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Learn about £200m of innovation funding at the Ingenuity KnowledgeXchange Breakfast Event

Innovation is crucial for your businesses to compete and to help create and maintain your market lead. The funding landscape for innovation has changed dramatically and presents fresh opportunities for growing and innovative businesses like yours.
This breakfast event on Friday 15th July at the University of Nottingham will help you learn more about Innovate UK’s £200m of funding for SMEs over the next six months and beyond and how to access this and other local funding. There's a great line up of speakers from Innovate UK and many other business support partners.
Register today to avoid disappointment and to take full advantage of the available funding opportunities and business support.
7:30 Registration, breakfast and networking
8:00 Introduction and background.
8:10 Innovate UK Plans 2016-20
8:30 Innovate UK 2016-17 Funding for SMEs
8:45 Latest Funding details and timings
  • Manufacturing and Materials
  • Emerging and Enabling Technologies
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Infrastructure Systems
  • Open Programmes
9:30 Making a Winning Application + process changes – Innovate UK
10:00 Support for Innovation
  • Enabling Innovation
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Regional Growth Fund D2N2/Nottingham City Council/EMB
  • Access to Funding & Finance from KTN/EEN
  • TBAT – Grant writing and project support
10:30 Surgery session + The Innovation Journey workshop
11:30 Close
  • Chris Jones – Lead Technologist Biosciences and Regional Manager East Midlands for Innovate UK – Chris will with his colleague Lead Technologists for Manufacturing & Materials and Infrastructure Systems provide an insight to the future funding plans for Innovate UK. They will also provide an insight to the changes in the applications process and provide advice on how to make a winning application.
  • Steve Upcraft –Manager University of Nottingham for Enabling Innovation Programme – Steve and colleagues from University of Derby and Nottingham Trent University  will highlight the support for innovation available to business from the universities. They will also be offering Surgery sessions immediately following the main presentations on how your specific business area of interest can be supported.
  • Paul Yeomans – KTP Manager University of Nottingham – Paul will introduce the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme. Paul will also be running a workshop on The Innovation Journey in parallel with the surgery sessions.
  • Mark Hurdley – Manager at East Midlands Business – Mark will provide details of the Regional Growth Fund supported by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.
  • Paul Huggett – Knowledge Transfer Manager at KTN -Electronics & Photonics Group – Paul will give details on how KTN and the EEN team can provide support for making a successful project consortium and help provide access to Funding and Finance.
  • TBAT – A private grant writing agency – TBAT staff will detail how they can help you to write successful applications and help manage your project. TBAT staff will be available during the surgery session.


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