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​Come and meet ENGIE at Venturefest East on 24th May

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15/03/2016

ENGIE is a partner of Venturefest East, which will take place on May 24th 2016 at Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk.

Venturefest East brings together innovators, successful entrepreneurs and investors to make things happen in order to create new business opportunities and help innovative businesses to grow. Over 400 delegates are expected to attend Venturefest East to showcase the innovation taking place in the region.

The event includes keynotes on innovation, a pitching competition and an innovation showcase.We asked Caroline Hopkins, ENGIE’s Development Director (UK & Ireland), a few questions about ENGIE's innovation programme in the United Kingdom


Why is ENGIE a partner of Venturefest East ?

ENGIE has an impressive innovation programme, aimed at identifying internal “intrapreneurs” and external “start-up” businesses that can work with us to develop our business models of the future. As part of this programme, we are actively looking for start-up businesses.

We are delighted to sponsor the East of England Venturefest as this will allow us to meet and mix with start-up businesses, entrepreneurs, business advisors, incubators - indeed the whole innovation “eco system” in the East of England.

How is ENGIE participating in this event ?

ENGIE will chair Session 2 – The Fast & Furious Pitch-off at Venturefest East, which takes place from 11:30am to 1 pm on 24th May with the best 12 finalists in the region. See more :

This is a unique opportunity for innovative companies to benchmark themselves against others in other sectors, and to receive great publicity amongst the national and international investment community and multinational companies.

What are the main objectives of ENGIE in the UK ?

ENGIE is a leading energy and services Group employing 20,000 people in the UK across three main activities: services, energy solutions and energy infrastructure.

ENGIE is using its capabilities to lead the UK’s transition towards a more secure and sustainable future, through a strategy based on investment in critical energy infrastructure, integration of its energy expertise with its broad services offer, and innovation in customer-led solutions and technologies.

The business has well-established and diverse operations that span the exploration and production of gas and oil; on-shore gas storage; generating power as one of the UK’s largest independent power producers; providing power and gas to thousands of UK businesses; and delivering services to more than 14,000 customer sites across the public and private sector.