Briefing Event: Future economy investor partnership SME competition round 1

Learn how to accelerate your SME’s growth with future economy investor partnership – Round One

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14.00 - 16.00



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The Innovate UK Investor Partnership Programme tackles the challenges faced by highly innovative UK businesses with solid growth potential in accessing the finance required to grow and scale.

Together with our pool of  our 54 selected Investor Partners, the Future Economy investor partnership programme brings together:

  • Innovate UK’s expertise in identifying innovation and using grant funding to change the risk profile of businesses
  • Investor partners’ aligned funding and expertise in identifying opportunities and teams that can best use extra investment finance

SMEs are invited to join us at the briefing event and learn more about the process and requirements to get involved in the Investor Partnership Programme.

In this online briefing, you can find out how to connect with investors, the eligibility requirements for the programme, and how to apply to this SME competition round or prepare for an application in a future round. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

About the competition

The Investor Partnership Programme is a unique opportunity for high-growth, innovative UK companies to access the funding they need to thrive and succeed. This programme is designed to support micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are working on cutting-edge technology in the Innovate UK Future Economy areas of:

  • Net Zero
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Next-Generation Digital Technologies

Innovate UK has and continues to partner with a diverse group of credible investor partners, including venture capital funds, corporate investors, business angel groups, and social impact investors from the UK, Europe, and the US. These investors are committed to supporting innovative companies and providing the financing they need to grow and scale.

Learn more about the Investor Partnership programme here. To discover more about our Investor Partners, you can find them here.


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