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Beyond the business as usual: Innovate UK in the South West

Event details
Thursday, 25 January 2018
9:30 am – 15:00 pm
Innovation support events for businesses in the South West.




Beyond the business as usual: Innovate UK in the South West.

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.


Why attend?
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, KTPs?

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 – 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: EEN Masterclass on Innovation and how to apply to Innovate UK


13:00 – Networking Lunch


14:00 – Peter Morrish – Helitune


14:30 – Wrap Up and Summary of the day and next steps


15:00 – Event Close