What's coming in Innovation Week 2021
The calendar of events is being formulated and here are some highlights:
Monday 21 June
8.30 – 10.00 am: Leicester Innovation Week Launch – First Steps to Business Blast Off
Innovation Board Chair, Dr Nik Kotecha, welcomes you to this showcase for the opportunities created by Space Park Leicester, the recently opened, state of the art facility. Prof Martin Barstow, Chief Executive of Leicester Space Park shares the project’s journey to completion and its future role in Leicester’s economic recovery.
Susie Imber tells the story of ‘My Life In Space’. In 2017 Susie was the winner of the BBC2 series Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? Our other speakers include Rachel Tidmarsh of Blue Sky International and Dean Cook of Innovate UK. The Q&A panel will be chaired by Chas Bishop.
1.00 – 2.30pm: Developing the next generation of Diagnostics in the health sector
A group of experts from the University of Leicester share their work.
Tuesday 22 June
2.00 – 3.30 pm: Innovation Challenges for the Creative Industry, led by De Montfort University
Wednesday 23 June
9.30 – 11.00 am: The role of innovation in the way we travel
Horiba Mira’s Head of Horizon Scanning, Anthony Baxendale, leads this fascinating event which will explore the connections between hydrogen vehicles, cyber security, the issues around electric cars and how these emerging questions affect the skills agenda.
10.00 – 12.00 pm: Researching and selling to new Food and Drink markets
This Business Gateway event supports one of Leicestershire’s key sectors – food and drink. It explores innovation in the form of researching, entering and selling in new markets, including different retailer groups.
12.00 – 1.30 pm: Meet the Innovators at Harborough Innovation Centre
5.30 – 7.00 pm: Women Innovators with Rachel Granger of De Montfort University
Thursday 24 June
9.30 – 10.30 am: Your Small Business and Innovation 9.30 – 10.30 am with Business Gateway.
Chaired by Sonia Baigent from Leicestershire Innovation Board.
6.00 – 9.00 pm: Leicestershire Live Innovation Awards, Reach Plc
Friday 25 June
10.00 am – 1.00 pm: Innovation Friday: Power of 3 University of Leicester, De Montfort University, University of Loughborough, Leicester Innovation Hub.
Hosted by: Julian Bowrey, Innovate UK
2.00 -3.30 pm: Service Jam from Solvers Studio
Saturday 26 June
2.00 -3.30 pm Service Jam from Solvers Studio
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN ANY OF THESE EVENTS, PLEASE EMAIL PETER.ALLEN@BIZGATEWAY.ORG.UK. who will send further details once available.