16 May 2019   |   Network News

Innovate UK: EUREKA summit unveils new strategy and funding programmes


At the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit, hosted by Innovate UK, attendees can meet over 1,700 businesses from 65 countries to discuss the technological challenges outlined in the UK government’s Industrial Strategy.

As the flagship event of the UK Chairmanship of the EUREKA network, which aims to boost international partnerships in market-driven research and development, the summit features over 50 talks, panel debates and workshops covering artificial intelligence, data sciences, the future of mobility and clean growth.

Speakers include Paul Stein, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Rolls-Royce, and Stephen Welton, Chief Executive Officer of investment partner Business Growth Fund.

Ian Campbell, Interim Executive Chair of Innovate UK, said at the summit introduction:

[The UK] is the location of choice for businesses at the cutting edge of innovation and technology. Our UK economy’s latest Global Innovation Index rankings show our strength – moving up to 4th place from 5th in 2018.

Innovate UK wants the country to be the best place in the world for businesses to innovate and grow, to maximise the economic and societal benefits of innovation over the long term.

The UK Government’s modern Industrial Strategy is taking action to put the UK at the forefront of global changes such as new technologies and climate change.

Find out more about the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit

This release was first published 15 May 2019 by Innovate UK. 

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