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The Innovation inCharnwood showcase to be held during Leicester Business Festival at Loughborough Town Hall on Monday, 30th October will bring together a wide range of local organisations and enterprises under one roof to celebrate the remarkable innovation taking place in Leicestershire and Charnwood.
The event features talks by 5 remarkable local innovators and 56 exhibitors drawn from the public sector, academia, advanced manufacturing, life sciences, creative industries, as well as professional and business services. The showcase highlights the world-class innovation taking place in the region and the rich diversity of businesses in Charnwood.
Talks by true local innovators. 3M, Intelligent Energy, Incus Performance, Sentle and Event Engineering provide a rare opportunity for local businesses to hear first-hand about the exciting innovations companies in Charnwood are working on.
Attendees will be able to book tickets for the talks on the day when they arrive at Loughborough Town Hall (LTH). Talks are free of charge to attend.
Innovation inCharnwood showcase is free to attend >> booking via the Leicester Business Festival website is essential.
Meet our Innovation InCharnwood Showcase Speakers
2:30 Chris Ruddock of Incus Performance
Using Innovation to Enhance Top Flight Athletes’ Performance
Founder and Managing Director of INCUS Performance, Chris Ruddock will discuss how the company is employing Artificial Intelligence (AI), advanced wearable technology and data analytics to push the boundaries of insight and performance in sport. Designed and tested alongside top-flight athletes and coaches, the INCUS system facilitates the development of personalised training programmes that truly enhance athletic performance.
3:00 Steve Brand of Sentle
Using Innovation to Disrupt the CRM marketplace
Co-founder and Director of Sentle, Steven Brand will talk about this new start-up’s cloud-based client management CRM system. Having previously worked for Microsoft in the Xbox department, User Experience design expert Steven Brand will provide insight about their journey to developing a brand new ‘CRM’ system that enables SMEs to retain clients and engage customers in a personal and meaningful new way using intuitive client data management and true multi-channel communications.
3:30 Richard Brewer of 3M
Using Innovation to Develop Breakthrough Medical Devices
Product Development Specialist at 3M United Kingdom PLC, Richard Brewer is one of the scientists involved in the development of 3Ms new Intelligent Control Inhaler, which was created in 3M’s research and development facilities in Loughborough. Richard will demonstrate this new breakthrough product and provide insight into the New Product Development (NPD) process.
4:00 Oli Folkerd of Event Engineering
Using Innovation to Create Mind-Blowing Brand Experiences
Head of Development at Event Engineering, Oli Folkerd is an expert in creating experiential marketing events. Oli will provide a taster of the marketing events the company creates for major multi-nationals and how it brings these brands to life in real time. He will provide insight into the exciting and challenging projects they work on and how Event Engineering go about creating bespoke experiences to truly entertain and amaze live audiences.
4:30 Dan Ninan of Intelligent Energy
Using Innovation to Power a Sustainable Future
Head of Advanced Concepts and Prototyping at Intelligent Energy, Dan Ninan is a leader in Intelligent Energy’s Research and Product Development department. Dan will talk about how Intelligent Energy delivers low carbon power solutions, based on patented Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology, for the diesel replacement, automotive and aerial UAV (drone) markets. His talk will showcase technical innovations that have helped Intelligent Energy win customers globally in these different markets.
Organised by LATi in partnership with InCharnwood
“Innovation inCharnwood’, the first business event of its kind in Loughborough, is organised by LATi in partnership with inCharnwood.
InCharnwood is an initiative by Charnwood Borough Council, which has been developed to market the area to businesses and attract inward investment to create a stronger local economy.
LATi, a thriving networking group for people who work in high-tech, science and engineering, was established in Loughborough in 1996 as a ‘science park without walls’. Today, the not-for-profit provides networking and business support for companies and individuals involved in the innovative use of science and technology.
Many thanks to Innovation inCharnwood Showcase 2017 Sponsors & Supporters
Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) as headline sponsor
Handelsbanken, Loughborough as corporate sponsor
Event imaging by creative agency Hyphen, creators of the inCharnwood brand
Smart badges utilising NFC technology provided by CLC (UK) Ltd
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