Inspiring Outside the Box: The Malvern Festival of Innovation Returns 4 – 8 Oct 2022

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The annual Malvern Festival of Innovation returns for another edition from the 4 – 8 October 2022.
This year, festival founder Dr Adrian Burden will be launching his new book titled Inspiring Outside the Box: The Ten-Year Backstory to the Malvern Festival of Innovation. The launch event will be held during the evening of 5 October 2022 at the Wyche Innovation Centre, and will include an opportunity to network with those who have supported the festival over the years.

Adrian explains “With this being our eleventh year of the festival, I felt it would be interesting to write about the previous ten editions, looking back at the highlights and recording some of the content we featured along the way. We’ve put on a variety of
sub-events for schools, businesses and members of the public, including the sister event Malvern Science in the Park, and so it seemed fitting to acknowledge many of the people and organisations that helped, participated in, and supported the festival
over the last decade.”

This year’s programme also includes an evening session on Tuesday 4 October discussing the Climate Emergency, with presentations offering insights about what we as individuals and small businesses can do to have an impact on this serious and growing issue. It is hoped the event will also provide opportunities and encouragement to collaborate in and around Malvern to tackle this global concern.

On Thursday 6 October, Malvern Hills Science Park opens its doors with a Tech Day exhibition and talks to showcase some of the technology-focused businesses based on site and elsewhere in and around Malvern. The morning will be aimed at
school students in their final years as they think about Science Technology Engineering & Maths (STEM) careers whilst the afternoon will be open to business professionals and university students looking to collaborate and find out more about these exciting tech ventures on our doorstep. The day will be followed by a Formal Dinner in Malvern College.

On Friday evening, the popular and fun Science and Technology Comedy Night returns, this year in the Malvern Cube. And on Saturday, the Family Day will be held in Malvern Library, giving an opportunity for younger children and their parents or grandparents to engage with STEM organisations to try out some hands-on experiments and investigations. The mini-exhibition is free for all to attend, with a ticketed talk during the morning on fusion energy given by popular science communicator Leah Morgan. For more details about the week’s programme, our generous supporters and sponsors, and to book tickets, please visit the link below:

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