Local organisations are invited to celebrate business innovation in Leicestershire at a free showcase event.
The Innovation InCharnwood Showcase event will be held on Monday, October 30 from 2-5pm at Loughborough Town Hall.
The showcase has been organised by Loughborough Advanced Technology and Innovation (LATi), in partnership with inCharnwood, an initiative by Charnwood Borough Council.
The showcase is part of the Leicester Business Festival 2017, which runs from October 23 to November 3 and celebrates the best of business from across the region.
The theme of the event is ‘how to innovate and win’ and will highlight the world-class innovation and diversity of businesses in the borough.
More than 50 organisations from a wide range of sectors will be exhibiting at the event, including sports science, advanced manufacturing, low carbon, education and creative industries.
Local innovators, scientists, engineers and creatives will be speaking at showcase, including:
- Richard Brewer of 3M United Kingdom PLC on developing breakthrough medical devices
- Chris Ruddock of Incus Performance on enhancing top flight athlete’s performance
- Steven Brand of Sentle on disrupting the CRM marketplace
- Oli Folkerd of Event Engineering on creating mind-blowing brand experiences
- Dan Ninan of Intelligent Energy on powering a sustainable future
LATI Chairman John Duncan said: “This is a unique opportunity to see the remarkable innovation taking place in Leicestershire and Charnwood, bringing together local high-tech, science, engineering and creative businesses under one roof.”
Councillor Eric Vardy, the Council’s Lead Member for Planning and Inward Investment said: “This event is a chance to bring businesses together from across the region.
“We’re pleased to be able to offer businesses the chance to hear about the exciting innovations that successful organisations in the borough are working on.
“This is a great opportunity for people who may not usually meet in business to make valuable connections and find out about new developments and support available in the area.”
The showcase will include talks from leading businesses in Charnwood, plus the opportunity for organisations to highlight their own work, network and share knowledge.
Businesses that wish to exhibit that the showcase can apply via LATi at www.lati.org.uk.
To book a place at the event visit www.leicesterbusinessfestival.com/bookticketscalendar
For more information about inCharnwood, visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/incharnwood and follow @inCharnwood on Twitter.
For more information about LATi, visit www.lati.org.uk and follow @LATILtd on Twitter.
InCharnwood is a new initiative by Charnwood Borough Council which has been developed to market the area to businesses and attract inward investment to create a stronger local economy.
LATi is a networking group for people who work in high-tech, science and engineering. It was established in Loughborough in 1996 as a ‘science park without walls’. Today, the not-for-profit provides networking and business support for companies and individuals involved in the innovative use of science and technology.