Innovate 2016: event offers guidance for innovative businesses
Learn from the experts in a series of practical ‘how to’ workshops on scaling up, getting funding, marketing yourself and going global.
Businesses attending this year’s Innovate 2016 can take part in a programme of ‘how to’ workshops to get top tips on how to innovate and go global. These include:
How to… get connected
Attend this session to find out how to connect with support providers and peers to take your business to the next level. We’ll also cover how to tap into the UK’s regional expertise and access international corporations.
How to… go international
This session will help you discover which export markets are right for you. You’ll learn how to attract foreign investment and how to prepare to go global.
How to… be pitch-tastic
Watch the cream of UK innovators and active investors in this fast-paced pitching session. The innovators will be sharing their ambitions for growing their businesses and how to make the right investment.
How to… think future
Discover how to enhance your understanding of your market. Find out what the Horizons tool can offer you and how to stay ahead of megatrends. We’ll also show you how to refine your future strategies.
How to… handle intellectual property (IP)
This session will tell you what you need to know before you go international and how to protect your IP.
How to… scale your business
Find out how to structure a business model that works for you. We’ll also show you how to make the transition from innovator to CEO and put in place team structures that work.
How to… get funding
Ever wanted to know how to secure private investment? We’ll show you how, plus how Innovate UK can help you to innovate. You’ll also discover new investment sources and how to perfect your pitch.
How to… market yourself
Optimise your online presence and discover the power of social media. Make sure your pitch hits the perfect note and find out where your audiences are.
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About Innovate 2016
The Department for International Trade and Innovate UK host this annual global spotlight on UK innovation. This year, it will take place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex from 2 to 3 November.
Businesses can find out about the range of research expertise and government support available. They can connect with global corporates and find export opportunities and investors.
Day 1 of the event will explore real business opportunities across the latest developments in manufacturing and materials. It will also focus on the new challenges and opportunities of our growing urbanisation.
Day 2 will look at how new technologies are revolutionising healthcare and biosciences. There will also be a focus on the technologies that have the potential to create brand new industries.