Innovate 2017

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INNOVATE 2017 Match

8-9 November 2017 | National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham

INNOVATE 2017 Match is a fantastic opportunity to meet innovative people and future focused companies that can help your business grow. If you’re a ticket holder you can pre-arrange meetings with innovators, research centres, universities and investors from the UK and overseas. You can share knowledge, gain insights, forge partnerships, foster collaboration and secure potential investment. And with over 2,750 innovators, investors and experts attending, the opportunity for cross fertilisation and mutually beneficial collaborations is huge.


INNOVATE 2017 Match will stimulate cooperation across a range of industrial sectors where knowledge, innovation and collaboration play a critical role.  This includes: Emerging and Enabling Technologies, Health and Life Sciences, Infrastructure Systems and Manufacturing and Materials.


Why participate?

  • Source and showcase the world’s latest innovative solutions, technologies and start-ups
  • Present, discuss and develop new project ideas at an international level
  • Forge winning partnerships for EU Research and Innovation funding
  • Exchange knowledge and know-how
  • Identify new commercial opportunities for global success


How does it work

  1. Purchase your ticket to INNOVATE 2017 ( 
  2. Register and create a profile on here (click on green button above)
  3. Once registration closes on 27th October, you will be able to select from the profiles created and request and accept meetings

  4. You will receive your meeting schedule by email before the event


Free passes to overseas companies

Free 2-day passes are available to overseas companies that are looking to:

  • Buy or license UK technology/products
  • Invest in the UK or UK companies and co-develop new solutions
  • Find UK R&D partners
  • Find partners for strategic collaborations

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Register for this event
open until 27 Oct 2017.
Registration 10 Aug – 27 Oct
Meeting Selection 16 Oct – 3 Nov
Event 8 Nov – 9 Nov
Language English
Costs Participants must buy Innovate 2017 ticket
Venue Birmingham (NEC)
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 177
Meetings 39
Belgium 1
Chile 1
Cyprus 1
Georgia 2
Germany 15
Ghana 1
India 1
Korea, Republic Of 20
Netherlands 1
Spain 1
United Kingdom 158
Total 202
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