6 & 7 July 2022 - Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire
This summer’s Innovation Festival will be a first of its kind for the highways sector. The new event has been established to 'make the case for innovation' and will bring together local authorities, central government, the supply chain, associations and academia. Topics covered at the festival will include maintenance, technology, resilience, winter, sustainability, carbon reduction, procurement and market intelligence and trends.
A number of councils have committed to making their road networks available for trials along with funding for qualifying innovators who participate in the Local Council Roads Innovation Group's (LCRIG) Innovation Festival.
LCRIG is inviting organisations to attend and exhibit at the Innovation Festival with a contribution from all exhibitors being put towards the LCRIG ‘Steve Berry – Think Exceptional’ Innovation Fund. Exhibitors are able to request to be included as a qualifying innovator to be eligible for funding and the Infrastructure Innovation Board and delegates will judge the qualifying innovations.
Delegates from the public sector are being invited to attend free of charge (including accommodation). The outcomes, actions and opportunities from the Innovation Festival will be shared with the Department for Transport (DfT) and the highways community on an ongoing basis.