Register now for your chance to network and engage with senior executives from the Innovate UK family, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Business Clusters who can offer advice on which funding & collaborative opportunities might be right for you and your innovation.
The event will provide information on:
- Opportunities to turn innovation into commercial gain: Innovate UK
- Funding to make these a reality
- Initiatives that are happening within the region that you could get involved in.
Are you are an SME or researcher looking to collaborate on emerging local innovation initiatives?
Are you part of a smaller collaboration or an individual business looking into feasibility ideas and interested in hearing about core competition grants, innovation loans, KTP etc?
Do you want to be inspired?
09.00 - Registration & Networking Refreshments
10:00 - Welcome
10:20 – In Real Life: Examples of how innovation has transformed SMEs
10:50 - Innovation : Overview of the funding opportunities available through Innovate UK; Core comps, ISCF, Innovation loans, other support available through EEN.
11:20 – Networking Break
11:50 – 13:00: Workshops
Four sessions to feature some of the latest developments and planned projects emerging from the Universities and business. Each session will provide an opportunity to “Pitch” and share ideas, there’s no obligation to pitch feel free to come along just to listen and share.
An opportunity to hear about latest developments, how Universities and business can work together on proposed projects that could form the basis of a response to one of the imminent calls or with a view to longer term collaboration.
Workshop 1: Data Innovation/Emerging and Enabling
Workshop 2: Health and Life Sciences
Workshop 3: Materials and Manufacturing
Workshop 4: Making an application to Innovate UK
13:00 – Networking Lunch
14:00 – Keynote speaker - Peter Morrish – Helitune
14:30 – Summary of the day and next steps
15:00 – Event Close