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EVENT AGENDA SESSION TIMES
MAIN STAGE INNOVATION SHOWCASE EXPO BUSINESS LOUNGE
8:30 am
Registration Open
8:30 am to 9:00 am
8:45 am
9:00 am
Open
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
9:15 am
9:30 am
Welcome & Overview of the day
An introduction with an insight of the days activities by the MOC Penny Haslam and Hari Punchihewa, Deputy CEO at University of Derby
9:30 am to 9:40 am

Future Challenges & the Landscape of Innovation
Future Challenges Talk and Panel by Chris Jones, Head of Emerging Technologies at Innovate UK followed by a short talk from Marcus Manning, Academic Relations & Commercialisation Manager, Future Cities Catapult
9:40 am to 9:55 am
9:45 am
10:00 am
Future of Transportation
A talk from Andrew Clifton, Sustainability Manager, Engineering & Design at Rolls Royce and Prof Sarah Sharples Associate Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Exchange from The University of Nottingham followed by a panel that will include Kieran Harte from UBER and Daragh Coleman from CBI
10:00 am to 10:40 am
10:15 am
10:30 am
How to stop people stealing your ideas
Delivered by Matthew Talbot, Partner at Howes Percival and Hannah Steggles, Director at Howes Percival
10:30 am to 11:00 am
10:45 am
Smart Innovation
A series of talks from leading specialists: Dr Paul Taylor, Chief Executive of Dynex, Caroline Hopkins, Development Director (UK and Ireland) Engie and Adrian Talbot, Principle Technology Consultant and Business Analyst for Amey.
10:45 am to 11:25 am
Followed by a chance to question a panel of specialists including Andrew Clifton, Sustainabilty Manager - Engineering and Design at Rolls Royce & Stirling Kimkeran, Head of Technical Services at Balfour Beatty
11:00 am
The Journey of a Healthcare Innovation: from concept to a market ready product
Delivered by East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
11:00 am to 11:30 am
11:15 am
11:30 am
A Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere inc Q&A
A chance to hear a talk from Dr Mirren Mandalia, Senior Director New Ventures & Transaction, Medical Device for Johnson & Johnson supported by Amir Babaei-Mahani from Johnson & Johnson with the opportunity to ask your questions afterwards.
11:30 am to 11:55 am
Funding for growing businesses by British Business Bank
The role of the bank is increasing the total amount of capital and variety of sources of capital available to early stage growing innovative SMEs in the UK. Information of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) will be given which is a dedicated £250m fund focused on SMEs in the Midlands which is due to be launched in March this year.
11:30 am to 12:00 pm
11:45 am
12:00 pm
Delivering innovation in Healthcare: The need for collaboration between industry, universities and the NHS for UK Health and Wealth
A talk from Alasdaire Gore, Commercial Director at Leicester Precision Medicine Institute chance to ask your questions after.
12:00 pm to 12:25 pm
How to grow your business overseas
“Hear successful local exporters Stuart Garner (Norton Motorcycles) and Elizabeth Fothergill CBE DL (Pennine Healthcare) explain how overseas customers helped their business grow bigger, faster than if they had concentrated on the UK alone. Stuart and Elizabeth will be in conversation with Ian Harrison, Director of Export, Department for International Trade”
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
12:15 pm
12:30 pm
12:45 pm
1:00 pm
Future Sport & Innovation in Sport to Drive Growth
A Panel session with Paralympic Gold Medalist Richard Whitehead MBE, Dr Chris Bussell from the University of Derby and RFU Coach Russell Earnshaw about Future Sport and Innovation in Sport to Drive Business Growth.
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:30 pm
1:45 pm
Design as a tool for innovation plus Q&A
A talk from David Robinson Former CEO of Speedo and Prof Tim Cooper Nottingham Trent University discuss the using Design as a tool for Innovation including a Q&A afterwards
1:50 pm to 2:25 pm
2:00 pm
A creative approach to validating your offer
Use GrowthMesh as a sounding board for your business growth challenges, a springboard for your ideas, and a catalyst for your innovation.
2:00 pm to 2:25 pm
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
PITCHFEST Final 2017
Live pitching from Pitchfest finalists of 2017
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Engaging the workforce with Paralympians
Mark Briggs, Company Director of 19Eleven will be accompanied by a 19Eleven athlete to show you can engage your workforce with Paralympians.
2:30 pm to 2:55 pm
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
Innovation Funding & Support
A brief discussion about Innovation & Support
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm
3:45 pm
PITCHFEST Final 2017
Results of Pitchfest and Close of Venturefest East Midlands 2017
3:45 pm to 3:55 pm
4:00 pm
4:15 pm

