Lancashire Innovation Festival October 2020 #LANIF2020

This brand-new festival will showcase some of Lancashire’s latest innovations in a series of web-events hosted by industry experts from across the county throughout October, covering a wide range of themes. Attendees will also be able to make the most of networking opportunities with video conferencing and an online chat functionality.

Scroll down to see the schedule of events, don’t forget to register for the events that you wish to participate in.

Events taking place in October

Access full eventbrite schedule here

The Current Lancashire Innovation Landscape

5 Oct

10am to 11am

An opening keynote presentation addressing innovation in Lancashire, its structure and its importance.

Encouraging Innovation

6 Oct

1pm to 2pm

How do we ensure more Lancashire businesses have access to the tools they need to innovate?

Innovation Tour - Health Innovation Campus at Lancaster University

8 Oct

2pm to 3pm

A virtual tour of one of the regions most prominent innovation assets.

Collaborative Partnerships between Business and Higher Education

9 Oct

1pm to 2pm

A look at how SMEs can work closely with university’s to drive the innovation agenda.

Innovation Tour - Engineering Innovation Centre at University of Central Lancashire

12 Oct

10am to 11am

Join us for a virtual tour of one of Lancashire’s most prominent innovation assets at the University of Central Lancashire.

Find out how this new facility is helping businesses to grow.

Social Innovation Case Study and Panel Discussion

13 Oct

10am to 11.30am

This session focuses on ensuring that the whole community can leverage the benefits of innovation.

Public Sector Innovations

19 Oct

10am to 11am

Whilst innovation is fundamental to growth in the private sector, how is our region continuing to innovate in the public sector?

Encouraging the Next Generation of Innovators

19 Oct

2pm to 3pm

How do we create a pipeline of innovation, future proofing our long term innovation ambitions?

Food Innovations

19 Oct

7pm to 8pm

What are the latest trends in food innovation and how well placed is Lancashire to take advantage of these?

Clean Energy Technology Park Showcase

20 Oct

10am to 11am

Globally significant innovation is taking place in Lancashire; discover more about the Clean Energy Technology Park at Springfields

How can new innovation deliver cleaner, more sustainable transportation?

20 Oct

2pm to 3pm

Leaders in Innovation, Victrex deliver an insightful session into the future of a cleaner and more sustainable future in transportation.

Tools To Innovate for Lancashire's Creative and Digital Businesses

20 Oct

4pm to 5pm

Join this interactive workshop to help you innovate, solve problems and grow your network.

Innovation Tour - Myerscough College Food and Farming Innovation Centre

21 Oct

10am to 11am

Join us for a virtual tour of the regions foremost agricultural innovation centre.

Innovation for a Green Recovery

21 Oct

2pm to 3pm

Join us to discuss how Lancashire and the UK North West is best placed to facilitate a shift to a lower carbon economy

Innovation in Manufacturing across Lancashire

22 Oct

10am to 11am

As manufacturing evolves we look at how Lancashire is positioned for the future of the industry.

Innovation Tour - AMRC North West

22 Oct

2pm to 3pm

Discover why the AMRC is so fundamental to the future of Lancashire’s Innovation strategy.

The Future of Data led Innovation

22 Oct

4pm to 5pm

Join this panel discussion with some of Lancashire’s foremost experts in Data led innovation.

Future Tech: AI and Innovation

23 Oct

10am to 11am

Discover some of the most futuristic innovations the county has to offer in this AI themed panel discussion.

Insight Talk: Quantum Technologies in Lancashire

23 Oct

1pm to 2pm

Lancashire has a growing reputation globally for its capability in the field of Quantum Technologies. How is our region innovating?

Cyber Innovation for Lancashire Businesses

23 Oct

3pm to 4.30pm

Sign up for this insight led, interactive session to find out how cyber innovation can held your business grow.

Innovation Showcase - Productivity and Innovation Centre at Edge Hill

26 Oct

10am to 11am

Professor Simon Bolton of Edge Hill demonstrates how Edge Hill is leading the way in its commitment to innovation.

Workshop: Innovation Sprint

26 Oct

2pm to 3pm

Join in with this interactive and practical workshop, discovering ways to implement innovation into your business.

The Role of Universities in Driving Innovation across Lancashire

26 Oct

3.30pm to 4.30pm

Universities play a unique role in supporting an innovation eco-system, but what exactly should they do and how can businesses engage them?

How can a business get support to innovate?

27 Oct

10am to 11am

Andrew Leeming, Senior Project Officer at Lancashire County Council provides an overview of innovation support available to Lancashire SMEs

Financing Innovation

27 Oct

2pm to 3pm

The implementation of innovation for many is straight forward but for others it comes with cost implications. How can these costs be met?

RedCAT Showcase: Low Carbon Innovation

27 Oct

3.30pm to 4.30pm

How are Lancashire businesses leading the way in low carbon technologies?

Medtech and NHS Innovation

28 Oct

10am-11am

How is Lancashire supporting the NHS through innovation during the Coronavirus pandemic?

Fireside Chat: Getting Serious about Agri-Innovation in Lancashire

28 Oct

2pm-3pm

David Hall, Regional Director for NFU presents an intimate conversation around Agribusiness and innovation across Lancashire

Building an Innovation Eco-System

29 Oct

10am to 11am

How does a community enhance and promote innovation to drive wealth creation and economic development?

A Vision of The Future from Lancashire

29 Oct

2pm to 3pm

A panel discussion featuring some of Lancashire most influential leaders, highlighting the future of innovation across the county.
  • All sessions will be hosted online through a variety of platforms and attendees will be sent login details through Eventbrite 24 hours and 1 hour before the session starts.
  • If you do not receive login details please contact support@lancashireinnovationfestival.co.uk
  • As this is a virtual event this session may be recorded and shared online at a future date.

Part of Lancashire Innovation Festival

Ctrl Alt Del: Digital Lancashire Rebooting 2020

14 Oct

9.30am to 10.30am

Join us at Digital Lancashire’s Reboot 2020 launch event, as we set the scene for the forum, highlight the critical topics that will be covered and emphasise our ambitions.

Digital Lancashire reboot 2020

Reboot: Digital Lancashire

14 Oct

10.30am to 11.45am

A roundtable discussion focussed on the Digital Lancashire cluster, how we can harness its activity and the benefits of adopting collaborative working processes across the county.

Digital Lancashire reboot 2020

Making the Business Case: Inclusion & Diversity for Lancashire Business

14 Oct

12pm to 1.30pm

Find out how good inclusion & diversity practices can strengthen your team and your bottom line from Lancashire business leaders.

Reboot: Digital Burnley (in association with The Landmark)

14 Oct

2.30pm to 3.45pm

A roundtable discussion focussed on the Digital Burnley cluster, the digital activity happening within it and the people who make it tick.

Digital Lancashire reboot 2020

 

The Hybrid Workplace

14 Oct

4pm to 5pm

Join this webinar, together with key industry figures as we take a real life look into how Lancashire’s digital sector has adapted and pivoted its working practices and workforces during the pandemic

Digital Lancashire reboot 2020

Developing an Innovation Culture

15 Oct

10am to 10.30am

Do you have an Innovation Culture? This workshop will explore how to support organisations and those in them to embrace innovation.

Sign up now to keep up to date with annoucements of the latest keynotes, launches, sessions, and more in this free, cross sector virtual conference taking place throughout October.

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