Taking place on Tuesday 2 March, and presented as a TV show-style event, the Festival of Green Innovation will showcase how SMEs across the Humber have been innovating low-carbon solutions.
It will also give businesses the chance to find out about the support available at the AIC, and see how the Centre’s advanced technology and facilities can help boost research and development capabilities.
The Festival will be split into three sections – the first, titled ‘The Humber breeds innovation,’ will present the region as a hotbed of creative talent, celebrating both some of the most interesting inventions to come out of the estuary, and introducing the Humber’s latest low-carbon innovators.
This segment will see contributions from influential regional leaders who will be discussing the Humber’s extraordinary contribution to innovation and the need for concerted action to ensure we thrive and harness the potential of our creativity.
The second segment – ‘SMEs leading the way in low-carbon’ – will put the focus on businesses who have played their part in the drive to Net Zero. From a leading caravan manufacturer which has created a safer, carbon-friendly environment for its staff, to SMEs exploring the potential of novel nanofibres.
Rounding off the Festival will be ‘How you can get involved,’ including an introduction to the Aura Innovation Centre and how its InventX facilities – ranging from 3D printers to the most powerful microscopes in the region – can help businesses thrive and prosper in a low-carbon future.
Cllr Richard Burton, Leader at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “How we support our SMEs moving forwards is going to be absolutely crucial to both their success, and the success of the region.
“Having the Aura Innovation Centre gives businesses the chance to tap into research and development in a way they otherwise may not have been able to. It could be the thing that gives them the edge, and the chance to become a market leader.
“What is important to remember is our SMEs may be small businesses now, but with the right support, we can help them fulfil their potential and become the ‘games changers’ of tomorrow.”
A stellar line-up of speakers at the Festival of Green Innovation will soon be revealed.
Find more details on the online event, which is free to attend, and to book your place.