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West Yorkshire Innovation Festival

13-17 November 2023 

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Here to inspire

The West Yorkshire Innovation Festival returns 13-17 November 2023, to showcase and celebrate innovation across our region  

From the Industrial Revolution onwards, West Yorkshire has been a hotbed of innovation, where ground-breaking discoveries and transformative practices go hand in hand to power our economic success and prosperity.  


Returning for its third year, the West Yorkshire Innovation Festival brings together businesses, entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds, and experts to share resources and support, and showcase the innovation happening across the region.  


Created by the West Yorkshire Innovation Network and coordinated by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the festival aims to encourage ideas and collaboration to create new opportunities, positive change and foster a culture of innovation to help supercharge our businesses.  

Countdown to the festival

Who's it for?


The West Yorkshire Innovation festival is open to everyone, including:  

  • Businesses  

  • People of all ages 

  • Creatives  

  • Academics and universities  

  • Entrepreneurs  

  • SMEs  

  • Start-ups  


If you have the spark of an idea, an interest in how things can be done differently or better, or want to make positive changes through innovation, the festival is for you.  


The West Yorkshire Innovation Festival is your opportunity to connect and network with your peers, share information and experiences, and learn about innovative new practices and ideas to help build the further success of our region.

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How to get involved?


The West Yorkshire Innovation Festival is fast approaching. We’re looking for partners from across the region to get involved by hosting and facilitating events.  


From businesses to universities, support providers and community organisations, we want everyone to have the opportunity to showcase their success and offer practical help and advice to others on their innovation journey. 


If you're interested in hosting an event, please sign up via our contact form.  


We look forward to hearing from you and working together to make this year's Innovation Festival the best one yet. 

Register to host an event

Host an event

If you are interested in hosting an event as part of the West Yorkshire Innovation Festival, please download the registration form below and submit this to

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 Returning for it's third year, this year's festival promises to be bigger and better than
ever before. 

 Created to celebrate and empower   innovation, the festival aims to cast a   spotlight on some of the most   ingenious success stories
in the region. 

What people had to say

​We’re still finalising the programme so keep an eye on our social media to find out about all the latest sessions as they are announced. Previous years have included workshops, talks, masterclasses, knowledge sharing and interviews with innovative businesses. 

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