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The Next Big Thing

29 September, 2015, 7:45 am - 9:30 am

Businesses large and small continue to seek out the next, great innovation. In this breakfast event Chris will explore future revolutions that may soon determine how things are made, where resources will come from, how information is processed, and the nature of our very selves

Technology continues to drive our personal and business lives so just what will be ‘The Next Big Thing’?

Key trends to be highlighted include the rise of local digital manufacturing (LDM) and the expansion of the Internet of things (IoT). Also receiving attention will be future robots and artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, new medical horizons, and the pending exploitation of space. As always, the session is intended to open your mind to the very real technological possibilities that lie ahead, and which could determine many future social, cultural and business agendas . . .

Come and open your mind to the next round of radical technological innovation.

The programme:

07:45 – 08:10 – Registration, breakfast and networking
08:10 – 08:15 – Welcome and introductions
08:10 – 09:00 – Professor Chris Barnatt – Associate Professor of Strategy & Future Studies at The University of Nottingham
09:00 – 09:10 – Questions & Answers
09:10 – 09:30 – Business and University enquiries – Shop Window
09:30                 Networking… for those that want to stay on

The Shop Window – your chance to take the floor

Every Ingenuity Knowledge Exchange breakfast offers both business owners and people from within the University the chance to make a brief presentation to the room about something they are looking for help with.

From the University? If you have a business-facing project or want to work with local small and medium-sized businesses as part of your research, this is your opportunity to make contact with business owners who are already interested in what happens at the University and who may be interested in participating with your initiative.

From business? Sorry, but this isn’t time for a standard “60 second pitch” – feedback tells us that our businesses want something different from Ingenuity. But it is your opportunity to do some research of your own, ask for volunteers for new product or service trials, to ask if anyone has any recommendations for difficult-to-find suppliers, or simply share some news that the audience might not find out about otherwise.

If you would like to participate in a future Ingenuity Knowledge Exchange Shop Window? Just drop us a line

For more information and to book for the event, please visit Ingenuity The University of Nottingham’s local business network.



29 September, 2015
7:45 am - 9:30 am




Sir Colin Campbell Building
Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG7 2TU United Kingdom
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