Innovate Local: Buckinghamshire

Join us for an Innovate Local event in Buckinghamshire to discover funding opportunities, connect with innovation experts and learn more about the grant application process.

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09.00 - 17.00



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About the event

Do you want to grow or improve your business but aren’t sure how to get started or where to turn? Join us at Innovate Local Buckinghamshire, alongside fellow business leaders, innovators, and experts from the region.

This Innovate Local event is a collaboration between the Innovate UK System (including Innovate UK Business Connect and Innovate UK Business Growth) and Buckinghamshire County Council’s Bucks Business First Growth Hub.

Together, we’ll explore the importance of innovation and how it can:

  1. Drive business growth: learn how innovation can increase profitability, expand market share, and enhance customer loyalty.
  2. Boost competitiveness: discover how staying ahead of industry trends and embracing innovation can give your business a competitive edge.
  3. Foster resilience: in today’s ever-changing business landscape, innovation is a key driver of adaptability and long-term success.

Join us to unlock the potential of innovation for your business and connect with like-minded professionals committed to driving growth and success in Buckinghamshire.

Who should attend?

Businesses based in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas or businesses from within the UK who are looking to collaborate or innovate in these regions. You can be from any sector / industry – whether you’re a small start-up or an established enterprise, this event is designed to help you understand the power of innovation and its practical applications.

Why should you attend?

  • Connect with innovation experts and potential collaborators.
  • Secure personalised business growth strategy support from national and regional programmes.
  • Get updates on current and emerging Innovate UK grant funding opportunities.
  • Attend masterclasses on partnering with universities, incorporating diversity and inclusion, and understanding grant assessors’ perspectives to improve your grant applications.
  • Discover opportunities and incentives for ambitious innovators and businesses in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding area.
  • Network with like-minded professionals from Buckinghamshire’s thriving business community.
  • Take practical steps towards transforming your business through innovation.

About Innovate Local

Innovate Local is a suite of regional engagement events that run throughout the year and across the UK. We work with local stakeholders to create a programme that addresses regional innovation priorities. This enables us to deliver an agenda that helps people learn more about business innovation and what it means to them and others.

Our objective is to inspire people to innovate by showcasing the support and finance that is available to help them progress along the innovation journey. We do this through a curated agenda of interactive presentations, panel sessions and workshops.

The Innovate Local Programme is now in its 6th year and Innovate UK Business Connect has been a trusted delivery partner throughout this time, organising and delivering the Innovate Local events.

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is the UK’s innovation agency. It works to create a better future by inspiring, involving and investing in businesses developing life-changing innovations. Its mission is to help companies to grow through their development and commercialisation of new products, processes and services, supported by an outstanding innovation ecosystem that is agile, inclusive and easy to navigate.

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