Simply Innovate
Simply Innovate

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University of Leeds

University House

Leeds, United Kingdom

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Innovation is of key importance to growing your business.

Simply Innovate, is an event run by Food Industry Network with support from the University of Leeds. The event is free to attend for Yorkshire & Humber based SMEs and focuses on the practical steps to developing and implementing an innovation project. Simply Innovate, is the first in a series of events planned to stimulate innovation within our sector.

Focusing on a highly successful innovation project speakers from the following organisations will present:

• University of Leeds
• Nestle
• Innovate UK
• Albion Crystallisation
• Food Industry Network

Simply Innovate is a practical, case study focused event which explains how SMEs obtain funding and become a part of a successful innovation project. Speakers will present practical steps detailing how SMEs can work in partnership with major multi nationals and universities. Innovate UK will be present to explain funding options.

Topics covered include:

• The importance of innovation.
• SME Perspective.
• Multi National Perspective.
• Role of Universities in delivering a project.
• IUK Funding Strategies
• Future Opportunities

Event Schedule & Speakers

Chair Sam Pick, Food Industry Network
08:30 Network and Breakfast
09:00 Welcome Mike Morgan, University of Leeds
09:15 Overview of the Project Nik Watson, Nottingham University
09:45 Multi National Perspective Josélio Vieira, Nestle
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45 SME Perspective Dai Haywood, Albion Crystallisation
11:45 IUK Funding Strategies Dean Cook, Innovate UK 
12:15 Future Opportunities Ian Blakemore, The Food Hub, University of Leeds
12:45 Questions and Close

Ample opportunity will be provided for delegates to network and meet with speakers.


Attendance at Simply Innovate is free of charge but delegate places are limited. Delegate need to register to attend.

Breakfast and coffee is provided. University House is located at the heart of the University of Leeds campus and has easy access by road and public transport.

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