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  • Registration from 08:45. Sandy Park Conference Centre, Sandy Park Way, Exeter Ex2 7NN

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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
There will also be representation from Enterprise Solutions, the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) team and The Cube, all of whom work closely with academics, business and students on a range of mutually beneficial initiatives.
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The South West Innovation Expo is supported, sponsored and partnered by British Business Bank, Michelmores / MAINStream, Exeter Science Park, Plymouth Science Park, Epic, One Voice Media & PR Ltd, The Cube and SETSquared Exeter. 
Visit the South West Innovation Expo website above for full details, the latest information and to purchase tickets. Contact info@swinnovationexpo.co.uk / tel: 01392 278801 for queries.

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