Innovation: Whose job is it, why does it matter and how can we encourage it?

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Event on: 12 Jun

Date: 12 Jun

Time: 11:15am — 2:00pm

What exactly is innovation and what does it mean for you and your business?

Innovation doesn't have to be about inventing something. It doesn't have to be technical or scientific or even especially creative. Innovation is simply about doing something new, doing something smarter or doing something differently.

In business you can be innovative with your products, services or ways of working. It's likely we all innovate frequently without even realising, yet we have all heard the calls to be more innovative. So, why and how? Our guest panellists will help you to understand more about the benefits of innovation, to recognise the barriers to innovation and to find out more about practical ways to become more innovative.

You will hear from our strategic partners Marks & Spencer about the role of innovation in a global business, from Innovate UK about national support for innovation in business, from entrepreneurs and from us, the University of Leeds on our role in nurturing innovation in the city, the region and beyond. Then it's over to you to share, question, learn and network


11:45 Event opens, registration, tea and coffee

12:00 Welcome and short presentations from the panel

12.30 Over to you: Question & Answer

13:10 Refreshments and networking reception

14.00 Close

Admission is free*, but places are limited and you will need to register your attendance – please email to book your place