8.00-8.30 Registration opens for those attending workshops
8.30-9.30 Supercharging Innovation & Inspiring your Business.
Innovation Network and ‘Creating Innovative Leaders’ Programme Launch Event
8.30-9.30 Acquiring knowledge from Universities and Science Park to support innovation and growth.
Universities and MSP – led event
8.30-9.30 What investors are looking for in investment pitches and due diligence.
Workshop delivered by Innovate UK and KTN
9.00-10.00 Main registration and Exhibition Area opens.
Arrival tea and coffee.
10.00-10.05 Welcome and introduction from facilitator - Chris Maguire, Editor of Business Cloud
10.05-10.15 Keynote: Introduction & Welcome to Manchester - Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and the Vice-Chancellor, the University of Manchester
10.15-10.30 Keynote: ‘Building on innovation excellence in the North West’ - Mike Biddle, Deputy Director of Innovation, Innovate UK
10.30-10.35 Keynote: 'Introduction to Innovation Showcase Competition' - from last year’s winner, Tom New, Co-Founder, Formisimo
10.35-11.00 Innovation Showcase Competition - five pitches from the finalist
11.00-11.20 Tea and coffee break
11.20-11.45 Innovation Showcase Competition – remaining five pitches from the finalists
11.50-12.35 Tech Three Tribes Panel, Panellists:
  • Jonathan Keeling, Head of Partnerships, Crowdcube
  • David Grimes, Founder and CEO, MPD Group
  • Gary Partington, Founder and CEO, Reality Mine
  • Claire Braithwaite, Tech Advisor, Manchester Growth Company
  • Andrew McKerney, CEO, Match72
  • David Hodges, Director, Eco-i
12.35-12.50 Keynote: 'Innovation; The Key Driver of Britain’s 4th Industrial Revolution' - Juergen Maier Chief Executive, Siemens
12.50-13.00 Keynote: Closing remarks - Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
13.00-14.00 Lunch and Innovation Showcase Competition winner announcement
Other sessions (pre-book)
10.00-13.00 Meet the Expert (1-2-1 meetings).
14.00-15.00 Meet the Funder (1-2-1 meetings).