Day one: Wednesday 30th March 2022
Boiler Shop, Newcastle
Registration opens at 10:00
10:00-16:30Bringing together the Innovation SuperNetwork's national and regional partner network the exhibition is packed with businesses and support services who can help you maximise your chance to connect, innovate and grow
10:30-12:30Jude is the CEO and Founder of Playmob, connecting the most socially conscious brands to millions of engaged global gamers.
10:30-12:30Following the opening address from Jude Ower MBE, our first panel will address responsible innovation and growth.
10:30-12:30We’ll ask our second panel to consider the needs of innovators and discuss how the region can maximise the opportunities on offer while using the region's it's innovation assets to 'level up'.
13:00-14:30Together with our partners, the North East BIC, we search the North East to uncover the businesses behind ground-breaking products or services. It's time to Meet the Innovators!
13:00-14:30This open innovation session will look to SMEs to help BV FutureGen Foundation to develop interactive and meaningful ways of engaging with young people through their education hub network.
13:00-14:30This session brings together industry leaders, experts, and innovators to learn about current and emerging solutions that can contribute towards the NHS’s Net Zero aim.
14:45-16:30Having worked for top companies such as IBM, British Aerospace, Telstra and Kred, Andrew has built a career at the forefront of digital disruption.
14:45-16:30The Innovation Showcase make up the shortlist for our annual awards, until they're announced on the big day - you can check out who took home our 'brains' last year.
9:30 - 11:00Help to shape the challenges facing society and industry and hear how collaboration between corporate, academia, government and entrepreneurs could help the region deliver real impact across our communities.
11:00 - 12:30Learn how bringing together large and mid-sized organisations with small, growth-focused SMEs allows freedom and agility to disrupt mindset and explore new ideas to problem solve.
11:00-12:30Aimed at active investors, the Big Pitch will uncover the latest deal opportunities and showcase some of the best innovative North East businesses currently seeking investment.
12:30-13:30Join Scaleup North East for a live interview with one of the region's fastest growing businesses. Find out how they did it, the challenges they've faced, and how they are overcoming them.
12:30 - 1:30Join expert financial planners Broad Chare Partners for this informative session about changes to consider for you and your business, your family, and your current (and future) employees, to help mitigate risks, support growth and maximise the benefits that you are able to enjoy.
13:30 - 14:30Meet the Royal Academy of Engineering to hear about their Enterprise Hub and how their funding and support programmes can benefit your business.
13:30 - 14:30Join Brewin Dolphin to explore the relevance of a company’s environmental impact and importance of an Environmental, Social and Governance strategy when securing investment.
14:30 - 15:30Join City of Sunderland and business support guests offering their expertise in a 'finance, funding and support opportunities update' for North East businesses.
14:30-15:30Join Believe Housing and their trusted partner Trueplace Consulting, to hear how they went back to basics to define objectives and transform their customer’s experience as part of a ‘Moving Forward’ project.
15:30-16:30Blu Sky Chartered Accounts will work their way through the financial process, introduce the exciting things they can do with technology, and address strategy and other vital factors in growing a business.
15:30 - 16:30Find out about the support we offer and how our experienced team can help you secure the right finance for you, from grants to equity investment. Be the first to hear about the new Innovation SuperNetwork grant!