innovation strategy discreetly. Therefore it is a pleasure to support an event which echoes IXC’s expertise in technology landscaping and trends, collaboration, funding, and intellectual property. All in all, this is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the UK’s leadership in innovation and we are delighted to be part of it.”
Caroline Bishop, Managing Director IXC UK, and Tim Staniland, Business Development Manager IXC UK will be attending Innovate UK 2014.
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