Innovate 2017

Innovate UK’s flagship annual event – Innovate 2017 – will take place on 8th-9th November, at the National Exhibition Centre at Birmingham.
The theme of this year’s event is Global Challenges (full details and the conference programme can be accessed at

We are looking to attract a strong international presence at this event, particularly from international businesses (as well as research organisations, investors and others).
This year, free tickets will be available for eligible international delegates (ie. the attendance fee of £199 is being waived). This includes free tickets for overseas companies that are looking to:
Buy or license UK technology/products
Invest in the UK or UK companies and co-develop new solutions
Find UK research partners to be part of a consortium led by an overseas company
Work on a technology transfer project

As well as the main conference, there will be a delegate networking event for delegates interested in meeting potential partners. Registered delegates are invited to browse and register on the following b2match website in order to look at profiles of other participants in INNOVATE 2017 Match:

An applicant will need to send a request to To note that there is an eligibility screening process.
A registration form will be completed which then must be sent to the same address. Approval will be granted by Innovate UK based on information provided in their application. There is no limit on the numbers of free tickets but a decision will be made so as to achieve a suitable mix of businesses/ and geographical and sector balance.
And just for complete clarity, Innovate UK will not be able to support the costs of travel or stay to and in the UK.

For enquiries, please contact the Enterprise Europe Network Midlands team directly at

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