Open Innovation Conference 2009


Cambridge Network members are invited to a prestigious New Year conference on Open Innovation, which offers an unrivalled opportunity for entrepreneurs, businesses, innovation centres, enterprise hubs, networks, research institutions and multinationals to come together. A special discount is available to Cambridge Network members.

The event takes place from 8.00am - 17.30pm on 21st Jan 2009 at Norwich BioScience Institutes, Colney Lane, Norwich .

Organisers Norfolk Network have secured a roster of exceptional speakers from UK Technology Strategy Board, Unilever, GSK, Microsoft Research Cambridge, BT Group, Philips, Kodak and Marks & Spencer - who are leading the way in adopting Open Innovation as a core part of their business model for the future.

Delegates will be involved in debates on how to achieve profitable growth through innovation and have the opportunity to take part in innovation masterclasses led by some of Europe's leading practitioners in their field.

The conference offers a limited number of outstanding business development opportunities to businesses and entrepreneurs who put themselves forward for a short private 1:1 meeting with VIP speakers during the conference - ensuring that they will get right in at the top of the organisations involved!
The conference is directed toward corporates, SMEs and entrepreneurs, research scientists and academics, looking to build new businesses based on breakthrough technologies and innovation.

It is also highly relevant for managers responsible for creating long-term business growth in an open innovation context, those involved in new product development, internal and external venturing, incubator and innovation centre management, and funders of innovation support programmes.

Innovation Masterclasses

Product design and prototyping: from powerpoint to prototype
Creating and sustaining science-based start-ups and spin-outs
Understanding partnership challenges: how large and small companies can work together
Bridging the innovation funding gap


Low Carbon Special Masterclass - innovation and preservation
Accelerating growth: building a strong sales pipeline
Growing overseas sales
Protecting your innovation

Conference Fee - Earlybird special until 31st December:
Non Norfolk Network Member: £120 + VAT

Paid-up members of the Cambridge Network are being offered a substantial discount. Enter the code 'guest21' and you will get a special rate of only £85.

Download the conference brochure (below):


A transformational programme with a mission to create over 5000 new jobs, 1400 new apprenticeships and generate significant inward investment in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough over the next three years.

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