INNOVATE 2017

8 - 9 Nov 2017
Manufacturing,Business

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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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