UKRI & Innovate UK

UKRI & Innovate UK Programme

Innovate UK Clean Growth and Infrastructure Innovation Showcase | 15 May | Hall 1 | 11:00 - 14.00
More than ten of the UK’s most innovative energy and infrastructure companies have been hand picked by Innovate UK to come on stage for short fire pitches. They are looking for; new partners, first customers and follow-on investment. Find out what they could offer you. A networking lunch will follow (from 12.30) where you can chat with those who have pitched and take a close-up look at their technologies on display.

Preparing for the Electric Revolution: technology, economics and energy | 15 May | UKRI Energy Storage Conference Stream | 11:00 - 12:30
Exploring the interdependencies of the critical elements associated with EV uptake – the power required; the economics around manufacture; and the technology developments enabling progress and future developments.

Innovation Exchange | 15 May | Hall 1 | 14:00 - 15:30
Discover the Innovation Exchange programme, run by the Knowledge Transfer Network. The programme introduces companies (often SMEs) who have innovative solutions to a group of large businesses with technical needs. If you are looking for a new area in which to deploy your innovate solutions come along and learn more about the programme in this quick-fire session. Equally, if you have a challenge that your supply chain has not been able to fully address and are interested in joining the programme, come and find out more.

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Transforming Construction |15 May | Energy Efficiency Show Floor Seminar Theatre | 15:45 - 17:15
At the 2019 spring statement, the Chancellor announced a Future Homes Standard, to be introduced by 2025, future-proofing new build homes with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency. The new standard will build on the Prime Minister’s Industrial Strategy Grand Challenge mission to at least halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030, and bring down the cost of retrofit for existing homes. This session will explore how this will be achieved through activities funded under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Telling Your Story | 15 May | Room M1/M2 | 16:15 - 17:30
Learn how to tell a stronger story about your innovation to secure investment and media interest. The 90 min session will reveal why storytelling is vital to business; discover the secrets to story making and telling using academia, Hollywood films and real-life business heroes e.g. Elon Musk, James Dyson. Learn how to build a stronger story using a DIY tool, which is the lovechild of the Lean Business Canvas and The Hero's Journey (the world’s most successful story structure).  Receive materials to translate your story into a pitch deck or marketing materials.

How robotics will be used in changing energy landscape? | 16 May | Innovation Show Floor Seminar Theatre | 10.30 - 12.00
In this session, we will explore the opportunities for Robotics in the Energy Sector, alongside the technical and business challenges faced by Robotics developers who want to enter or grow into this sector. We’ll discuss the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund challenge for Robotics in Extreme and Hazardous Environments and how this funds and supports robotics in Nuclear, Offshore Oil & Gas and Offshore Renewables.

Smart Local Energy Systems | 16 May | Innovation Show Floor Seminar Theatre | 12.30 – 14.00
Come and hear how UK industry, supported by the Industrial Strategy is developing smart local energy systems which integrate energy supply with heat, power and transport energy demands in an intelligent way.

  • Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Prospering from the energy revolution
  • How can we deliver cheaper, clean energy systems across the UK by 2030? 

How to create net-zero industrial clusters in the UK by 2040 | 16 May | Innovation Show Floor Seminar Theatre | 14.30 - 16.00

  • Ensuring that the low-carbon infrastructure needed to support industrial decarbonisation will be in place and operational before 2030, attracting new investment and innovation, building on economies of scale and scope
  • Ensuring by 2030 that multiple industrial facilities will already have reduced their emissions, by the greatest possible extent
  • How to attract innovators, investors and problem solvers to create a low-carbon exemplar that others in the UK and internationally can learn from and replicate - Positioning UK clusters as top areas for global inward investment and driving demand for low carbon products and technologies by harnessing the power of markets, the public sector, universities and local communities.
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