Innovate East is HERE #InnovateEast

10-12 September 2019,
Trinity Park Showground, Ipswich

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thank you

Well that is a wrap and we just have to say WOW! Thank you so much to everyone who came to Innovate East and brought their knowledge, energy and brains to bear on some big problems. We have seen some amazing ideas come out of the sprints, hacks and dashes that have taken place in the domes over the past three days. This isn't the end, it's just the beginning, we'll be keeping you up to date on how these ideas progress and sharing more from this amazing event in the coming weeks and months. Here's our best bits...



Anglian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water introduce Innovate East, a three day event that will tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the water industry, our region and society over the 10th, 11th and 12th September 2019.

Working through problems collaboratively, this innovation event will provide a space for some of the world’s leading organisations and dynamic individuals to come together and think big.

Exploring four key themes of natural capital, social purpose, digital twins and leakage attendees will have the opportunity to take part in sprints, hackathons and STEM workshops. These fast-paced activities will focus on solving challenges facing the water industry, the east of England and wider society through a range of attendees from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds.

We’re excited to bring you a collaborative event which presents the opportunity to be part of something big. Innovate East has the potential to have a huge impact and deliver solutions to challenges and opportunities we collectively face. Come and be part of it.



Anglian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water both operate in the east of England serving over 6million customers between them. They are members of the Leading Utilities of the World network, a select consortium representing the most forward-thinking and dynamic water and wastewater companies in the world.

To join forces and establish a collaborative event is an industry first. With links to some of the most exciting and trailblazing water companies across the globe, we aim to bring international thinking to Ipswich to bolster the pioneering work already taking place in the region.



Innovate East is built around a series of sprints and hackathons. These participatory events will bring together a diverse range of minds and experience to solve joint business challenges at speed.