The highlights
In 2021 we held our very first hybrid Innovation Festival and hosted 11 in person sprints from 7 hubs around the UK.
Here are some of the highlights from our first hybrid Innovation Festival.
 INNOVATION FESTIVAL 2021
 Hybrid Sprints  6
 In-person Sprints  11
 UK Hubs  7
 Website page views  58,819
 'You're on mute!'  >1,600
 Sprint hours  >1,000
 Virtual post-it notes  >25,000
In the five years of Innovation Festivals, we’ve covered a lot of ground.

Over 13,000 people have taken part in our Innovation Festivals since 2017. We’ve progressed more than 210 ideas, hosted 141 sprints, YWIW, dashes and hacks, and been supported by 235 Sponsors.

 

 INNOVATION FESTIVAL  2019  2020  2021
 Number of attendees  3,311  2,730  4,000
 Organisations attended  734  900  800
 Employees attended  484  645  439
 Countries taking part  <5  37  40
 Water companies taking part  13  16  22
 Universities taking part  9  32  22
 Number of sprints / hacks  23  40  54
 Ideas progressed  56  18  60

 

 INNOVATION FESTIVAL  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021  TOTAL

 Number of attendees

 939  2,373  3,311  2,730  4,000  13,353
 Organisations attended  140  510  734  900  800  3,084
 Employees attended  147  328  484  645  439  2,043

 Number of

 Schoolchildren

 225  724  1,400  N/A  N/A  2,349

 

 INNOVATION FESTIVAL  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021  TOTAL
 Number of sponsors  28  50  38  57  62  235

 Number of Sprints /

 Hacks

 8  16  23  40  54  141
 Ideas progressed  34  42  56  18  60  210

 

 INNOVATION FESTIVAL  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021  TOTAL
 Wellbeing sessions  8   42  27  25   12  114
 Metres of bunting  600  2,000  4,000  420  500  7,520

 

 INNOVATION FESTIVAL  2017  2018  2019  2020   2021  TOTAL

 People reached on 

 Twitter

 384k  1.25M  3.6M        1M  6.2M

 People reached on 

 Facebook

 85k  4.4M  4.7M    147k  9.95M

 People reached on 

 LinkedIn

 91k  109k  200k    1.1M  1.5M

 Media articles so far!

 150  410  509    1M  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.

Video highlights