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Great Malvern, UK

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Here is the news archive from 2015. To keep up-to-date and receive our newsletter, please register your contact details.


22nd October 2015 - Malvern Gazette article highlights the Cyber Security & Big Data day at the Festival including the breakfast meeting held in conjunction with our VIP breakfast session sponsors Harrison Clark Rickerbys.


13th October 2015 - Report detailing our record breaking Festival in the Malvern Gazette and Malvern Observer.


2nd October 2015 - Malvern Observer reports how drones could lead an agricultural revolution, ahead of our agri-tech symposium.


28th September 2015 - A blog by the Abbey Hotel in Great Malvern in anticipation of this year's Festival.


24th September 2015 - HP confirm they will join us again as Gold Sponsors and they will be showcasing the new HP Sprout digital 3D scanner / blended reality system at the Next Generation Innovators event and the Family Day.


22nd Spetmber 2015 - Worcester News details some of the key themes of the Festival this year and highlights our Platinum Sponsors. 


11th September 2015 - IDS INDATA, a Malvern head-quartered ICT solutions provider, comes on-board as a Platinum Sponsor to support the Festival.


1st September 2015 - Mark Stansfeld, Chairman of Giffgaff and Chair of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership to give opening plenary ahead of the Agri-tech: Food & Drink for Thought symposium on Wed 7th October.


24th August 2015 - Dr Adrian Burden, Founder of the Festival, contibrutes to a TechCityInsider piece about Malvern and its heritage of entrepreneurship and technology development.


8th August 2015 - Professor Simon Blackmore from Harper Adams University to provide a keynote on robotic agriculture at the agri-tech symposium on Wed 7th October.


29th July 2015 - London Midland confirm they will name their frequent services between Birmingham New Street and Hereford The Innovation Shuttles during the Festival to help visitors travel to and from Great Malvern.


9th July 2015 - Phil Smith, Chief Executive UK & Ireland, Cisco International Ltd. and Chairman of Innovate UK will deliver the opening keynote presentation at the Cyber Security & Big Data symposium on Friday 9th October.


8th July 2015 - Worcester News reports on Dr Adrian Burden's talk to local business leaders in Worcestershire about promoting STEM subjects and business innovation at grass-routes level to the next generation.


16th June 2015 - Sebastian Conran, innovative designer with a deep understanding of manufacturing and product development, confirmed as keynote speaker at The Business of Innovating sympoisum.


6th May 2015 - David Wood, Chair of London Futurists, confirmed as this year's guest speaker at the Festival's Formal Dinner to be held at Malvern College the evening of Thursday 8th October 2015.


24th April 2015 - Registration opens for the special Aston Martin schools event hosted at Malvern College on Friday 9th October 2015, aimed at students in Years 10-13 (GCSE and A Levels) with an interest in design, engineering and physical sciences.


31st March 2015 - QinetiQ confirm they will be a Platinum Sponsor of the Festival this year and another locally-based business Malvern Instruments return as Silver Sponsors.


25th March 2015 - Next Generation Innovators, the schools outreach event to be held Tuesday 6th October 2015 at the Festival, opens registration for schools with students in Years 6 (final year primary school) and 7,8 and 9 (first three years of secondary school).


23rd March 2015 - The Festival announces that it is teaming up with the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce this year so that the Business of Innovating symposium will run along side the Chamber Expo at the Three Counties Showground.


16th March 2015 - We're delighted to announce that Cisco will be a Platinum Sponsor of the Festival this year.


14th March 2015 - Key IQ Ltd spins-out the Festival from its portfolio and Innovate Malvern Community Interest Company is founded to accelerate the growth and extend the reach of the Festival and its related activities.


6th March 2015 - Harrison Clark Rickerbys confirm that they will sponsor and co-host the Cyber Security VIP breakfast meeting on Friday 9th October 2015, ahead of the Cyber Security & Big Data symposium. 


22nd February 2015 - Founder of the Festival Dr Adrian Burden is featured as one of the Maserati 100 entrepreneurs in The Sunday Times.


21st January 2015 - Dr Jonathan Hare, educator and TV presenter who previously spoke at our inaugural Family Show in 2013, will return to the Festival and take part in the Next Generation Innovators day at the Three Counties Showground on Tuesday 6th October.


14th January 2015 - Dr Bal Choda, STEM ambassador from Aston Martin, confirms that he will return to Great Malvern on Friday 9th October to showcase Aston Martin's advanced design and engineering ethos to Years 10-13 school students currently studying in the Malvern area.


2nd January 2015 - Dates for the fourth Malvern Festival of Innovation, to be held 6th-11th October 2015 are announced, with Malvern Hills Electric Automobile Association (ElectrAA) confirming that they will bring their EV event into the Festival programme on Sunday 11th October.


2015 Sponsors

Thank you to all our 2015 Sponsors and Supporters 

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In association with            

And with support from 


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Platinum Sponsors        
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Gold Sponsors



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Silver Sponsors      

Next Generation Innovators day:

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Cyber Security & Big Data day:






Bronze Sponsors        

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The Business of Innovating day:


VIP Breakfast Sponsor   Travel Partners    

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The Innovation Express



The Innovation Shuttles