Catalyst to Investment in the Creative Industries: Navigating your own investment journey

Join us for this event to find out more about the Creative Catalyst fund, its benefits and the investment landscape within the creative industries.

Event Details


11.30 - 18.00



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Creative Catalyst is a £30m programme, funded by Innovate UK. The aim of this programme is to support the growth of untapped innovative businesses and to increase investment in creative talent. Scaling up innovation within the creative industries by providing a package of targeted and continuous financial and non-financial support, to develop projects that will propel business growth plans. The next funding competition as part of Creative Catalyst will be live to apply to in January 2024.

Key to a business’ success is accessing or raising the right funds at the right time in their journey. No one route to investment is right for all. There are many ways a business may go about supporting their growth through investment. Understanding what investment can look like, how to prepare for investment and finding the right investors can be invaluable.


About the event

Join our event to:

  • Learn more about the Creative Catalyst fund, its benefits and whether you are eligible
  • Learn more about the investment landscape within the creative industries and gain insight into the many different routes to investment learning more about what might be best for your individual business
  • Hear from a range of different investors including VCs, individual angels, crowdfunders, high-net worth individuals and angel syndicates, investing from £1k to £10m
  • Hear from other businesses about their own investment journeys, including people who have sold their business
  • Network with peers from across the different creative sub-sectors and hear about each other’s funding journeys so far


Who can attend?

– Creative industries businesses looking to learn more about the Innovate UK funding open to them

– Investors currently providing funding to the creative industries

– Creative industries businesses looking to learn more about different models of business growth through funding

– Investors wanting to learn about the investment opportunity within creative industries

This event is not aimed at:

– Academia

– Research Technology Organisations

– Government/NGOs

This event is in partnership with Climb24 the UK’s festival of innovation, industry and investment.

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