MAIN STAGE

  • Welcome & Overview of the day
    9:30 am - 9:40 am
  • Future Challenges & the Landscape of Innovation
    9:40 am - 9:55 am
  • Future of Transportation
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • Smart Innovation
    10:45 am - 11:25 am
  • A Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere inc Q&A
    11:30 am - 11:55 am
  • Delivering innovation in Healthcare: The need for collaboration between industry, universities and the NHS for UK Health and Wealth
    12:00 pm - 12:25 pm
  • Future Sport & Innovation in Sport to Drive Growth
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
  • Design as a tool for innovation plus Q&A
    1:50 pm - 2:25 pm
  • PITCHFEST Final 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Innovation Funding & Support
    3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • PITCHFEST Final 2017
    3:45 pm - 3:55 pm

INNOVATION SHOWCASE EXPO

  • Registration Open
    8:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Open
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

BUSINESS LOUNGE

  • How to stop people stealing your ideas
    10:30 am - 11:00 am
  • The Journey of a Healthcare Innovation: from concept to a market ready product
    11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Funding for growing businesses by British Business Bank
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • How to grow your business overseas
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • A creative approach to validating your offer
    2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
  • Engaging the workforce with Paralympians
    2:30 pm - 2:55 pm
MAIN STAGE INNOVATION SHOWCASE EXPO BUSINESS LOUNGE
8:30 am
Registration Open
8:30 am to 9:00 am
8:45 am
9:00 am
Open
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
9:15 am
9:30 am
Welcome & Overview of the day
An introduction with an insight of the days activities by the MOC Penny Haslam and Hari Punchihewa, Deputy CEO at University of Derby
9:30 am to 9:40 am

