I am delighted to invite you to join us at the ‘Innovation Nation – Open for Business’ event taking place on 24 June at Tattersalls in Newmarket. 

Ian Pearson MP, Minister of State for Science and Innovation is coming to Newmarket to speak about his vision for innovation in the UK and this is a fantastic opportunity for you to engage him in a debate about his plans to raise productivity, foster competitive businesses and meet the challenges of globalisation by driving innovation. 

You will also have the opportunity to network with some of the region’s leading innovative companies, some of whom will be exhibiting their latest products and designs, and meet with key regional stakeholders from our innovation centres, science parks, networks and higher education institutes, who will be on hand to facilitate roundtable discussions with delegates on how we can foster a culture of open innovation within our region and maximise the value of the support structures which exist.

Representatives from the region’s Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Finance for Innovation programs will be at the event to advise on how they can help you capitalise on the innovative ideas and potential new commercial opportunities that exist within your business. 

Don’t miss your chance to have your say on the support structures that the government is planning to put in place to realise the potential that exists within the UK.

Places are limited and I would ask you to register your interest in attending this event by completing the online registration form at www.eventsforce.net/inr  by 13 June 2008. If you have any queries, please contact our events organiser, Suzy Howes & Associates, on 01223 234193 or email inr@eeda.org.uk  I do hope you will be able to join us for what will be a stimulating and engaging event.