Businesses encouraged to attend Malvern Festival of Innovation

Business leaders, entrepreneurs and students are once again invited to attend the Malvern Festival of Innovation which is currently taking place until to Saturday 8 October 2016 in Great Malvern, Worcestershire.

The series of events promotes innovation and entrepreneurship across the region, highlighting key industry sectors and providing opportunities to learn about new technologies, new business processes and network with peers.

For businesses interested in schools outreach and promoting STEM subjects, the Next Generation Innovators day at the Three Counties Showground is your opportunity to interact with over 800 secondary school students from around the region.  The hosts are particularly keen to have organisations participate with hands-on demonstrations and engaging activities that will enthuse students to pursue a career in the knowledge economy.

Cyber Security and the Internet of Things is the subject of Thursday 6 October’s business session at the Malvern Theatres.  We’ll be hearing an exclusive update about the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre as well as showcasing the country’s leading cyber security SMEs.

Thursday evening sees the Formal Dinner at Malvern College; an excellent event for entertaining guests and meeting others in the innovation space. This year’s after dinner speaker is Anne Lise Kjaer, a leading futurist and trend analyst.

On Friday 7 October, the Business of Innovating symposium will run at the Malvern Theatres.  This popular session will include a keynote from Kevin Baughan, Chief Development Officer at Innovate UK and presentations about technology clusters, design innovation as well as helpful advice for starting and scaling your business.  An entrepreneurs elevating pitching session will also feature in the programme.

There are table-top exhibition opportunities at the Festival, plenty of opportunities to network, and entry to the business symposia are free for all to attend.  Full details and on-line registration available at the Festival of Innovation website.

Follow the conversation on Twitter @festivalofinnov and use the hashtag #InnovateMalvern.

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Pictured: More than 2,500 people attended last year’s Malvern Festival of Innovation.