Innovation funding for ambitious businesses in the Midlands Engine

30 January 2018 Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry CV7 9JU

Innovation is key to business success. The ability to exploit new ideas, technologies, processes or business models ahead of the competition can bring big rewards in a world that is rapidly changing. The UK government has recognised this for many years and has been increasing the support to businesses wanting to innovate and grow. Accessing this support, however, can still be confusing and complex. That’s why the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, and the British Business Bank have come together to help you.

At this morning session starting at 9.30am, you’ll learn about the support available to help your business grow. The event will cover:

  • Innovate UK grant funding, presented by Dean Cook, Innovate UK
  • Midlands Engine Investment Fund, presented by Lewis Stringer, British Business Bank
  • Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), presented by Mike Biddle, Innovate UK
  • Innovation Loans, presented by Nigel Walker, Innovate UK.

After the break, there’ll be a choice of practical workshops covering:

  • How to apply for Innovate UK funding
  • How to access the MEIF and other British Business Bank products
  • How do Innovation loans work and how to access them.

The morning session concludes with a networking lunch with the Midlands business support providers and the event finishes at 2pm.

Driven businesses across the Midlands Engine should attend, particularly companies that have not engaged with Innovate UK before.

Register on the KTN website or read more about the ‘fast-track’ breakfast event at the same venue at 7.30am.