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West Yorkshire Innovation Festival

13th-17th November 2023 

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Here to inspire

We’re excited to announce the West Yorkshire Innovation Festival will be returning again this year, from 13-17 November 2023. 

The festival is designed to elevate the profile of innovation in West Yorkshire by bringing together innovative businesses, expertise, resources, and support available to shout about what’s happening in our region.

Created by the West Yorkshire Innovation Network, and coordinated by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the aim is to bring innovation to all areas of our community. Inspiring young entrepreneurs, supporting and encouraging local SMEs and showcasing the innovation happening right here in West Yorkshire.

Now more than ever, we want to encourage ideas and collaboration to create new opportunities, positive change and foster a culture of innovation for future prosperity, business growth and economic recovery.

It will be a week of events from workshops to talks, masterclasses and knowledge sharing to interviews with innovative businesses.

Countdown to the festival

Register to host an event

Who's it for?

Open to businesses, individuals, creatives, academics, those with a spark of an idea, entrepreneurs, SMEs, start-ups and anyone who has an interest in how things can be done differently, do things better and make positive changes through innovation.  

How to get involved?

The West Yorkshire Innovation Festival is fast approaching, and we are looking for businesses to get involved! Hosting an event during the festival is a great opportunity to showcase your company's innovative ideas, network with other businesses, and contribute to the overall success of the event.

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!

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With the West Yorkshire Mayor’s Innovation Prize up for grabs, this year 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


“It was very inclusive, and it helped me develop skills for presenting and we got to meet the mayor. It was informative, and we got to meet cool people”


“It was different to anything I’ve ever done, and it was very interactive and gave me a chance to get used to presenting in front of large or small groups.

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