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Whenever you make a change to improve your business, that's an innovation. Adapting, or doing things differently is going to be essential if Leicestershire businesses are going to survive and thrive in the future.

Innovative Leicestershire

Leicester and Leicestershire are building an innovation ecosystem of collaboration, growth and opportunity. Our vision is for a prosperous regional economy with businesses and communities that are inclusive, productive and sustainable. The four strategic pillars of this work are:

  • Leading –  an Innovation Board
  • Planning – an Innovation Strategy
  • Developing – the Innovation Festival and Business Gateway
  • Celebrating – the Leicestershire Innovation Awards

Find out about Innovative Leicestershire and how to get involved on this website.

Leicestershire Innovation Festival

The annual Leicestershire Innovation Festival was launched in 2018. It has grown each year and now stages 20+ events across a fortnight every February. It is organised by the Business Gateway.

The Festival has ended for 2024. We’ll let you know about events during the year through our social channels and via email.

Watch highlights from this year’s launch event below.

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