Innovation South Showcase; Exhibitors announced

Posted on: 14/02/2018

Opportunity to promote your business for free to over 350 delegates at ‘Innovation South’ launch.


On the 27 March 2018, the all new Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre plays host to the launch of Innovation South, a new collaboration between government and industry to promote the skills and strengths of the South of England’s digital economy.

As well as a line-up of top speakers, workshops and plenty of networking, there will be an exhibition featuring innovative companies showcasing new products and latest technologies, plus business support services and research organisations.

Already confirmed to exhibit are:

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. We drive productivity and growth by supporting businesses to realise 
the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial success.

Knowledge Transfer Network

From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines in-depth knowledge in many sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Our innovation experts are based across the UK, supporting businesses wherever they are to get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries.

CountingLab Ltd

CountingLab is an SME and experts in translational data science – creating, translating, developing and applying the latest and greatest research techniques from academia into commercial solutions to solve real world problems.

Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network provides specialist innovation and internationalisation support for SMEs.

EM3 Growth Hub

The Enterprise M3 Growth Hub based at the Surrey Technology Centre in Guildford offers a bespoke Growth Service, which gives free consultancy from a team of experts, for high growth innovative businesses throughout the M3 corridor.

Business South

Business South is an independent and influential organisation with the purpose of connecting leading employers to promote the place, our people and prosperity.

University of Chichester

The University of Chichester is a modern university with a reputation for delivering superb education going right back to 1839, and a clear focus on preparing students for careers and life opportunities beyond university.

University of Southampton Institute for Life Sciences

Our mission is to help address key challenges in health, society and enterprise by promoting collaborative life sciences research. We create opportunities and bring people together from a range of different disciplines to tackle problems that benefit from interdisciplinary solutions.

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is delighted to support the launch of Innovation South. As a member of the SETsquared University Partnership we are proud to be the global number one academic business incubator supporting a growing network of over 300 SMEs.

Fusion Analytics

Fusion Analytics is a data consultancy, specialising in integrating data sources and applying advanced computing and statistical methods to deliver measurable business value.

University of Kent

Our research, skills, knowledge and facilities promote growth and innovation in the business community within Kent, and also at a national and international level. We are committed to supporting local businesses, of all sizes, to adopt innovative and creative approaches within their organisation.

Orthopaedic Research Institute

ORI works across the university, local hospitals, industry partners and the community with the aim of improving patient outcomes. ORI is involved throughout the innovation cycle with new medical devices and technologies through its research, educational activities and links to professional practice.

Sussex Innovation

A business incubation network for entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale-ups and corporate innovators. Since its foundation in 1996, it has helped more than 600 businesses of all sizes, providing them with the strategic insight to achieve high growth, and the practical resources to manage that growth sustainably.

University of Sussex

University of Sussex research leads to real change in the world. We work with businesses, organisations and governments to carry out collaborative research that has led to changes in management practice, improved policies and new technologies.

Vision Engineering Manufacturing & Optical Services (VEMOS)

We offer comprehensive contract manufacturing, design and commercialisation packages, giving you access to the latest technology, as well as a team of experienced designers and engineers.  Additionally Vision Engineering’s custom optical components and coatings provide a highly competitive alternative to standard off-the-shelf optical components.

Catapults – Digital, Energy Systems & Compound Semiconductor Applications

The Catapult centres are a network of world-leading centres designed to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in specific areas and help drive future economic growth.

Portsmouth University 

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is not only a research intensive Russell Group university but also a member of the SETsquared Partnership which continues to be ranked as the Global #1 Academic Business Incubator.  Our research, innovation, and education activities contributes £2.5 Billion of GVA annually and 33,000 jobs to the UK economy.  We are a major contributor all of the Innovation South’s enabling technology areas – Photonics, Quantum, Big Data Analytics, Cyber-security, Digital Communications, and we are an anchor institution for the regions key sector clusters – Advanced Engineering, Marine & Maritime, Connected Digital, and Bioscience.



Volume, the AI Agency, is an early leader in the areas of experiential AI, conversational AI platforms, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and humanoid robotics.


Growth Hub+ and TVB Funding Escalator

The Growth Hub supports Berkshire SMEs at all stages of their growth journey

Finance South East

Offering loans and equity investments covering a range of £25,000 to £1million, our specialist fund managers combine their commercial track record with impact objectives to recognise and nurture true growth potential.

Horizon Imaging

Horizon Imaging Ltd are an experienced CAA-licensed provider of aerial and ground-based photography and filming services for the property and construction industries. Trading since 2007, our services have provided solutions across numerous disciplines including planning, marketing, surveying and infrastructure inspection.


The Coast to Capital Growth Hub supports businesses in the area to achieve their growth ambitions through the provision of direct support and signposting services, completely free at point of use.

Maucher Jenkins

Maucher Jenkins comprises UK, German and European patent and trade mark attorneys, attorneys at law and IP litigators, with offices in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and China. Its attorneys represent global clients in a range of industries who wish to identify, establish, protect, exploit and enforce their IP rights in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Spirit Motorcyles


University of Reading Knowledge Transfer Centre +  Thames Valley Science Park + Innovation Catalyst


OSET Electric Bikes are the world leaders in the design and manufacture of electric bikes for trials, off road and motocross markets.  Working with experts from the University of Brighton, OSET are applying cutting-edge technology to bring an innovative, competition winning adult electric trials bike to market.

University of Brighton

The University of Brighton has a well-established and diverse range of expertise spanning sectors including digital, healthcare, environmental and engineering. We can help you access leading academic experts and talented graduates, provide access to specialist equipment and advise you on a range of different funding programmes to help innovate and grow your business.

Please note this exhibition is now full.


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