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Emerald CEO Delivers Innovate UK Keynote

19 November 2019

On the 12th November 2019, Emerald CEO Sarah Windrum delivered the keynote for the region’s first Innovate UK Conference. The event, held at The Cube in Birmingham, was attended by over 300 delegates from start-ups; established innovators; West Midlands Universities; Local and Central Government.  

Hosted by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, the ‘Collaborate to Innovate’ Conference was the first of its kind to be held in the West Midlands following the organisation’s new regional structure. Innovate UK work with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy of the future. They specialise in grant support and used the conference to announce their collaboration with the UK Business Angel Association linking Proof of Concept grant support to scale-up angel investment.  

Sarah’s keynote, titled “The Innovation Journey”, highlighted the Emerald Group’s own journey through people, product, and process innovation and how collaboration across the West Midlands ecosystem has helped boost innovative thinking within her own workplace.

The Emerald Group was founded in 2009 as an organisation helping others harness technology as a force for good. Specialising in IT systems and infrastructure, the Emerald team believe in helping individuals and organisations deliver real change through long term incremental improvements in their operational information technology.  

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