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Innovation inCharnwood – How to Innovate and Win

October 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Innovation inCharnwood showcaseA first for Loughborough and Charnwood! Over 50 local businesses will be exhibiting at the Innovation InCharnwood Showcase on Monday, 30th October 2017 from 2 to 5pm at Loughborough Town Hall (LTH), with the aim of celebrating the remarkable innovation taking place in Leicestershire and Charnwood.

The theme of the event, ‘How to Innovate and Win’, will highlight the world-class innovation in our midst and the broad diversity of technological, scientific, manufacturing, engineering, professional services and creative businesses in Charnwood. 


Register via Leicester Business Festival – free to attend


The audience will have the opportunity hear first-hand about the exciting innovations companies in Charnwood are working on. The showcase will feature stand-alone talks by true local innovators. 3M, Intelligent Energy, Incus Performance, Sentle and Event Engineering will be demonstrating their technologies and talking about their approach to innovation. Attendees will be able to ‘put their name down for talks’ on the day when they arrive at Loughborough Town Hall (LTH).

Innovation InCharnwood Talks

  1. Using Innovation to Develop Breakthrough Medical Devices
    Richard Brewer, Product Development Specialist – 3M United Kingdom PLC
    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, will demonstrate the product and provide insight into the NPD process.
  2. Using Innovation to Enhance Top Flight Athletes’ Performance
    Chris Ruddock, Managing Director – INCUS Performance
    The founder 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. Using Innovation to Disrupt the CRM marketplace
    Steven Brand, Co-founder and Product Director – Sentle
    Having previously worked for Microsoft in the Xbox department, User Experience design expert Steven Brand will talk about the company’s new cloud-based client management 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.
  4. Using Innovation to Create Mind-Blowing Brand Experiences
    Oli Folkerd, Head of Development – Event Engineering
    Expert in creating experiential marketing events, Oli Folkerd 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 demonstrate how Event Engineering go about creating bespoke experiences to truly entertain and amaze live audiences.
  5. Using Innovation to Power a Sustainable Future
    Dan Ninan, Head of Advanced Concepts and Prototyping at Intelligent Energy
    A leader in Intelligent Energy’s Research and Product Development department, Dan Ninan 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.

Innovation InCharnwood Exhibition
Over 50 local business exhibitors
Over 50 exhibitors from the worlds of sports science, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, low carbon, business support, education and creative industries will be taking part.

Meet our local business heroes: 3M, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Nemaura Pharma, Intelligent Energy, Loughborough University, Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, Imago Venues, Charnwood Campus, Aviation Intelligence, Event Engineering, Incus Performance, Sentle, Bennett Engineering, Dynamic Flow Technologies, Biostatus, Mount Laboratories, Campbell Scientific, Veolia Water Technologies, Adamson Jones, TBAT Innovation, Paul Jenkinson Consulting, Haines Watts, Hallam Internet, Crayfish Design, LikeMind Media, Hyphen, Department for International Trade (DIT), Leicestershire Education Business Company (LEBC), inCharnwood, Love Loughborough and Loyal Free.

Want to exhibit? Email gillian @ lati.org.uk for details

Organisations and businesses that wish to exhibit can apply via LATi, with first option given to those based in Charnwood that meet criteria of working in or supporting the above sectors, though applications from those that are active in the area will be considered.

LBF_Largest_Biz_BadgeWhy attend?
Establish valuable connections 
The ‘Innovation inCharnwood’ Showcase has been created to bring businesses together, creating an opportunity for business people who would not ordinarily get to meet each other to establish valuable connections and to find out about the new business development and business support available in the area.

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 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

Who should attend
Heads and senior decision makers of:

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

What’s happening, when?
Outline agenda
13:45: Visitor registration opens (bring LBF booking confirmation)
13:45: ‘Put name down for Talks’ opens
14:00: Innovation InCharnwood Showcase opens
14:30: 20 minutes talks every half hour – on the half hour
16:30: Registration desk closes
17:00 – Innovation InCharnwood Showcase closes


Register today via Leicester Business Festival



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.

About 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.

About LATi
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.




October 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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