GREAT NORTH x NORTH EAST
The NWG Innovation Festival, now in its third year, is a truly unique event taking social and environmental challenges and applying exciting problem solving techniques, such as design sprints, data hacks and workshops over five action packed days.
The focus is on innovation mixed up with a summer festival feeling, featuring a marquee village, 14 huge challenges tackled in a fun and focused way, STEAM activities to inspire the next generation, evening entertainment to chill-out at and health & wellbeing activities so you leave the festival feeling younger than you arrived.
This year’s theme is Great North by North East. We will be celebrating all that is great in the North East in partnership with many of the great institutions that work and live here.
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2019 SPRINTS AND ACTIVITIES
NWG’s Innovation Festival is a five day event with a range of activities including Design Sprints, Data Hacks, Daily Dash and a years’ worth of work in a week.
“In total more than 3,000 people have attended the two previous festivals from 650 businesses and organisations.”
NEW FOR 2019
Building upon the previous two successful festivals we’re bringing a number of new elements to 2019:
“Get a year’s worth of work done in a week” – 60 focused minds on a project = 2100 hours! It’s an opportunity to accelerate an existing project without the usual constraints in the office. Project on steroids!!
Innovation Garage – a space where people can get hands on with innovative new equipment and bring the festival ideas to life by creating physical and digital prototypes.
Increased collaboration and networking – come and meet new contacts from NWG and many other cross-sector businesses and organisations.
Celebration of the North East’s great institutions and organisations – with flash talks and activities from local companies including Seven Stories, Centre for Life and Festival of Thrift.
More STEAM activities than ever before – Including an innovative careers event, beach litter sculptures and make-a-thons.
Innovation showcase – showcasing the Fruits from the Festival; demonstrating the innovative projects that have sprung from the previous festival projects.