25 trailblazing innovators from across the country will be launching new innovations and products at the annual event, which is hosted by the Department for International Trade and Innovate UK.
These include Pacla Medica’s RoboPhysio which has 36 robotic fingers to mobilise a user’s spine joints while he/she is lying on the back, individualised therapy for each patient.
Innovate UK Chief Executive Ruth McKernan said: “The Innovate 2016 event is an important opportunity for Innovate UK to partner with the Department for International Trade, bringing UK innovation into the global spotlight and showcasing the excellent innovation developments around the UK.
“This year sees an increase in the number of companies launching new products at the event. It is important for Innovate UK to support the showcasing of companies’ achievements, helping to raise visibility of their brand and demonstrating the impact that results from our support.”
Greg Clark, Secretary of Stage for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be speaking at the event on Thursday. Other key speakers include; Paul Misener, VP Global Innovation for Amazon; Dr Alan James, VP Hyperloop One; Juergen Maier, Chief Executive of Siemens; Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer of Ocado, Wayne Hemmingway, Founder of HemmingwayDesign, Simon Jones, Head of Innovation, Team Sky.
Other events at Innovate 2016 include the launch of a new UK network for Immersive Technologies, ImmerseUK, that will look at how augmented and virtual reality can help drive productivity and economic growth in the UK. Also there will be an introduction to the companies attending the forthcoming Connected Cities Mission to India.