Innovate 2017: take part online
Our annual conference takes place this week. There’s still time to get tickets to attend in person, or you can follow the event online.
The focus is on UK innovation’s role in tackling some of the biggest global challenges. You can learn about what these challenges mean for individuals, businesses and government, through our social media channels, alongside the opportunities for entrepreneurs to come up with their own solutions.
Keep up with the action
During the 2 days we’ll be hosting a number of live video interviews on Facebook.
We will be speaking with some of the UK’s top innovators across various sectors and industries, including the winners of the 2 awards that will be handed out. These are the innovation in design award, voted for by Innovate UK colleagues, and the peer-to-peer award, which is voted for by those attending the event.
We’ll also provide a look around the centre itself so you can experience the event from afar.
Have your say
As well as Facebook, there’s the opportunity to get involved in 2 of the panel debates, which will be streaming live on Twitter. You’ll be able to watch the debate and tweet any questions on the same screen. We’ll be putting the best ones to the speakers to answer.
Automating the world - 2:30pm on 8 November 2017
Are robots really going to take over jobs? And how do you manage this as a business? The session will explore automation and the fourth industrial revolution, looking at the benefits - and potential downsides - of an increased use of data and machine autonomy.
Debating the topic are:
- Phil Smith, Non-executive Chair of Innovate UK and Chairman of Cisco
- Emeritus Professor Noel Sharkey, University of Sheffield
- Lord Battacharyya, Founder and Chairman of Warwick Manufacturing Group
- Hamid Mughal, Global Director of Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce
- Tabitha Goldstaub, Cofounder, CognitionX
Securing the cyber world - 9:45am on 9 November 2017
The interconnectedness of the world makes the prospect of a cyber war very real. Are our connections and transactions really secure? How can we prepare for the next cyber attack? This session, which features a former hacker, will look at tackling these problems.
Debating the topic are:
- Professor Philip Nelson, CEO, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
- Professor Sir John McCanny, Centre for Secure Information Technologies
- Cal Leeming, CEO, Lyons Leeming
- Grace Cassy, Co-Founder, CyLon
Still time to attend in person
If you want to attend in person there’s still time to register. Tickets are available now and will be on the day as well. It costs £150 for a one day ticket or £199 for both days.
Latest News from
Over £18 million to go to manufacturing innovations16/11/2017 17:07:00
Projects include improving efficiency and sustainability in food packaging and revolutionising a labour-intensive process in high-value manufacturing.
Dr Ruth McKernan announces she will leave her post at Innovate UK15/11/2017 11:41:00
Chief Executive of Innovate UK, Dr Ruth McKernan, has announced that she will be stepping down from her post in the spring.
Innovate 2017 day 1: 50-50 split on AI creating vs taking jobs10/11/2017 13:10:00
Event sees debate on future of automation, as well as new announcements of funding for robotics projects, innovation loans and more.
£30 million for business and graduate partnerships09/11/2017 14:10:00
Extra funding for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships will create new jobs for graduates and help UK businesses to innovate and grow.