INNOVATE 2017 is a showcase of UK and global innovation presented by Innovate UK.
It’s a place where ideas collide. A place to do deals, be inspired and network with future-focused thought leaders.
Across two days INNOVATE 2017 brings 2,750 of the UK’s most innovative thinkers, creators, and inventors to the NEC in Birmingham.
The programme gives attendees the chance to hear keynotes speeches, take part in practical workshops and seminars, and have one-to-one meetings with potential investors.
Over two thought-provoking days INNOVATE 2017 will explore the major themes brought about by the pace and complexity of our world and discuss what that means for the individual, business and governments. From robotics to urban Planning INNOVATE 2017 will deliver fresh perspectives on innovations such as artificial intelligence, smart cities, alternative food sources and space exploration.
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Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, 3 miles from the NEC offers affordable luxury. Socialise in the Open Lobby, dine in the Marco’s New York Italian restaurant and arrive using the free shuttle service.
From luxury resorts to simple rooms to please, you’ll find a host of hotels right on our doorstep. Head to our Visitors page to view your nearest options.
When it comes to wining and dining, we naturally wanted to ensure a range of lip-smacking options was always on the menu.
Avis is the official car and van rental partner to The NEC offering all event goers up to 15% off car hire and 10% off van hire anywhere in the UK.Discover more
Travel to your NEC event with Virgin Trains and we’ll give you 25% off Advance ticket fares. No traffic jams, no toilet stops, just sit back and relax.Discover more
Looking for concerts, shows or sporting events? Situated at the NEC site, the Genting Arena is home to world class music and live shows.More
Resorts World Birmingham Home to restaurants like TGI Friday’s, Las Iguanas, Nando’s and Gourmet Burger Kitchen. You’ll find real ales at The World Bar and cocktails and sushi at The Sky Bar too, plus outlet shopping with discounts of up to 70% off RRP, just walking distance of the NEC Halls.More