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Evolution Dome provides 14 structures for Innovate East

Evolution Dome, an inflatable structure specialist, has announced its collaborative event with Innovate East.

The event, which took place in Ipswich, Suffolk, saw the supplier partner with Anglian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water.

The collaboration aimed to find solutions for the issues facing the water industry, in the eastern region and as a whole.

Evolution Dome created 14 structures and 12 of them housed design sprints, hackathons and ‘daily dashes’ over three days for the attendees.

Each structure was sponsored by a relevant organisation that held an interest in helping to solve the issue.

The event saw more than 1,800 delegates and included 300 organisations. This ranged from data scientists, councillors, construction experts and third sector specialists.

Ash Austin, director for Evolution Dome, said: “It was amazing to see so many of our structures in use at Innovate East – they were all installed and finished with floor and carpet in just one day, which just shows how quick our temporary structure solutions can be rolled out!

“The event itself was fantastic, the team where amazing to work with and we look forward to working with them again in the near future.”

Gemma Woods, event executive for Anglian Water, said: “Innovate East was a resounding success. As Anglian Water’s biggest event to date, we lent heavily on our suppliers, this included Ash and the team at Evolution Dome. Their futuristic infrastructure looked incredible and enabled blue-sky, creative and innovative thinking.

“It certainly set a precedent for delegates as soon as they walked onto site. The setup, close down and three event days went without a hitch. The legacy of the event is long continuing, and the impact will benefit both the water industry and the East of England as a whole.”