Innovate in Greater Lincolnshire

Innovation plays a pivotal role in driving business growth, and tapping into the right partnerships, investing in collaborative research, and accessing specialised funding are crucial for maximising your potential.

For the first time, the University of Lincoln, Innovate UK, and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership will be coming together across Greater Lincolnshire to provide valuable insights into the wealth of innovation support, funding mechanisms, external guidance, and academic expertise available to companies across the region and beyond.

The events are relevant to businesses across all sectors seeking to accelerate their growth through research and development, fostering new collaborations, and leveraging emerging technologies. Expert panels and networking opportunities will provide practical guidance for developing an innovative culture within your business, highlight the available collaborative opportunities, outline available grant funding and financial support, and feature local case studies.

Attending one of the event can equip you with a solid understanding of the innovation ecosystem on both a local and national level, the routes to developing the necessary partnerships, and an overview of the many forms of financial and grant support available.


To book your place and to view the timetables for each event, please follow the links below.

DateEventTimeBooking Link
Tuesday 6 June 2023 Lincoln 9am - 2pm Book Now
Tuesday 4 July 2023 Holbeach 9am - 2pm Book Now
Thursday 13 July 2023 Grimsby 9am - 2pm Book Now

Keynote Speakers and Experts

The events will feature experts from a range of dynamic organisations, including B-hive, the Bridge, OAL, Humber Freeport, Eminox, Catapult Offshore Renewable Energy, CATCH, Streets Chartered Accountants, Crop Intellect, and more.


Professor Andrew Hunter

Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Lincoln

Professor Hunter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computing and a PhD in Computer Graphics, both from the University of Bath. Andrew worked for several years in the software industry before returning to academia, teaching Computer Science at Sunderland and Durham Universities. He joined the University of Lincoln in 2004, previously holding roles as Head of Department of Computing, Dean of Research, and Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Science.

Professor Andrew Hunter

Nikki Cooke

GLLEP Board of Directors, CEO of LIVES

Nikki has a wide-ranging background covering the commercial world, NHS, and the voluntary sector. Originally from New Zealand, Nikki has spent 21 years in the UK where she has worked in commercial roles in the IT and communications and information sectors before joining the NHS. She became Deputy Director of Operations at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust where she had responsibility for services across children’s health, public health, and urgent care.

Nikki Cooke

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about these events, please get in touch with Jessica Boot-Marshall, Industrial Partnerships Manager at the University of Lincoln.

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