Our events are open to everyone on a pay-as-you-go basis.
If your organisation joins the Network, our key events are covered by a cost-effective subscription, PLUS all our additional learning activities come attractively discounted.
Included in subscription
Monthly “Meet the Innovator”
These will be live one-hour sessions featuring an interview followed by questions from attendees. For variety, the format may feature:
An eminent innovator reflecting on their career and the tech they developed
A younger innovator focusing on the technology and application of their emerging tech
Input from Network members about current projects, with plenty of time for Q&As.
Monthly Innovator Cafés
Our Cafés are live online gatherings of technologists and leaders from member firms, which give everyone the chance to chat together and raise topics for general discussion. Our appetite to connect during these strange times means these are currently being held fortnightly with Cafés running weekly throughout the Innovators’ Assembly in June.
Meet us for free: if you are a mid-senior level technologist or a leader in high-tech manufacturing and your organisation is not yet a member, you are welcome to attend your first Café at no cost. We’d love to meet you.
The Innovators’ Assembly
This is our annual flagship event and is designed to broaden awareness of the many contexts in which high tech innovators and leaders operate. It is a unique opportunity for a diverse mix of peers to learn, connect and enjoy dialogue together. For our ever-changing times, our Assembly is itself adaptable as either a one-day large gathering in early June, or as an online series of interviews with live dialogue Cafés throughout June. See further details here.
Discounted for members
Construct possible futures with colleagues and peers from other member organisations and consider how your business might respond. This is an exciting new offering from the Network and particularly relevant at this time.
Test your ideas for a new business model with challenging but supportive peers. This is for three non-competitive organisations, each fielding a team of 3-4 people, who pitch their new model to the other delegates acting as key stakeholders. Expect to gain valuable new perspectives to help refine your ideas and mitigate risk. Also see our Masterclasses below.
Being successful as a leader of innovation goes beyond being a great technologist. It also requires understanding and managing business systems, processes, structures and people dynamics. Masterclasses are intensive 1-day knowledge-transfer events to address these needs. Each can be tailored to integrate with in-house learning and development programmes, alongside projects and coaching programmes. See the range of topics available here.
One of our new topics is likely to be Tools for Business Model Innovation, as a helpful precursor to the Dragons’ Den workshop above. During social distancing these will be delivered as webinars.
These are intense online 2-hour practice sessions that support team members in transitioning from being subject matter experts to coaching their team members to be more self-sufficient in solving problems.
One-to-one and team support is available from several members of our deeply experienced speaker faculty. This is available for short or long terms programmes to meet your needs.
Executive coaching and management team facilitation services are available from our Director and a cohort of trusted associates.