Innovate Local Northern Ireland

Event Details


09.00 - 13.30



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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 Northern Ireland, along with fellow business leaders, innovators, and experts. Innovate UK and Invest NI are partnering to host this event which promises to be a catalyst for business innovation and growth in Northern Ireland.

On 23rd November, at Lagan Valley, Lisburn, we’ll explore the importance of innovation and how it can:

1. Drive Business Growth: Learn how innovation can lead to increased profitability, market share, and 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.

Who Should Attend?

Any business based in Northern Ireland in 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 Attend?

  • Connect with innovation experts and potential collaborators.
  • Discover the opportunities and incentives for ambitious innovators and businesses in Northern Ireland
  • Network with like-minded professionals from Northern Ireland’s thriving business community.
  • Take your next practical step towards transforming your business through innovation


Subject to change*

  • 8.45-09.30 – Arrival, refreshments
  • 09.30-10.00 – Welcome & scene setting, Vicky Kell, Director of Innovation, Research & Development at Invest NI, Paul Malcomson, Manager for Northern Ireland at Innovate UK
  • 10.00-10.20 – Burning Platform – the imperative to innovate, Jonathan Mitchener, Futurist, Innovate UK
  • 10.20-11.10 – Company case studies, panel & Q&A
  • 11.10-11.30 – Refreshment break
  • 11.30-11.50 – Funding Masterclass, Stephen McComb, KTA, Innovate UK KTN
  • 11.50-12.30 – Surgery session –  meet Northern Ireland’s innovation support ecosystem team and learn more about specific programmes and offerings
  • 12.30-13.30 – Networking lunch

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