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In July 2023 we held our seventh Innovation Festival, returning once again to Newcastle Racecourse hosting 32 in-person sprints, hacks  and dashes in the glorious North East.

We also hosted our first daily dash at our Lowestoft site and three virtual sprints, working online with people around the globe.




In the seven years of Innovation Festivals, we’ve covered a lot of ground. 

Over 15,770 people have taken part in our Innovation Festivals since 2017. We’ve progressed more than 250 ideas, hosted 181 sprints, YWIW, dashes and hacks, and been supported by 300 Sponsors.


Since 2017, we have had 954 stories in newspapers and magazines about the Innovation Festival. These stories have been seen by 140 million people worldwide.


We have reached more than 14.3 million people over the years with our social media messaging about the Innovation Festival on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and content has been liked, clicked and shared more than 500,000 times.  


Our Innovation Festival videos have been watched by more than 932,000 people. 


There’s a lot of water under the bridge (pun totally intended) and we thought we’d share some of the best bits and highlights from previous years with you. Enjoy!

Highlight reels from previous Innovation Festivals