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Innovation Managers Forum
hosted by Saint-Gobain

June 13th 2019
Bristol, UK


HYPE Regional Forum for Innovation Managers

INSPIRE are forums designed for practitioners working in the field of innovation management. The Forums are hosted by HYPE clients at locations across the globe, with the aim of bringing together fellow professionals, to share their successes, setbacks, and learnings.

Participation is limited to a maximum of 30 people to ensure the discussion is focused, and everybody has a chance to collaborate fully.

You will come away feeling energized, armed with insights, and with new connections to fellow professionals.

Speakers - More to be announced soon

Colin Nelson

Colin Nelson

Director of EIC
at HYPE Innovation


Mark Famy

Market Development Manager
at Saint-Gobain


Grant Beecham

Innovation Project Manager at Linklaters

Emma Taylor

Emma Taylor

Project Engineer
at Subsea 7


08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10 IntroductionHYPE Innovation
09:10 - 09:30 Let's be creativeMark Famy, Saint-Gobain
09:30 - 10:00 Hopes and Fears in Innovation ManagementColin Nelson, HYPE Innovation
10:00 - 10:45 Saint-Gobain Innovation ProgramMark Famy, Saint-Gobain
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 Idea generation in Legal and lessons learntGrant Beecham, Linklaters
12:00 - 12:45 Campaign Management - Lessons Learned From the FieldEmma Taylor, Subsea 7
12:45 - 13:45 Networking lunch
13:45 - 14:00 EnergizerMark Famy, Saint-Gobain
14:00 - 14:30 Trends in Online InnovationColin Nelson, HYPE Innovation
14:30 - 16:00 RoundtablesTopics to be determined by the participants on site
16:00 - 17:00 Saint-Gobain Innovation Lab TourMark Famy, Saint-Goabin
17:00 Wrap-up and Snacks
Montage of pictures from HYPE regional forums

Companies that hosted  previous forums




Get inspiration and new ideas for your innovation program


Learn about blue prints for success from experienced innovators


Share your experience with others


An intimate setting for honest discussion


Build relationships with your fellow innovation professionals


Develop yourself as an expert in your field


It's a party too! Have fun, learn lots, enjoy


Free swag, drinks and food at a fabulous location .


Saint-Gobain is hosting for the first time our UK forum and we are delighted to welcome you in an inspiring space for an intensive day of learning and sharing.

Parking and meeting place will be in Unit 15. Since parking is limited, please indicate in the registration form if you will need a parking spot.

There are hotels nearby:
- Village Hotel, Bristol
- Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Bristol North
- Travelodge Bristol Filton
- Travelodge Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol Cribbs Causeway

You can also check out Booking.com for some inspiration.


Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Engineering & Manufacturers of RENCOL Tolerance Rings

Unit 15, Concorde Rd, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5TB, UK


Fill in the form below to register for the Regional Innovation Managers Forum in Bristol, with Saint-Gobain, on June 13th.
You will receive an email from us shortly after submitting your form.


"The event was sensational and above all very inspiring"
"Very professional - chapeau! "Family Gathering" describes it very well."
"There was a lot of room for personal exchange, but is was not too dominant! That's a good mix."
'Good to have academic insight. Inspiring new information. Challenges and how to work with that. Definitly very experienced".  On the keynote of John Bessant.
"Thank you! Loved the event! Great food!"
"Exellent - Not only to network on a business level but also as an information exhange regarding the HYPE Platform."