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Announcing: 2018 Innovation inCharnwood Showcase at Holywell Conference Centre

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm







LATi and inCharnwood (Charnwood Borough Council) are delighted to announce that the 2018 Innovation inCharnwood event is to be held on Wednesday, 7th November at Holywell Conference Centre on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park.

Awarded best event of LBF 2017, the Innovation inCharnwood Showcase will again deliver an exceptional all-day business-to-business event. An estimated 60 exhibitors and talks by five remarkable Charnwood-based business leaders will put the spotlight on innovation which is driving forward economic and business growth.

This event will inspire, stimulate and challenge. It will be a demonstration that this part of the East Midlands is at the forefront of driving forward new technologies, delivering immense benefit to enterprise and enhancing ‘quality of life’.

This year’s event is to be held at the impressive Holywell Conference Centre on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park. Perfect for a business event: offering generous exhibition space all on one floor and a large conference theatre seating 100+. Just off Junction 23 of the M1, the venue has plenty of free parking, and good public transport links.

Creating an exceptional business event
Innovation inCharnwood provides a rare opportunity to meet the broad diversity of enterprises based in Charnwood and hear about the world-class innovation taking place in our midst.

The 2018 event will feature ‘Innovation Talks’ by exceptional business leaders, who have overcome immense obstacles and challenges to achieve significant success internationally

Our success in 2017 was the calibre of business exhibitors that one would rarely get to meet – let alone under one roof at the same time.

Putting Loughborough on the business map
The Showcase will be one of the flagship B2B events during Leicester Business Festival. Our first event in 2017 was a considerable success and achieved exhibitor and visitor numbers well beyond our initial expectations.

Innovation inCharnwood is becoming established as an annual event that draws people to Loughborough from across the UK – showcasing the exceptional business talent locally.

Innovation Talks – Highlighting Phenomenal International Successes
There will be 5 x half-hour ‘innovation talks’ by leaders of local business with a gap of half an hour between talks, allowing people to attend the talks they wish to attend and spend time exploring the exhibition.

Innovation inCharnwood provides an excellent opportunity to network with and meet local enterprises and organisations – in one place on one day – that you’d not ordinarily get to meet.

Exhibitors – Representing the Cutting Edge of Innovation
Local enterprises will be invited to exhibit – selected from the following areas of activity:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Electronics and engineering
  • Life, Health & Sports Sciences
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Digital and Creative Industries
  • Economic and Business growth
  • Research and Education institutions

The Innovation inCharnwood Showcase 2018 has been created to bring businesses together, with a quality of exhibitor that is not usually found at more ‘generic’ business exhibitions.

Building Our Local Business Community and Economy
This event will be particularly valuable for those considering inward investment, business expansion, or wish to create supply chain opportunities. It will also enable businesses to highlight their own activities, to network, share knowledge, establish synergies and potentially collaborate. But most of all, it is an opportunity to truly celebrate the rich diversity of high-tech, science and engineering innovation taking place locally.

  • Meet local innovative companies
  • Make useful local connections
  • Learn from tech innovation taking place
  • Get to ask people ‘how they did it’
  • Showcase business activities
  • Create new collaboration opportunities
  • Be part of creating a vibrant business community
  • Celebrate the innovation taking place in Charnwood

Expected to Attend

Business owners, executives and senior managers from across the region and internationally.

  • High tech, scientific, engineering businesses
  • Sports science
  • Life sciences, biosciences and healthcare
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Earth sciences
  • Space science
  • Low carbon industry
  • Professional services
  • University, Colleges & Higher education
  • Academics
  • Enterprise teams
  • STEM education community
  • Business support
  • Marketing companies
  • Intellectual property
  • Funding support
  • Creative industries
  • Professional services
  • Public sector
  • Property and investment sector

Bookings via Leicester Business Festival website

Visitors will be able to book to attend the 2018 Innovation inCharnwood Showcase via the Leicester Business Festival website from August onwards.


Interested in exhibiting? 

Enterprise or organisation based in Charnwood? Or work with enterprises based in Charnwood? Here is an opportunity to showcase your innovation and meet other remarkable local enterprises.

Early bird savings available on stand space booked by 30 July.


Interested in being a sponsor?

You’ll be in exceptional company!

Packages from £500 to £3000 now available to sponsor the 2018 Innovation inCharnwood Showcase


Email gillian@nulllati.org.uk for more information.



November 7
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Holywell Park Conference Centre
Holywell Way
Loughborough, LE11 3GR United Kingdom
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