Innovation funding for ambitious businesses in the Midlands Engine

Posted on: 15/12/2017

Innovate UK and British Business Bank to help innovators and entrepreneurs in the Midlands access funding and support to grow their businesses.

Innovation is key to business success. The ability to exploit new ideas, technologies, processes or business models ahead of the competition can bring big rewards in a world that is rapidly changing. The UK government has recognised this for many years and has been increasing the support to businesses wanting to innovate and grow.

Accessing this support, however, can still be confusing and complex. That’s why the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, and the British Business Bank have come together to help you. On Tuesday 30th January 2018, we are inviting innovators and entrepreneurs to the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry to take part in either a breakfast event, or morning seminar to learn about the ways in which ambitious businesses can be supported.

Why attend?

  • To help you understand where to go for innovation funding and practical advice on what is available
  • You‚Äôll get expert insight into future trends
  • Connect with potential collaborators
  • Access to expert business advisers
  • Understand what is required in writing a successful grant application.

Who should attend?

Ambitious businesses across the Midlands Engine looking to grow, particularly welcoming companies that have not engaged with us before.


Because we know one size doesn’t fit all, we’re giving you two options:

Option A:

Come to the ‘fast-track’ breakfast event if you’re short on time. Here you can get the key information over a networking breakfast and still make it to work on time.


Option B:

If you have the time and want to get the most of it out, join us from 09.15am for a more in depth session taking us through until lunch. Here there’ll be more opportunities for questions and a more detailed agenda.


Register here for the ‘fast-track’ breakfast event

Register here for the morning session and lunch

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