VENTUREFEST EAST SHOWCASES THE VERY BEST IN INNOVATION IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND.

EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF INNOVATION BRILLIANCE ACROSS FIVE IMMERSIVE ZONES.

Delivering a spectacular exhibition to accompany the entrepreneurial talks and track sessions, Venturefest East will take you on a journey of discovery through cutting-edge innovation in the East of England.

Come and experience our five immersive zones; World Beaters, Rule Breakers, Game Makers, Eye Openers and Life Changers, intelligently covering a range of key sectors including; Life Sciences, Automotive and Engineering, Food and Drink, Culture and Creativity, and many more. Areas of interest will include funding for innovation, renewable energy, the future of sustainable batteries, intelligent food waste solutions, smart cities, selling your products into the NHS, Internet of Things.

Navigate the five engaging zones to find out more about how the region is pushing boundaries for technological design and innovation. With a range of support services on hand to offer practical advice, there will be everything you need to gain knowledge, exposure, and an understanding of how the East has become a haven for investment and funding opportunities for those with the right ideas.

If you are an investor looking for local projects to support, or a fellow entrepreneur looking for networking opportunities to foster new ideas, Venturefest East is undoubtedly an event where you will connect and engage with the brightest innovation minds in the East. As an innovator, whether your next move is to make your innovation idea more marketable, or to point globally with a current invention, Venturefest East can equip you with the knowledge economy needed to turn your dreams into a reality.

We are delighted to have support from the University of East Anglia (UEA) as Platinum Sponsor of Venturefest East for the second time. We will be joined by Professor Fiona Lettice, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Professor of Innovation Management at Norwich Business School, (UEA), who will be delivering an engaging keynote talk as part of our insightful set of plenary sessions. Professor Lettice says:

“UEA is thrilled to sponsor Venturefest East again after the great success of last year’s event. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the exciting innovation happening in our region, and bring pioneering entrepreneurs and investors together to make connections, share ideas and forge new collaborations.”

The innovative exhibitors include…

Innovate UK – A chance for innovators to discuss opportunities for funding and partnerships to support business growth, with one of the UK’s strongest science and technology networks.

 PECK Drinks – Combining the wholesome goodness of free-range egg whites, with the convenience of an “on-the-go drink” model. PECK Drinks are revolutionising how we deal with food wastage because of “ugly eggs” not being suitable for sale in supermarkets. Discover their rich protein drink first hand, and learn more about their journey to market so far.

Hinton Bikes – Developer of lightweight folding electric bikes will showcase their designs for modern city life.

Hethel Innovation – How will the UK prepare for the ban of all petrol and diesel cars by 2014? Hethel Innovation will discuss the latest ideas in automotive and engineering, with a focus on electric vehicles and the future of sustainable batteries.

Eastern Academic Health Science Network – Will be showcasing their Innovation and Industry web kits, as well as providing key information for clinical entrepreneurs on the specific components of the Innovation Pathway.

TheMusicSite.Com – Bridging the gap between artist and fan, TheMusicSite will be giving an insight into their newly developed social-music platform, where artist can interact with fans, as well as providing other services such as the ability to manage, organise and showcase all media in one place.

Collusion – Art and technology will also make a unified appearance thanks to the contributions from Collusion who will offer a new a perspective on the world with the latest VR and AR technology.

Experience the very best of innovation brilliance with our showcase of entrepreneurial talent, in addition to lively talks and track sessions that promise to demonstrate the wealth of innovation thinking present in our local area, as well as providing the best networking opportunity available to help harvest the strength of that talent.

Early bird tickets are selling fast so to avoid disappointment make sure you book yours today: http://www.venturefesteast.co.uk/

Full details of the Venturefest programme updating regularly on the Venturefest East website: http://www.venturefesteast.co.uk/

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For further information or to discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact: Catherine Holmes on 01480 277180 or via email at catherine.holmes@gcgp.co.uk