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Innovation for Business Conference – Making the Change for Tomorrow

Tuesday 28 06 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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About this event

Join us on Tuesday 28th June for Cornwall’s Innovation event of the year, ‘Innovation for Business Conference… Making the Change for Tomorrow’ at the Alverton Hotel in Truro.

Delivered by Acceleration Through Innovation 2 (ATI2) and featuring a bespoke line-up of innovators, business leaders, researchers and academics, we will explore how forward-thinking SME’s can incorporate innovation to secure their place in the future and thrive in a fast moving and competitive landscape.

This exclusive, one-day conference provides insights into the latest research and trends whilst imparting practical knowledge and expertise designed to inspire, encourage and enable you to embrace change.

In addition to guest speakers, you are invited to participate in high level discussions, attend innovation workshops and experience demonstrations of innovative technologies.

Keynote speaker:

Melissa Sterry – A world-leading authority on the science, technology, design, and thinking that could help humanity to build a better world. Melissa has extensive experience of working with leading-edge ideas, individuals, and institutions worldwide and is one of the world’s most high-profile futurists, consulting to both executive-level private and public sector clients globally.


Guest Speakers:

Adam Sutcliffe – A virtuoso in the design and programme management of ventures, products, services, experiences to bring to market. Chairman of Orbel Health, MD & Founder of Mental, Lead Mentor at the British Design Fund, Industry Fellow at RCA’s business incubator.


John Chapple – Marketing and Communications Manager at Paragon Communications. Specialising in direct marketing and Omni-Channel marketing communications.


Adrian Dawson – Director of Research and Innovation at the University of Plymouth


Caitlin Gould – Co-founder of Kensa Health and TECgirls and Chair of Board for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Digital Skills Partnership.


Dr Mike Phillips – Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at University of Plymouth, Director of Research at, Design Area Research Lead.


Melissa Thorpe – Head of Spaceport Cornwall


Paul Gilbert – SWMAS Manufacturing Specialist with a focus on streamlining processes for greater efficiency, developing strategies for business growth and boosting productivity.


Layla Burrows – South West Regional Manager at Innovate UK


Alex Whatley – Specialist in Marine, brokering collaborative research and development projects by connecting businesses to expert academics and bespoke facilities.

…and more!


There will be a morning break and a complementary lunch allowing you time to network.

Thanks to ATI2, a programme led by the University of Plymouth and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), tickets to Innovation for Business are fully-funded for all eligible businesses based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

By participating in this event, you will receive support to the de-minimis value of £200. The euro exchange rate will be calculated on the day (28 June 2022)


Acceleration Through Innovation 2


The Alverton
The Alverton, Tregolls Road
Truro,Cornwall/ScillyTR1 1ZQUnited Kingdom
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