Business networking with Leicestershire Universities, innovation specialists, and Innovate UK. Join us for a dynamic engaging networking event with the three ‘beacon’ Leicestershire universities, highlighting the power of industry-university collaborations and enabling business to stay ahead of the competition through innovation.

Event details

To celebrate innovation week, we have combined our regular monthly virtual networking with 3 universities in Leicestershire and Innovate UK for a special event highlighting the power of industry-university collaborations and enabling business to stay ahead of the competition through innovation.

There is a vast wealth of funding, resources, technologies and people available, if only you knew about them.
This event will appeal to all our members, especially small businesses interested in:

  • Picking up insights on how other businesses are adapting
  • Pitching their businesses to a new audience
  • Identifying resources including people interested in business collaborations

Specialists and FSB member representatives will work together to engage everyone in discussion and hopefully create ideas and new networks:

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Why is innovation and adaptation important for small businesses
  • Breakout networking session on Adaptation, led by an FSB member and
  • Breakout networking session on industry-university collaboration
  • Questions and answers session

This will be a dynamic event with people interested in business collaborations. If you would like to learn how your business can stay ahead of the curve, growing and be innovative, as well as exchange contact details and grow your small business network, then this is the event for you.


Event contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please email [email protected]

Further information

One of FSB’s objectives is to value diversity and inclusion in everything it does and the strength of FSB rests on attracting the greatest number and diverse small business owners and the self-employed which reflect the whole of the UK business population. We therefore want existing and new small business owners and the self-employed, from whichever communities they belong to, to feel welcomed and a part of the FSB community.

All of our events, whether focused on a specific issue or equality characteristic, are therefore open to all. This also underpins the notion of allyship where marginalised groups are supported by those not from the specific groups or communities and offers mutual benefits for shared learning, wider conversations and a collective responsibility to inclusivity. If you have any questions please email the event organiser here: Amy Gillespie.

New to virtual networking? Find out more about FSB virtual events and a quick guide to getting started here.