The Innovation Elevator is a two day programme of talks and workshops which will give you practical tools, connections and energy to help you grow your business. The programme encourages you to have a solid foundation by doing the basics well; it will then aid this knowledge with lean start-up thinking and teach you how to operate effectively in the social media environment.

The two day programme is delivered in an informal style and will bring you:

  • tried and tested practice in key business areas so you can gain knowledge you can use to grow your business;
  • insight and experience from experts in their respective fields which can stimulate brilliant ideas you can put to use straight away;
  • a network of like-minded business people who can provide peer help and links to trusted contacts.

The Innovation Elevator is open to new and established businesses based in the North East of England. For more information on eligibility and to register please contact John Musham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Places are limited to ensure that all delegates get the maximum possible benefit from the programme.

The next programme takes place on Thursday 14th May and Friday 15th May 2015; it is hosted by SAGE at their global HQ at Newcastle Great Park.

You can also find more detailed information about the sessions and register online for the Innovation Elevator, by visiting


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