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Innovation Network

We have introduced hundreds of companies to our expertise, knowledge and facilities through our Innovation Network.

We hold a series of free events throughout the year, covering topics on innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship. These events provide a great opportunity to connect with our expertise and with local business people, and to hear inspirational, thought-provoking speakers.

Audience at an Innovation Network event

We have circa 1,800 members consisting of business people from a wide range of industries,  companies and organisations as well as academics. Around 70% of our members are local small and medium-sized enterprises. The remainder are from business support organisations and academia.

Our events are usually held in the early evening for around 80 people, followed by a light buffet supper and networking.

Become a member

Some members come to every event; some come to just one a year. Some come primarily to network; others to hear specific speakers or topics only.

Membership, as well as attendance at our events, is completely free.

Become a member

The best networking and ideas forum I've ever been to. The guest speaker gave me the inside track on creating a culture of innovation and on turning ideas into actions. Just as avaluable were the like-minded contacts I made. We really sparked ideas off each other.

Stuart Woodhead CEO, Invitron Limited