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Innovate UK Business Growth Conference agenda & recordings

A big welcome to our colleagues from across Innovate UK.

This year’s event explored the impactful ways we can ensure more UK innovators grow and scale on the global stage, including through our portfolio of Innovate UK products and services.

Agenda

Day 1

  • 11:30 - Registration
  • 11:30-12:30 - Networking Lunch - stand up / bowl food
  • 12:35-12:45 - MC welcome
  • 12:45-13:25 - Innovate UK CEO Indro Mukerjee - Welcome & keynote
  • 13:25-13:30 - MC
  • 13:30-13:50 - Max Adam, Innovate UK Deputy Director Business Growth - Propelling Business Growth: The Next Chapter
  • 13:50-14:05 - Guy Woolley, Innovate UK COO - The Evolution of Operations: A Customer-Centric Lens
  • 14:05-14:10 - MC
  • 14:10-14:20 - Umerah Akram, LSE Head of Private Markets - Investment in Innovation: The View from the Capital Markets
  • 14:20-15:00 - Panel: Investment Client Journey
    Chaired by Umerah Akram - LSEG
    Simon Finch - Floww
    Mike Denis - Akrivia
    Neil Dickinson - Holdson
    Joanne Phoenix - IUK Scaleup Directo
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  • 15:00-15:05 - MC
  • 15:05-15:20 - Break
  • 15:25-16:15 - Domain Breakout - Digital and Technologies & Net Zero
    Net Zero
    Intro - Mike Pitts
    Venn Chesterton - Make and Use
    William Joyce - Industrial Decarbonisation
    Mike Pitts - Heat
    Josey Wardle - Mobility
    Sarah Tennison - Net Zero Systems

    Digital and Technologies
    Intro - Iain Mauchline
    Ian Mauchline - Semiconductors
    Jacob Wood - BridgeAI
    Ellie Wicks-Jones - Creative Industries
    Najwa Sidqi - Emerging and Enabling Technologies
    Tom Kirkham - Future Telecoms
  • 16:20-16:25 - MC
  • 16:25-17:00 - Panel: Place pathways to growth: from local to national to international
    Chaired by Martin McGurk - Innovate UK Business Growth
    Oliver St John - DSIT
    Rick Holland - Innovate UK
    Keirra Smith - DBT
    Alicia Law - DBT
    David Moule - Examplas
  • 17:00-17:05 - MC
  • 17:05-17:25 - Client Fireside Chat - Under the Doormat, Merilee Karr
  • 17:25-17:30 - MC
  • 17:30-17:55 - Panel: Products & Services
    Chaired by Scott O'Brien
    Lisa Hazelden, CPO
    Scott O'Brien, CIO
    Jon Kingsbury, CEO Innovate UK KTN
    Max Adam, Deputy Director Business Growth

    Nigel Walker, Deputy Director, Lending and Investment
    Heidi Bridger, Deputy Director, Innovation Infrastructure
  • 17:55 - MC closes
  • 19:15 - Casual street food dinner at the Glasshouse International Centre for Music

All sessions will be live streamed, with the exception of Registration, Networking lunch, Breaks, Domain Breakout sessions and Casual street food dinner.

Day 2

  • 8:00-8:45 - Arrival
  • 8:45-8:55 - MC welcome
  • 9:00-9:40 - Panel: Growing and scaling on a global stage
    Chaired by David Golding, Head of Global Innovation Partnerships
  • 9:40-9:45 - MC
  • 9:45-10:05 - Guest speaker: Irene Graham, The Scaleup Landscape
  • 10:05-10:10 - MC
  • 10:10-10:25 - Keynote: Innovating towards our Future Economy, Colin Tattam, Innovate UK KTN
  • 10:25-10:30 - MC
  • 10:30-11:00 - Break
  • 11:05-12:05 - Domain/P&S Breakouts (Healthy Living & Agriculture, and Products & Services)
    P&S
    Intro - Colin Tattam
    Heidi Bridger - Catapults
    Bimba James - Smart
    Ian Brotherston - SBRI
    Nigel Walker - Lending and Investment
    Jemima Jones - Investor Partnerships
    Colin Tattam - Innovate UK KTN

    HLA
    Intro - Stella Peace
    Chris Danks - Agrifood
    Richard Hebdon
    Joanna da Silva - Medicines Manufacturing
    Tim Padgett - Engineering biology
  • 12:05-12:15 - Movement time, MC
  • 12:15-12:20 - MC
  • 12:20-12:50 - Guest speaker - Margaret Heffernan
  • 12:50-13:05 - Awards
  • 13:05-13:20 - Event round up - Lisa Hazelden - CPO
  • 13:20-13:25 - Business Growth Team - thanks and sign off
  • 13:25 - Buffet lunch and networking

All sessions will be live streamed, with the exception of Arrival, Breaks, Domain/P&S Breakout sessions and Buffet lunch.

Watch the main stage recordings below

Watch the workshop recordings below

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