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Innovation Summit: Big Ideas for the Future
Innovation Summit: Big Ideas for the Future
Date - Oct 30, 2018
Time - 09:00 - 15:00
Venue - Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership Conference Centre Redhills Penrith CA11 0DT
Cost - Free
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Innovation Summit: Big Ideas for the future

Are you ready to explore innovation and future ideas?

This free event is brought to you by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, the Innovate UK family and Cumbria Innovations Platform. It is aimed at Cumbria based *SME’s who want to innovate and turn ideas into reality.


9.00 Registration & Refreshments

9.30 Welcome and Opening Presentations

Jo Lappin – Cumbria LEP & Rick Holland – Innovate UK

‘Big ideas for the future’

  • Local Industrial Strategy
  • State of the Nation – what is there – what is needed
  • Future Opportunities

10.15 The Innovation Journey

A personal innovation journey from two Cumbrian businesses

11.15 Break

11.30 Innovation Canvas - Identifying your innovation challenges & next steps

A practical session using the KTN Innovation Canvas


12.30 Lunch & Networking

13.30 Support to grow your business – an opportunity to choose 2 workshops from the list below

(book on the day)

Access to Innovate UK/EU funding & finance 30 mins

Internationalisation 30 mins

4Manufacturing Industry 4.0 30 mins

Introduction to innovation management 30 mins

14.30 Q&A with panel

Cumbria LEP, Innovate UK, Enterprise Europe Network, Cumbria Innovations Platform & Case Study businesses

15.00 Close and informal networking (refreshments will be available)

1 to 1 appointments with specialists from Cumbria Innovations Platform and the Innovate UK family will be available from 3 – 4pm and can be booked on the day

In partnership with Cumbria Innovations Platform: www.cumbriainnovations.orgInnovate UKEnterprise Europe Network and Cumbria LEP

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For further information, please contact Sarah.allison@cumbria.ac.uk

*Free for SMEs based in Cumbria with less than 250 FTE employees, turnover less than 50m euros, balance sheet total less than 43m euros.



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