TBC - 7th October 2023

Great Malvern, UK

12th Edition




Wednesday 5th October 2022 (evening)

 Wyche Innovation Centre, Malvern, WR13 6PL


Tthe launch of our founder Dr Adrian Burden's new book "Inspiring outside the Box", recounting the ten year backstory to the Malvern Festival of Innovation.

This event was free for all to attend.




Doors Open

Please take your seats.




Inspiring outside the Box 

This is the story of how the nationally acclaimed Malvern Festival of Innovation grew over ten years from a small two-day business event to a week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, entrepreneurship and design with sessions aimed at school students, families, business professionals and the general public. What's it like trying to organise a complex community event, secure sponsorship, and raise awareness with edgy marketing campaigns? How does serendipity and opportunism play an important part? A behind the scenes look at the highlights, frustrations and experiences along the way!

Dr Adrian Burden, Festival Founder

Adrian is a technology entrepreneur with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate (D.Phil.) in electron microscopy of carbonaceous materials from the University of Oxford. Over the years he has taken a keen interest in STEM education, spoken at numerous science and technology conferences, and promoted Malvern as a town to visit, work and live in. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society (FRMS), a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM). He is also author of the business book Start to Exit: How to maximise the value in your start-up, co-owns and runs the Wyche Innovation Centre on the Malvern Hills, and is the founding Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of a blockchain software company called BlockMark Technologies

@apburden, @festivalofinnov, #InnovateMalvern #InspiringOutsideTheBox




Book signing & refreshments

An opportunity to browse the pages and mingle with other guests over some light refreshments.






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