Future Challenges & the Landscape of Innovation
Future Challenges Talk and Panel by Chris Jones, Head of Emerging Technologies at Innovate UK followed by a short talk from Marcus Manning, Academic Relations & Commercialisation Manager, Future Cities Catapult
9:40 am to 9:55 am
9:45 am
10:00 am
Future of Transportation
A talk from Andrew Clifton, Sustainability Manager, Engineering & Design at Rolls Royce and Prof Sarah Sharples Associate Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Exchange from The University of Nottingham followed by a panel that will include Kieran Harte from UBER and Daragh Coleman from CBI
10:00 am to 10:40 am
10:15 am
10:30 am
How to stop people stealing your ideas
Delivered by Matthew Talbot, Partner at Howes Percival and Hannah Steggles, Director at Howes Percival
10:30 am to 11:00 am
10:45 am
Smart Innovation
A series of talks from leading specialists: Dr Paul Taylor, Chief Executive of Dynex, Caroline Hopkins, Development Director (UK and Ireland) Engie and Adrian Talbot, Principle Technology Consultant and Business Analyst for Amey.
10:45 am to 11:25 am
Followed by a chance to question a panel of specialists including Andrew Clifton, Sustainabilty Manager - Engineering and Design at Rolls Royce & Stirling Kimkeran, Head of Technical Services at Balfour Beatty
11:00 am
The Journey of a Healthcare Innovation: from concept to a market ready product
Delivered by East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
11:00 am to 11:30 am
11:15 am
11:30 am
A Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere inc Q&A
A chance to hear a talk from Dr Mirren Mandalia, Senior Director New Ventures & Transaction, Medical Device for Johnson & Johnson supported by Amir Babaei-Mahani from Johnson & Johnson with the opportunity to ask your questions afterwards.
11:30 am to 11:55 am
Funding for growing businesses by British Business Bank
The role of the bank is increasing the total amount of capital and variety of sources of capital available to early stage growing innovative SMEs in the UK. Information of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) will be given which is a dedicated £250m fund focused on SMEs in the Midlands which is due to be launched in March this year.
11:30 am to 12:00 pm
11:45 am
12:00 pm
Delivering innovation in Healthcare: The need for collaboration between industry, universities and the NHS for UK Health and Wealth
A talk from Alasdaire Gore, Commercial Director at Leicester Precision Medicine Institute chance to ask your questions after.
12:00 pm to 12:25 pm
How to grow your business overseas
“Hear successful local exporters Stuart Garner (Norton Motorcycles) and Elizabeth Fothergill CBE DL (Pennine Healthcare) explain how overseas customers helped their business grow bigger, faster than if they had concentrated on the UK alone. Stuart and Elizabeth will be in conversation with Ian Harrison, Director of Export, Department for International Trade”
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
12:15 pm
12:30 pm
12:45 pm
1:00 pm
Future Sport & Innovation in Sport to Drive Growth
A Panel session with Paralympic Gold Medalist Richard Whitehead MBE, Dr Chris Bussell from the University of Derby and RFU Coach Russell Earnshaw about Future Sport and Innovation in Sport to Drive Business Growth.
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:30 pm
1:45 pm
Design as a tool for innovation plus Q&A
A talk from David Robinson Former CEO of Speedo and Prof Tim Cooper Nottingham Trent University discuss the using Design as a tool for Innovation including a Q&A afterwards
1:50 pm to 2:25 pm
2:00 pm
A creative approach to validating your offer
Use GrowthMesh as a sounding board for your business growth challenges, a springboard for your ideas, and a catalyst for your innovation.
2:00 pm to 2:25 pm
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
PITCHFEST Final 2017
Live pitching from Pitchfest finalists of 2017
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Engaging the workforce with Paralympians
Mark Briggs, Company Director of 19Eleven will be accompanied by a 19Eleven athlete to show you can engage your workforce with Paralympians.
2:30 pm to 2:55 pm
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
Innovation Funding & Support
A brief discussion about Innovation & Support
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm
3:45 pm
PITCHFEST Final 2017
Results of Pitchfest and Close of Venturefest East Midlands 2017
3:45 pm to 3:55 pm
4:00 pm
4:15 pm

MAIN STAGE

  • Welcome & Overview of the day
    9:30 am - 9:40 am
  • Future Challenges & the Landscape of Innovation
    9:40 am - 9:55 am
  • Future of Transportation
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
  • Smart Innovation
    10:45 am - 11:25 am
  • A Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere inc Q&A
    11:30 am - 11:55 am
  • Delivering innovation in Healthcare: The need for collaboration between industry, universities and the NHS for UK Health and Wealth
    12:00 pm - 12:25 pm
  • Future Sport & Innovation in Sport to Drive Growth
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
  • Design as a tool for innovation plus Q&A
    1:50 pm - 2:25 pm
  • PITCHFEST Final 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Innovation Funding & Support
    3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • PITCHFEST Final 2017
    3:45 pm - 3:55 pm

INNOVATION SHOWCASE EXPO

  • Registration Open
    8:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Open
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

BUSINESS LOUNGE

  • How to stop people stealing your ideas
    10:30 am - 11:00 am
  • The Journey of a Healthcare Innovation: from concept to a market ready product
    11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Funding for growing businesses by British Business Bank
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • How to grow your business overseas
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • A creative approach to validating your offer
    2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
  • Engaging the workforce with Paralympians
    2:30 pm - 2:55 pm