LONDON An event hosted by the Technology Strategy Board, the government-funded body that promotes and supports the research, development and exploitation of technology and innovation for the benefit of U.K. business will take place in London on November 8.
Innovate07 will be a conference and exhibition to help businesses transform innovative ideas into real products and services and will show companies how they can get help and support in moving ‘from mind to market’.
The conference will also look at how networks involving companies, research organisations, academia and public bodies can help to accelerate innovation. It will also explore the funding and services that are available to help companies.
The conference will also consider the recent Sainsbury Review of the government’s science and technology policies, entitled 'Race to the Top'. The review recommended an enhanced role for the Technology Strategy Board and charged it with the co-ordination of publicly funded technology and innovation activities.
This was followed by an announcement that the board is to receive funding in excess of £1 billion over the next three years to help support business-focussed research and development.
Hosted by Declan Curry, BBC Breakfast’s business editor Innovate07 will feature a number of high-profile speakers including Sebastian Conran (Conran & Partners), Steve Bold (Sharp Laboratories), Graham Spittle and Iain Gray (Technology Strategy Board Chairman and Chief Executive) and a senior government minister. Innovate07 will take place at the QEII Conference Centre at Westminster and places can be booked online.