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The Innovators' Assembly

“Systems savvy” for leaders of innovation in high tech manufacturing.

Leaders operate within a web of “systems within systems” – right from the micro system of their psyche, to their team, the organisation, their technology “tribe”, their industry sector – customers and supply chain, and the macro system of the broader economy.

As a leader’s responsibility grows, so does the demand upon their understanding and mastery of these multiple layers.

Take this unusual opportunity to step back from your day-to-day operations to gain valuable insights that will accelerate your systems intelligence. Learn about the paradigm shift of the circular economy and candid stories about leaders’ experiences of bringing technological developments to commercial fruition. Engage in gently facilitated dialogue with esteemed peers. Bring back priceless wisdom to your organisation and the innovators you lead.

This is a unique gathering for

  • Technologists and leaders in high-tech manufacturing, bio-engineering and digital

  • Partners or senior level executives in professional services or tech services firms

  • Senior representatives in scientific and engineering educational or research institutions

  • High potential individuals in the world of high-tech manufacturing, biotech and digital

  • Academic or policy influencers

It offers a precious opportunity to step back from your day-to-day operations to consider critical systemic shifts in the business environment, gain candid insights into disruptive technological developments and to engage in rich dialogue about the strategic implications - both for your organisation, and for yourself as an innovator and leader.

Nothing beats meeting face-to-face in terms of quality dialogue and relationship-building. There is now a wealth of research to prove that virtual gatherings pale in comparison. At the Innovators' Assembly you will meet and have quality interactions in real time with acknowledged experts and respected peers. You'll dialogue together, gain valuable CPD, enrich your personal network, and maybe even find potential collaborators. To help optimise your experience and your connections there will be a unique and gently facilitated process to support you. By the end of the day you'll have had quality interactions with at least 16 other participants.

Expect serendipity!

The design is carefully structured to address systemic themes from Macro to Micro, encompassing...

  • The Circular Economy and changing business mode

  • Making sense of the UK support Landscape

  • IoT, Digitisation and Cyber – theory and practice

  • Launch of the global Innovation Standards

  • Agile – does it serve manufacturing?

  • You, the innovator – systems thinking, neuroplasticity and "VUCA"

You'll view a range of issues from other perspectives, come away with a greatly enriched “mental map” and even more confidence to innovate and influence within your organisation, and even your sector.


Early bird tickets are available to 18th April (see more when you click on Tickets).

Members of the Innovation Network attend free of charge - a place is included for each annual subscription, and additional colleagues benefit from a discounted price.

If you join the Innovation Network...

...you'll get your ticket to the Innovators' Assembly at a much reduced cost, along with various other benefits (see below). Simply choose the New Subscriber ticket option.

However, non-members and members alike are welcome. If the topics are of interest to you and you can relate to the populations described (you may be suppliers, customers, stakeholders, influencers) we would be delighted for you to join us.

About the Innovation Network

The Innovation Network is a very special community from the world of high value manufacturing, bio-engineering nd digital - all, in some way, driving innovation within their organisation: they include experienced technologists, leaders and professionals, so at our events you'll mix with a diverse mix of esteemed engineers, physicists, chemists, biochemists, bio-physicists, computer scientists, lawyers, CTOs, Lead Scientists, MDs, CEOs, patent attorneys, academics and more.

By subscribing to the Network, you'd become part of this impressive group. Your attendance at the Innovators' Assembly would be included in your subscription, as would attendance at our Autumn and Spring events. You'd also join our online Members' directory, and gain access to the slides and resources from each event. Not to mention that you'd become eligible for a significant discount off Active Insight's leadership Masterclasses.

Here are some of our speakers:

Siobhan Soraghan

Siobhan Soraghan

Facilitator of the Innovation Network and Director of Active Insight

  • Ken Webster

    Ken Webster

    Ellen McArthur Foundation Head of Innovation
  • Professor Paul Theron

    Professor Paul Theron

    Cranfield University Professor of Cyber-Secure Engineering Systems and Processes
  • Ben Watson

    Ben Watson

    3M Innovation Leader
  • Andy Withers

    Andy Withers

    Rotork Controls Ltd Technical Director
  • Rob Marchbanks

    Rob Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Measurement Systems Ltd. and Space Vision Ltd. Director
  • Adel Al-Shehab

    Adel Al-Shehab

    Auxitrol Weston Advanced Sensors Global IT Director
  • Orlando Valota

    Orlando Valota

    CapGemini Physical Asset Management Consultant
  • Alan Hayman

    Alan Hayman

    IET Professional Registration Advisor

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