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Growing the Innovation Business Opportunity - the Solent is Open, 7th March 2018, Isle of Wight

This event is open to all and organisations outside the Solent are warmly encouraged to attend alongside the indigenously based groups.

Sometimes, what you need as a technology business to grow is right in front of you, if only you knew it existed.

Innovate UK and KTN have been looking at the potential around the Solent and are seeing some interesting opportunities beginning to emerge. The Isle of Wight has often felt a bit disconnected from the hive of activity over the Solent but this has not stopped them from nurturing some interesting ideas.

And likewise, organisations including R&D centres around Bournemouth, Southampton and Portsmouth are on a keen trajectory for impacting innovation. They too are looking for partners to foster programmes that could maximise the economical impact.

It makes sense to marry up the capability and unpack what may be slowing up the relationships.

This event sets out with a simple objective: to give you the opportunity to showcase your thinking and forge collaborative partnerships that so far have been outside your field of vision. Importantly, you can also get first hand how the family of Innovate UK business support operations could take your new partners to new and impacting business opportunities.

Format: The day will be structured to set up a dialogue between those with challenges and others with solutions. The day will have a heavy focus on networking, giving you plenty of opportunity to meet new contacts and solve the missing pieces in your growth strategy. This will be fortified with the tools that Innovate UK, KTN, European Enterprise Network, the Local Enterprise Partnerships and local Business Growth programmes can provide to give you the best chance to achieve success.

Programme will also include a session on Accessing Private Equity and Investor Markets.

NEWS for Mainland delegates: A special Networking Red Funnel Ferry will be leaving Southampton at 7:15am. Delegates will enjoy a £10 foot passenger crossing to the Isle of Wight and receive breakfast. For details contact

Who should attend:

* Technology business and commercially orientated R&D centres that are engaged in new disruptive innovation landscapes
* Those who are challenge owners where new thinking is sought to provide additional solution avenues
* The event is open to all, and organisations outside the Solent are warmly encouraged to attend alongside the Solent-based groups.

This event, including catering and refreshments, is free to attend. A sponsored drinks reception will also accompany your registration.

For registration please visit:

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Posted 2018-02-09 16:18:50

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