Adastral Park Hosts The Next Generation Of Innovators In The East Of England

April 23, 2018

Tim at Innovate UK (002) 
Over 150 scientists, technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs gathered at Adastral Park last week to learn about the vast array of support mechanisms available to drive business innovation.

With BT and Innovation Martlesham support, the event was organised by Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network, who together fund and support innovation in order to grow the UK economy. The event had four sector themes: ICT, Agri-tech, Manufacturing and Health.

Professor Tim Whitley, Managing Director for Research and Innovation talked about BT’s ‘purposeful innovation’ approach, combining science and engineering with a specific problem solving purpose.

Howard Partridge, Regional Manager for Innovate UK in the East of England, said: “The event is all about how we can help fuel business innovation, not just through grants, but how we can help connect people to the solutions they need to solve their innovation problems.”

Abiola Okubanjo, CEO and founder of Action on Blood, a firm which collects blood samples from voluntary donors in Africa for use by UK medicines manufacturers and researchers, said: “I was really excited to learn about the different opportunities for life sciences companies and to understand how we can integrate digital technology into our business.”



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