Innovation Club - February event
Pool Innovation Centre
  • Pool Innovation Centre, Trevenson Road, Pool, Cornwall TR15 3PL

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This event follow the success of the Innovation Club's inaugural event in December. There are a limited number of spaces so book now for your free place! 

With three inspiring and insightful speakers at this month's event, those attending will have an opportunity to ask questions and debate innovation issues.

Speakers

Paul Massey, Director of Bluefruit Software, world leaders in embedded technology, has been programming commercially since his teenage years. Starting his career with a work experience placement at a local engineering firm, he started his own business in 2000. Paul will bring his insight of creating an innovative culture in a small business.

Mike McMillan, CEO of NHS Innovations SW Ltd has a lifescience research background in the NHS followed by a commercial business working at one of the UKs leading technology organisation,s QinetiQ. Mike's experience of managing innovative ideas in an NHS context will have relevance to many businesses. 

Kim Conchie, best known as the Chief Executive of Cornwall Chamber will be talking about innovation in his previous life in publishing. Kim founded Brass Tacks Publishing in 1986 and ran it until he sold the company to Chime Communications plc in 2000. Kim's experience of the industry during the internet explosion of the 1990s will have fascinating parallels for technology adoption today.

About the Innovation Club

What is Innovation? Turning ideas into money? Developing new services? Introducing more efficient ways of working?

The answer is all of these things, and more. Innovation - doing things differently - is one of the fundamental drivers of business success. But how do you foster innovation within a business? How can you turn ideas into reality - and crucially, how can you innovate more and better?

Created and run by GAIN with Plymouth University, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and Cornwall Innovation, the free Innovation Club events aim to inspire businesses - large or small - to innovate more and better, by turning good ideas into reality. These will be hosted at the three Cornwall Innovation Centres in Pool, Penryn and Truro in rotation.

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