09:30   Registration and networking


Welcome and introduction by James McKenzie, IOP Vice President for Business and Chair of the Business Innovation and Growth Group


Sir Martin Sweeting sharing insights in starting a high-tec enterprise and growing it into a multi-million pound business.


Presentations and Panel discussion with 2018 Business Award Winners
(EndoMag, Innovative Physics, Leonardo, PepsiCo and Plastipack)

12:30 Lunch and networking


Parallel workshops

Workshop 1: Global Market Access: From Local to Global and everything in between
Workshop 2: Innovation: Lessons from Experience - examining the Innovation Landscape
Workshop 3: Junk the Jargon: How to Communicate your Work to Non-Technical Audience


Parallel workshops

Workshop 4: Access to finance
Workshop 5: Meet the Press: Building Relationships Between Industry, Journalists and Publishers
Workshop 6: Fellows Workshop 


Networking and drinks reception – James McKenzie in conversation with Mr Mike Biddle, Interim Deputy Executive Chair and Chief Operating Officer, and Director - Strategy for Innovate UK, who will talk about the Industrial Challenge Fund and matters related to the UK Government Industrial Strategy. 

18:00 Close

Key dates

Early registration deadline:

1 February 2019

Registration deadline:

20 February 2019

Organised by the IOP Business Innovation and Growth Group