DCMS Create Growth Programme – Investor Roundtable 1

Join us for a roundtable discussion to explore the challenges and investment opportunities in the creative industries, with the aim of increasing understanding of what needs to be done to increase investment into the sector regionally and nationally.

Event Details


10.30 - 16.30


1 America Square,
17 Crosswall,
London EC3N 2LB

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Innovate UK KTN is hosting this event as part of the DCMS Create Growth Programme. The programme is supporting the development of high growth potential creative industries in the six appointed regions in England through targeted support.

For the Create Growth Programme the region’s combined authorities and LEPs will be working with eligible businesses to unlock their growth potential and develop their investor readiness.

As part of the programme Innovate UK is providing a finance fund of up to £7 million to help creative businesses in the Create Growth Programme regions to explore innovation projects that will stimulate growth and attract private investment through Investor Partnerships.

Eligible businesses in Create Growth Programme regions will be able to apply to Innovate UK for grants and investor partnerships, the first of two competitions is now open.

As part of the round table we will also be discussing other targeted funds and activities such as Creative Catalyst and Investor Partnerships.

This session topic will cover Investment Opportunities in Creative Industries.

Benefits of attending

  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities for investment in the creative sector
  • Explore ways to increase investment into the sector in the regions

This event will be run in partnership with DCMS and Innovate UK.


10:30 – Arrival and Registration
10:45 – Welcome
11:00 – Innovate UK KTN Introductions
11:15 – Investor Roundtable Sessions (facilitated by Innovate UK KTN)
12:15 – Break
12:30 – Review of discussions and key insights
13:00 – Close of Investor Session and Lunch
14:00 – Open discussion on what next for regional investment support (Investors and other stakeholders are welcome to join in the discussion)
15:30 – Q&A Session with Innovate UK KTN team

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Create Growth Programme

Create Growth Programme

Helping businesses in England convert their creative potential into creative growth.


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