Innovate is a networking, conference and exhibition event for businesses to meet other businesses, government and academia with the aim of identifying future business opportunities and to make innovation happen. This is an annual one-day event hosted by the Technology Strategy Board, the UK's innovation agency, which aims to make the UK a global leader in innovation. Quadrant was appointed in 2008 and has organised the event for three years. The event is held at the Business Design Centre in London and attracts up to 1,500 delegates.
Year on year, we are charged with the task of making each event different from the previous one so that we can attract even more delegates. This includes booking a host that will appeal to the target audience and hold the entire day together; securing engaging and topical speakers, some who are not generally ‘on the speaker circuit’; creating a varied programme of flexible and fixed seminars, workshops and breakout sessions; increasing reach by introducing webstreaming for those unable to attend; and facilitating one-to-one networking between delegates and exhibitors.
The challenge is now on to make Innovate 10 the biggest and best yet with the aim of getting up to 2,000 delegates through the door!