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Innovation South Showcase

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

Innovation South Showcase

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Innovate UK has come together with Innovation South to offer a free one day showcase event. Register now for your chance to network and engage with senior executives from the Innovate UK family, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Business Clusters who can offer advice on which funding & collaborative opportunities might be right for you and your innovation.

Innovation South – our region’s equivalent to the Northern Powerhouse – will be formally launched to businesses, industry and innovation leaders from across the South on Tuesday 27 March at Farnborough’s new exhibition centre in Hampshire.

Innovation South, is an alliance of companies, universities and public authorities spanning eight Southern counties from Dorset to Kent, who have come together to champion and promote the South of England as a powerhouse of digital technologies, innovation and international trade.

We would be delighted if you would join us at our launch event to celebrate our outstanding region, where there will be rich opportunities to gain expert insights into how to grow your business and enhance commercial success.

Our free event is being co hosted by Innovate UK who will have experienced innovation & business advisers available offering insights into how to access funds, skills and expert advice on how to make your venture a success.

This event will provide information on:

  • How business innovation can be the implementation of new ideas, creating dynamic products or improving existing services.
  • How innovation can be a catalyst for the growth and success of your business, and help you to adapt and grow in a global marketplace.
  • How to succeed, businesses require innovative products and services.
  • How innovation can involve high-risk processes requiring expertise, funding and facilities.
  • Come along to learn, engage and network.

Join this event to:

  • Be inspired by businesses who are successfully innovating
  • Learn how to access the support available from government 


Innovation South Showcase

27th March 2018, Farnborough

Registration, refreshments


Exhibition & networking- Exhibition Hall


10.00 Empowering Innovation

  • Kevin Baughan- Deputy Chief Executive, Innovate UK

Innovations South Launch

10.20-10.30 –Mike Short, Chairman of Innovation South


10.30-11.15 Pria Lakhani CEO and founder of CENTURY Tech


In this panel session, Innovation South private and public sector partners from across the region will discuss why they are committed to Innovation South; and highlight how this region’s digital powerhouse is critical to both the success of the South and the wider UK.


Dr Mike Short CBE, Chairman of Innovation South will lead the conversation between

  • Dean Cook- Head of Regional Engagement, Innovate UK
  • Mel Redding, Director JuMelia, an SME which provides support to business sectors, including Space , Defence & Health;
  • Irene Lopez de Vallejo, Director of Collaborative Research at Digital Catapult
  • Matt Albans- System Information Exploitation Information Innovator, using Big Data, at Bae Systems
  • Rob Dunford , Head of Programmes, Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership 

11.50-12.00- Wrapping up of Innovations South Launch Session- Sue Littlemore,

12.00-13.15 LUNCH

Innovation South Showcase

13.20-13.50 Guest Speakers- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships


  • Alice Purkiss, University of Oxford & National Trust
  • Alastair Atkinson WSP & Surrey University


14.00-14.30 Parallel Sessions

Room A:

Room B:

Room C:

Innovation Loans

Nigel Walker, Innovate UK


ISCF Next Generation Services &Audiences of the Future

Stephen Browning, Innovate UK

Case Studies

Dan Hook, ASV Global


Colin Singleton, Counting Lab


Remy Martin, stratophase

Grant Writing Session

Session to be led by:

Mairi Dillon, Access to Finance, KTN


Parallel Sessions

Innovation Loans

Nigel Walker, Innovate UK


ISCF Next Generation Services &Audiences of the Future

Stephen Browning, Innovate UK

Digital Catapult

Presentations from:

  • Liz Flint, COO, Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult
  • Sarah Robb, Regional Development,
  • Digital Catapult
  • Justina Zvirblyte, SME Engagement Manager, Energy Systems Catapult

Grant Writing Session

Session to be led by:

Mairi Dillon, Access to Finance, KTN

15.30 CLOSING REMARKS- Colm Watling, Innovate UK


Open Clinics- EEN, KTN, IUK, Catapult

Round tables open clinic session for people to meet.


Session to be led by:


Do you have questions about Innovation South Showcase? Contact The Knowledge Transfer Network

When & Where

Farnborough Conference Centre
ShowCentre, ETPS Road
GU14 6FD Farnborough
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

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We can help you develop ideas, expertise and technologies, that have the potential to be world-beating products. Central to what we do is the initiation and building of collaborations.

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