Spearheaded by the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, this flagship event promises a day full of inspiration, collaboration and the celebration of innovation across Devon, Cornwall, The Isles of Scilly, Dorset and Somerset, bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs, business, academics and financiers from across the region.
Centred around the theme of RESILIENCE, the Expo will inspire attendees to use technology, creativity and insight to build business resilience. Attendees will see innovation in action, find out how it can transform their business, embrace change, learn from innovators, meet investors, find emerging talent, collaborate, connect and adapt.
Academics from the University of Plymouth will be speaking on the following topics.
Environmental Sustainability – discussing nature-inspired solutions to sustainable chemical, fuel and energy production from waste and biomass
Dr Lee Durndell, Lecturer in Chemistry, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Professor Will Blake, Professor of Catchment Science, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Digital Innovation Within Health and Social Care in the Region – discussing two pivotal sector-wide transformations driving digital innovation within health and social care in the South West of England
Investing in Nature: the Implications and Opportunities for Innovation – discussing the trials, tribulations, risks and opportunities surrounding biodiversity credits and off-setting
Dr Holly Niner, Economist – Blue-Green Finance for Nature-based Solutions, School of Biological and Marine Sciences