R & I Forum Networking Dinner

The Research and Innovation Forum 2016 is the only time each year in which the academic, public sector and industry get together to hear results from the latest research projects, and also to network with other seeking to develop collaborations and build partnerships.

We will hold three networking sessions each day at the Forum. Morning and afternoon refreshments and during lunch will be served to attendees in the exhibition area, where delegates can chat and exchanges ideas. Bringing researchers and industry together in this informal environment is what makes the R&I Forum different to any other event. 

Delegates also have an opportunity to engage with each other in a more casual setting at our Networking Dinner which will take place on the evening of Day 1.


Please see details of the Networking Dinner below:

The Networking dinner will be held on evening of Day 1 on Wednesday 6 April. This will be a great opportunity to network with fellow exhibitors, delegates and speakers and make new contacts so why not join us.
Time: 19.00pm to 21.00pm
Venue: Novotel York Centre, Fewster Way, Fishergate, York, YO10 4FD
Tickets: £45 per person
(The Networking Dinner is a separate booking. Please book your ticket using link below)

Please note: Bookings for the networking dinner close at 2pm (Monday 4 April).


Programme for the R&I Forum Networking Dinner: Book here

  • Welcome drinks in the hotel bar – (This will be a cash bar only)

  • Drinks and mingle: Welcome drinks in the hotel bar followed by canapés


  • Dinner menu: 3 course meal and wine (enjoy a selected local and international simple yet authentic cuisine)  

Dinner menu


  • Ham Hock Terrine
  • A mosaic of locally-sourced ham hock and fresh herbs held together with a savoury jelly, complimented by a side helping of zingy piccalilli

Main Course

  • Duo of Lamb
  • A succulent lamb chop with a rosemary and garlic crust served alongside tender lamb rump in a berry jus, accompanied by gratin dauphinoise, a minted pea puree and parsnip crisps


  • Panna Cotta
  • A deliciously light and creamy dessert with kirsch macerated raspberries, served with buttery lavender-flavoured biscuits
* Vegetarian option available (please specify when booking your ticket)



Novotel York Centre, Fewster Way, Fishergate, YORK, YO10 4FD
Only 22 mins walking or 7 mins by car, from the University of York (located on your left hand side, at the bottom of Fewster Way)
Please click here for details of the hotel and how to get there