|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:
|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).|