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Innovation for Business - Making the Change for Tomorrow

10 May 2022

Cornwall’s Innovation event of the year

Join us 28 June for Cornwall’s Innovation event of the year: “Innovation for Business – Making the Change for Tomorrow” at the Alverton Hotel in Truro. Curated by Acceleration Through Innovation 2 (ATI2) and featuring a bespoke line-up of innovators, business leaders, researchers and academics. We will explore how forward-thinking SMEs can incorporate innovation to not only secure their place in the future but thrive in a fast moving and competitive landscape.

This exclusive one-day event offers attendees an insight into the latest research and innovation trends whilst imparting practical knowledge and expertise to inspire attendees to embrace change as an opportunity, as opposed to a threat, for business.

Full house for a Q&A with some of the speakers at the 2019 conference

What to expect on the day

In addition to guest speakers the conference provides businesses with the opportunity to get involved in high level discussions, networking, attend innovation workshops and experience demonstrations of innovative tech.

There will be a morning break for refreshments and a complementary lunch will be provided.

Busy stalls and workshops at the 2019 conference.

Ticket information

Thanks to ATI2, a project led by the University of Plymouth and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), tickets to Innovation for Business are free of charge to all eligible businesses based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; with priority being given to Cornwall Innovation Club members. Tickets are limited for both businesses and partners, so book early to avoid disappointment. Reserve your place here:

Guest Speakers

Adam Sutcliffe – Chairman of Orbel Health, Head of Mentoring at the British Design Fund, industry fellow at RCA’s business incubator, Dyson fellow and one of three mentors at the Terra Carta Design Lab.

Adrian Dawson – Head of Research and Innovation at the University of Plymouth – The University of Plymouth in Cornwall

Alex Whatley – Project Manager specialising in Marine brokering collaborative research and development projects by connecting businesses to expert academics and bespoke facilities.

Caitlin Gould – Co-founder of Kensa Health and TECgirls and Chair of Board for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Digital Skills Partnership.

Dr Mike Phillips – Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at University of Plymouth, director of research at, Design Area Research Lead.

John Chapple – Marketing and Communications Manager at Paragon Communications

Layla Burrows – South West Regional Manager at Innovate UK

Melissa Sterry – A world-leading authority on the science, technology, design, and thinking that could help humanity to build a better world.

Melissa Thorpe – Head of Spaceport Cornwall

Paul Gilbert  Exelin Manufacturing Specialist, presenting the latest in process innovation.

Software Cornwall – Limited Not-For-Profit organisation collaborating to support the growth of the digital engineering industry in the County.

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