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Innovate 2017: catch up on all the action

Watch videos and social media streams from the event to learn about the latest thinking in UK innovation.

HYPED's Elisha Jhoti with a delegate, discussing the prototype Hyperloop
HYPED's Elisha Jhoti with a delegate, discussing the prototype Hyperloop.

This year’s Innovate 2017 was the biggest yet. A total of 2,566 people attended the Birmingham’s NEC during the event, which took place on 8 and 9 November 2017. This includes 266 international delegates.

Watch the highlights

If you weren’t able to attend you can still benefit from what the attendees learned.

Watch our video featuring snapshots from Innovate 2017 and interviews with some of the most interesting speakers and companies to exhibit.

Innovate 2017 event highlights

The event saw 240 speakers from across industry and government talking about some of the biggest challenges facing the UK today. We hear from many of these in the video, including:

  • Claire Perry, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry
  • Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation
  • Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President of Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands
  • Professor Juergen Maier, CEO, Siemens UK
  • Phil Smith, Non-executive Chair of Innovate UK and Chairman of Cisco
Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands
Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands, on the stage on the first day.

Catch up on all the announcements and debates from day 1 and day 2.

Businesses get one-to-one advice from experts
Businesses get one-to-one advice from experts.

Catch up

As well as the video, you can still interact and catch up on proceedings through our social media networks.

There are video interviews on Innovate UK’s Facebook page showcasing some of the best and brightest innovations from the event. This includes the winners of the 2 awards - Gettrik for Design in Innovation, and Environmental Street Furniture, which won the Peer to Peer award - as well as a robot assault course.

You can also revisit Twitter conversations on the hashtag #innovate2017.

DELIVER-E electric car
DELIVER-E electric car at the show.
Published 23 November 2017