The UK’s Innovation Agency, Innovate UK is hosting a series of events in the East Midlands as part of Innovation Week 2018, focussing on three sectors including logistics and delivering goods.
Julian Bowrey, Innovate UK regional manager said: “Innovation is key to business success. We are highlighting three important sectors in our region."
Innovate UK drives productivity and growth by supporting businesses to realise the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial success. Since 2003 Innovate UK has invested £340m in the East Midlands to support 1900 projects in 900 companies.
The logistics event takes place on Thursday 1 March, Stanford Hall, Lutterworth.
Stephen Watson of Microlise is the featured local SME sharing his innovation story, followed by Ocado’s Fleet Manager Graham Thomas who will talk about innovation for the final mile. The Transport Systems Catapult will present on future innovations for the industry and a representative from Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will talk about next generation employment and how we can work to solve some of the skills shortages the industry faces. Tracey Worth from the Institute of Couriers is the final speaker in this session.
You can find out more or book a place here via the Innovate UK website.