VentureFest CanDo Innovation Summit

This year’s Innovation Summit is being held as a virtual online event on 03 February, further details here. A key appropriate theme will focus on how business and society can benefit from challenge-led innovation for recovery and resilience. It promises to be a great event with some excellent national and international speakers, for example, the Art Director of Pixar and Chloe Demrovsky, President & CEO, Disaster Recovery Institute International. Event registration is here.

The CAN DO Innovation Summit will celebrate and enable Scottish innovation and entrepreneurship, showcasing local and international innovation leaders and SMEs. It allows businesses to connect with the innovators, industry, public sectors organisations, academics and investors to help them adopt new and disruptive technologies, develop progressive workplace cultures and access the right support along their journeys - to maximise their potential and tackle economic and societal challenges through innovation. This year a key theme will focus on how business and society can benefit from challenge-led innovation for recovery and resilience.


Confirmed keynotes include:

• Mr Ivan McKee MSP, Scottish Minister for Trade, Investment & Innovation
• Craig Foster - Art Director, Pixar
• Lolita Jackson - Climate Advisor, NYC's Major's Office
• Chloe Demrovsky - President & CEO, Disaster Recovery Institute International
• Dyan Finkhousen - CEO, Shoshin Works
• John Reid – CEO, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

800+ delegates | 40+ speakers | 20+ sessions | Innovation Centre Showcase

We’ll be holding sessions on the themes of:

• Journey to a Sustainable Future
• Recovery & Resilience
• Workplace Culture
• Advance manufacturing & Digitisation
• MedTech / Health Innovation

Strategic partners of the Summit: Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council, Glasgow City Council, Innovate UK and KTN