The event – hosted by BBC Radio Humberside Breakfast Show presenter Kofi Smiles – will also feature Aura Director Louise Smith, For Entrepreneurs Only Chief Executive Jan Brumby, and a host of SME business owners from across the Humber region.
Louise Smith said: “The Humber region has always been a place full of inventors, innovators and experts – breaking boundaries and making an impact on the world.
“The Festival of Green Innovation will celebrate this by looking back at some of the most interesting inventions to come out of the region, and meeting the latest Humber innovators.
“We will also showcase how the team at the Aura Innovation Centre is working with SMEs across both banks of the Humber, to lower their carbon emissions and support the transition to a Net Zero economy.
“I would urge anyone interested in finding out how to take your business to the next level, while keeping the environment at the core of your ethos, to join us and be inspired.”
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.
Registration for the Festival is free and can be done online here.
The Festival of Green Innovation will run from 1pm to 2.30pm on Tuesday, March 2.