Learning From the Innovators - From Original Idea to Commercial Success | WIF Webinar

Date: 9th December 2020

Location: Online

Time: 14:00-16:00 (GMT)

IMPORTANT UPDATE (Wednesday 28 October 2020): Please note that, due to the ongoing uncertainties and potential disruption to travel and events caused by the coronavirus situation in the UK, this event has been postponed from 24 September and is now taking place ONLINE on 09 December 2020.

This free event aims to share the learning of how to successfully turn an innovative idea for a new water industry product or service into a commercial success and explore how the current innovation support services could change in the light of the recently launched ‘UK 2050 Water Innovation Strategy’.

Brief Agenda

Welcome & Introduction

PART 1: Looking back – what can we learn? 

Learning from successful innovators

– four successful innovators share their experiences


Speaker Q&A


Short Break


PART 2: Looking forward – what’s going to change? 

The new UK 2050 Water Innovation Strategy

Innovation Support

- What do the innovation service providers do now?

- How does their service fit within evolving innovation support infrastructure?


Panel/Audience Discussion on the Innovation Support Services

- What needs strengthening?

- Where are there still gaps?




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