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

25th January 2018 @ 09:30 - 15:00

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

13:00 – Networking Lunch

14:00 – Keynote speaker TBC

14:30 – Summary of the day and next steps

15:00 – Event Close

Book your FREE place here

The Knowledge Transfer Network is the UK’s innovation network. We bring together business, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services.
We can help you develop ideas, expertise and technologies, that have the potential to be world-beating products. Central to what we do is the initiation and building of collaborations.


Sandy Park Conference Centre
Sandy Park Way
Exeter, Devon EX2 7NN
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