The highlights
This year our Innovation Festival generated more than 4,000 ideas.

There were 100 BIG ideas including: 

  • 24 devices
  • 10 platforms / collaboration spaces
  • 6 Apps
  • 2 business models
  • 9 dashboards / digital solutions
  • 11 concepts / campaigns

We can’t wait to start exploring these ideas further. 

 

Here are some of the highlights of our first digital Innovation Festival.

 

 INNOVATION FESTIVAL 2020
 Digital platforms  11
 Training hours  388
 Number of Zoom meetings  206
 Amount of Years Worth of Work  4.5
 Website page views  22,895
 'You're on mute!'  >1,800
 'Have you tried Google Chrome?'  >1,000
 Miro user in the world!  3rd
In the four years of Innovation Festivals we’ve covered a hell of a lot of ground.

Over 9,500 people have taken part in our Innovation Festivals since 2017. We’ve progressed more than 132 ideas with lots more from 2020 to start working on, hosted 87 sprints, YWIW, dashes and hacks, and been supported by 173 Sponsors

 

 INNOVATION FESTIVAL  2019  2020
 Number of attendees  3,311  2,730
 Organisations attended  734  900
 Employees attended  484  645
 Countries taking part  <5  37
 Water companies taking part  13  16
 Universities taking part  9  32
 Number of sprints / hacks  23  40
 Ideas progressed  56  TBC

 

 INNOVATION   FESTIVAL  2017  2018  2019  2020  TOTAL

 Number of

 attendees

 939  2,373  3,311  2,730  9,347
 Organisations   attended  140  510  734  900  2,284
 Employees   attended  147  328  484  645  1,604
 Number of   Schoolchildren  225  724  1,400  N/A  2,349

 

 INNOVATION   FESTIVAL  2017  2018  2019  2020  TOTAL
 Number of   sponsors  28  50  38  57  173
 Number of   Sprints / Hacks  8  16  23  40  87
 Ideas   progressed  34  42  56    132

 

 INNOVATION   FESTIVAL  2017  2018  2019  2020  TOTAL
 Wellbeing   sessions  8   42  27  25   102
 Metres of   bunting  600  2,000  4,000  420  7,020

 

 INNOVATION   FESTIVAL  2017  2018  2019  TOTAL
 People reached   on Twitter  384,000  1.25M  3.6M  5.2M
 People reached   on Facebook  85,000  4.4M  4.7M  9.95M
 People reached   on LinkedIn  91,500  109,701  200,000  401,201
 Media articles   so far!  150  410  509  1,069

 

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.

The NWG Innovation Festival 2020 - Best bits of the week!

The NWG Innovation Festival 2019 - full week highlights

The NWG Innovation Festival 2018 - full week highlights

We had 40 topics and challenges to work on this year

You can find out how the ideas from the Innovation Festival are progressing from the links below.