Skip to main content

Co-Innovate Conference-programme Launch Event and Q&A

EVENTBRITE  Picture new v4.jpg - small version
The devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and livelihoods are as real, as they are uncertain. The vaccine programme offers real hope to businesses to build resilience, plan their recovery, and introduce and foster wellbeing in the workplace, and redefine "A New Normal".
Brexit has happened and offers opportunities for new and existing innovative, dynamic, and ambitious businesses to access overseas markets.
The Co-Innovate Programme's - Journeys and Bridging the Gap, in-house innovation directors and academics, in collaboration with external specialists and professionals, have designed a series of thematic conferences, workshops, and 1:1 and group mentoring activities to help London's SMEs to navigate the journey ahead - a roadmap for economic recovery.
Our research-led and knowledge driven-virtual (for now) events can help your business to become more agile, and adapt to the changes and challenges ahead, regionally, nationally, and globally. And grasp new business and investment opportunities to diversify and grow.
The events will commence in June of this year and run-up to December 2022. It will feature keynote speakers and panel members from varied backgrounds and countries, including central and regional government representatives, industry and business associations, leading academics, influencers, specialists, professionals, practitioners, and SMEs, from the UK and overseas.

The themes include:

Theme 1: Conferences on Beyond Brexit - Global Trade is Changing - The Big Picture

Theme 2: Conference on Building a Culture of Resilience and Innovation - "Redefining A New Normal!"

Theme 3: Conference on West London Meets India - UK-India Relations, with a focus on Business Sectors (Design, Manufacturing and Engineering, Healthcare, Education)

Theme 4: Conference on Tackling Climate Change - A New Beginning

Theme 5: Conference on Financial Wellness in a Changing World

The session will be for one-hour where each contributor will speak for 5 minutes as indicated below, followed by a Q&A session.


Professor Geoff Rodgers - Vice Provost, Research, Co-Innovate Project Director and Session Chair

Professor Geoff Rodgers will cover:

  • Introductory remarks
  • Importance of research

Professor Robert Holdway - Professor Associate, Brunel University London School of Engineering Design & Physical Sciences and Director of the award-winning environmental and innovation consultancy Giraffe Innovation Ltd.

Professor Robert Holdway will cover:

  • Overview of Co-Innovate Programme
  • Innovation and Resilience
  • Climate Change and Sustainability

Ash Verma - Director, Ash Verma Consulting. He is an Honorary Fellow of Brunel University, London, Ash is a consultant, mentor, facilitator, and a former British Civil Servant.

Ash Verma will cover:

  • "A New Normal" - Road to Recovery
  • Brexit and Diaspora Dividend
  • International Trade and Market Entry

Dr Monomita Nandy - Director of Internationalisation and Exchange Coordinator - Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, UK.

Dr Monomita Nandy will cover:

  • International Trade
  • Post COVID-19 and business resilience
  • Sustainability

Dr Wendy Martin - Senior Lecturer, College of Health and Life Sciences at Brunel University London, UK.

Dr Wendy Martin will cover:

  • Health and Wellbeing in SMEs
  • Mental Health
  • Vaccination Programme

Followed by a Q&A session.

Who is this webinar for?

This event is for all businesses, aspiring entrepreneurs and anyone interested in business research projects. Register for a free place in the event.

Once registered, our team will contact you to gather more information about you and provide you with a link to the event.

For more information on the event, please contact Co-Innovate team on