Innovate Local: Buckinghamshire

Innovate Local: Buckinghamshire

Do you want to grow or improve your business but aren’t sure how to get started or where to turn? Join us at Innovate Local Buckinghamshire, alongside fellow business leaders, innovators, and experts from the region. 

Together, we’ll explore the importance of innovation and how it can: 

  • Drive business growth: learn how innovation can increase profitability, expand market share, and enhance customer loyalty. 
  • Boost competitiveness: discover how staying ahead of industry trends and embracing innovation can give your business a competitive edge. 
  • Foster resilience: in today's ever-changing business landscape, innovation is a key driver of adaptability and long-term success. 

Join us to unlock the potential of innovation for your business and connect with like-minded professionals committed to driving growth and success in Buckinghamshire. 

Who should attend?

Businesses based in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas or businesses from within the UK who are looking to collaborate or innovate in these regions. You can be from any sector / industry - whether you’re a small start-up or an established enterprise, this event is designed to help you understand the power of innovation and its practical applications. 

Why should you attend? 

This event is designed to showcase the national and regional support infrastructure available to businesses of all sizes. It aims to help them capture market opportunities, sharpen their competitive edge, and strengthen their growth strategies through innovative thinking.

Also, it is highly relevant for academics with potentially commercial research projects seeking funding options or looking to form strategic industrial partnerships. These collaborations can help transition their research into viable market opportunities.

Furthermore, the event will foster an ecosystem of new thinking for tier 1 industrial organisations, helping them reinforce their SME and research supply chains, particularly those with interests in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire’s digital, creative, med-tech, and built environment/prop-tech clusters.

This event will enable you to: 

  • Connect with innovation experts and potential collaborators. 
  • Secure personalised business growth strategy support from national and regional programmes. 
  • Get updates on current and emerging Innovate UK grant funding opportunities. 
  • Attend masterclasses on partnering with universities, incorporating diversity and inclusion, and understanding grant assessors' perspectives to improve your grant applications. 
  • Discover opportunities and incentives for ambitious innovators and businesses in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding area. 
  • Network with like-minded professionals from Buckinghamshire's thriving business community. 
  • Take practical steps towards transforming your business through innovation. 

To book your place

Scroll down to the 'Book now' area below to reserve your place. 

This Innovate Local event is a collaboration between the Innovate UK System (including Innovate UK Business Connect and Innovate UK Business Growth) and Buckinghamshire County Council’s Buckinghamshire Business First Growth Hub.
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17 September, 2024 - 17 September, 2024
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Atrium and Winter Garden, Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2JZ
Please note:

Follow what3words to locate the venue.

Parking: The nearest car parks are:
• Eden Centre HP11 2BY
• Wycombe Swan HP11 2XE
• Easton Street HP11 1NT

Park & Ride: The car park is located near junction 4 of the M40 and offers a free bus service. Use the Wycombe Hospital stop and walk through the concourse to venue.

Photography: We may take photographs at this event for future promotional activity including social media. If you do not wish to appear in the photographs – please let us know either when making your booking, via email to or by advising a member of the BBF team when you arrive.

Our environmental impact: We are working hard to reduce the environmental impact of our events and lower our carbon footprint as much as possible. Find out more here.

Buckinghamshire Business First Events Team