IP and inspiration for SMEs

By Sarah Deas, Chair, Venturefest Scotland Working Group

Sarah Deas Innovation is viewed as a key driver to improving Scotland’s productivity and increasing our international competitiveness. I invite you to join us at Venturefest, a Summit for Innovation.

Designed to help high-growth SMEs and ambitious early-stage companies innovate, this event presents you with an opportunity to hear from inspirational speakers, network with like minded delegates and learn about the range of support available to you.

The themes for this year’s event are: Industry 4.0; Trends and Futures; and Innovating Innovation. You will have the opportunity to explore the latest concepts and ideas throughout the day.

With an inspiring line-up of plenary speakers including Ailsa Gray (Profits with Purpose), Louise Opprud Jakobsen (DareDisrupt) and Mandy Chessell (Master Inventor at IBM), plus the ever-popular Pitchfest and Business Essentials (which will cover topics including protecting your IP and financial management) it’s shaping up to be a must attend event.

We encourage you to join us. Here is a taster of what will be on offer;

  • The Open Innovation session, hosted by Scottish Power Energy Networks, will offer the opportunity to explore how one of the most exciting new trends in the world of innovation might benefit your business
  • The Innovation Showcase will introduce you to a range of pioneering organisations that are already aware of the potential of innovation and will be available to chat about their experiences
  • The Meet the Expert and Networking Cafe will offer support alongside the opportunity to connect with others who may be looking to explore similar challenges

So, if you are a business owner, entrepreneur, investor or innovator that is looking to find the tools, advice, funding and contacts to take your business to the next level then we would urge you to join us at this FREE event on 20 September at Glasgow Science Centre. Register today!

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