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3i- Inclusive International Innovation

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Brokerage Event
From 11/03/2021
To 12/03/2021
Location country: 
United Kingdom

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Innovate UK EDGE.
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Deadline for registration 10th March 2021
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3i – Inclusive International Innovation

Join us at this two-day event celebrating International Women's Day in partnership with Innovate UK EDGE.

Inclusivity comes in many forms, join the 3i team and guests on the 11th & 12th March, as we discuss Inclusivity in Innovation on an International Scale.

In our launch year we focus on the great work and opportunities international women entrepreneurs have when innovating their companies, products, or services discussing how to break the existent barriers.


2 days full of roundtables, inspirational international speakers and B2B meetings.
The match-making event brings together companies. Via pre-arranged digital meetings potential cooperation partners have a 20-minute slot to get know each other.


Day 1 - Thursday 11 March 2021

Session 1: International innovation : challenges and opportunities
Session2: Boosting resilience in the hospitality sector: women entrepreneurs in action
1:1 meetings

On day one the 3i team open with leading organisations who join us in highlighting international innovation: the inequalities, challenges and opportunities.

One sector much hit in the past year has been the Tourism and Hospitality sector, in session two we discuss whether innovation is still happening in the industry and if women entrepreneurs are suffering because of it or succeeding despite it. We will be discussing about how can women led organisations in travel, events and the food and drink sector come together to boost resilience in what some predict will be a fast re-growth as countries emerge from their respective lockdowns.

Day 2 -Friday 12 March 2021

Session 3: Forging inclusivity in Tech
Session 4: Multigenerational design. Smart Cities and IoT for a sustainable society
1:1 meetings

On day two the 3i team are joined by guests who discuss the best way to forge inclusivity in more technology-based sectors such as (but not limited to) Space, Technology, AI, Nuclear and EV’s.

We close by considering how we tackle inequality in the designs of smart cities with the aim of making them both multigenerational and intergenerational, cities that embrace age, youth, mixed genders, cultures, and religions.

A discussion marketplace runs in the afternoon of each day to facilitate those who want to take these discussions to the next level finding international partners and working together to improve inclusivity and overcome existent barriers.