Venturefest Scotland 2015 is aimed at engaging innovators, entrepreneurs and innovators, with a strong focus on Scottish based SMEs who want to learn how to accelerate business growth through innovation.

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As a Summit for Innovation, this free-to-attend event aims to help Scotland’s SMEs to become more competitive with higher productivity through innovation.

The Venturefest Network was established by the Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network in 2014 to:

  • Drive more successful commercialisation of research and innovation.
  • Promote faster growing, innovative businesses that are well integrated into both local and international supply chains.
  • Draw together local innovation ecosystems to help people achieve their aims more effectively.
  • Strengthen the capacity of local innovation ecosystems to adapt to new ways of using innovation and technology to stay ahead of the speed of change in technology and business ideas.
  • Provide businesses and entrepreneurs and their local business communities with an established and recognised platform to promote their ideas.
  • Grow the number of Venturefest events produced locally across the UK.
  • Strengthen local connections with national bodies such as Innovate UK (Technology Strategy Board).

If you are a Scottish SME looking to innovate, to enter new international markets, to find fresh talent and skills or to access finance for growth, then Venturefest Scotland is the event for you.

The full one-day programme includes a lively mix of inspirational talks from experienced business people (just like you); one-to-one sessions with experts on a range of business topics; interactive workshops covering networks, skills, funding and internationalisation; a dynamic exhibition and an innovation showcase presenting some of Scotland’s most innovative, multi-sector companies together with their ground-breaking products and services.

400+ business owners, influencers, investors, entrepreneurs and academics – from Scotland, the UK and overseas – are expected to attend giving you numerous opportunities to network and to build profitable, new business relationships.

Venturefest Scotland 2015 is linked to Glasgow’s Year of Green and is supported by a strong network of national and local partners.



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Innovate UK

Knowledge Transfer Network

Glasgow’s Year of Green 2015