Tech innovation events coming up at Mi-IDEA

Digital Tech

Creating Digital Futures


Tech UK
08 October 2019
09:30 - 17:30

Creating Digital Futures will showcase the myriad pathways into tech available and explore how we can reach, attract and retain diverse talent. The Conference will explore we as a sector can tell our success stories better and ensure that as the economy digitises and the fourth industrial revolution charges ahead, no one is left behind.

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Innovation Thursdays - How is 5G transforming our lives?


21 November 2019
17:30 -19:30

Without a doubt one of the biggest technology trends of 2019, 5G has everyone talking. So, what is all the fuss about?

  • Could 5G enable the use of VR for pain relief?
  • Why is Cisco providing a 5G network to a salmon farm in the Orkney Islands?
  • Is there really an autonomous tractor operated by a 5G-enabled drone loose is Somerset?
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Innovation Thursdays - Energy Revolution


19 September 2019
16:00 - 18:00

With Manchester committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2038, what does Energy Innovation look like in the UK?


G by Grant Thornton Funding Clinic


Grant Thornton
03 September 2019
10:00 – 14:00

Find the right funders for your business and ensure your proposition lands with impact. G is for ambitious leaders of dynamic small businesses.

Get your business in the right shape to raise funding and identify suitable funders.


Jumpstart R&D Tax Credits Workshop


18 July 2019
12:00 – 13:30

This masterclass is a free, 1 hour event designed exclusively for business owners considering raising finance for their innovation through the R&D Tax scheme. It’s a “credible, refreshing and enlightening insight” into the claim process and the financial benefits you can receive.


Innovate UK: KTN Office Hours


Knowledge Transfer Network
16 July 2019
10:00 -14:00

This session is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about funding opportunities from Innovate UK (and other funders), and how the KTN and other Innovate UK family organisations can guide you to the right support and collaboration opportunities for your business.