Norwich Research Park to play host for the 2020 Innovate UK in the East of England Conference. Learn how funding, finance and collaboration can help your business to innovate and grow!

Doors open early and an informative workshop agenda starts at 9am. (separate registration)

At 10am, Prof. David Richardson, Vice Chancellor of the University of East Anglia will formally open the event, followed by Ian Meikle, Director - Clean Growth and Infrastructure at Innovate UK, to explain how Innovate UK helps UK businesses innovate today and share the latest news on new funding programmes.

You’ll hear from businesses who Innovate UK helped to succeed and from the Innovate UK “family” on how they work together and with Growth Hubs to support innovation: the Enterprise Europe Network, Knowledge Transfer Network and Catapult Centres.

From 11.30 the conference will go “beyond grant funding” to explain Innovation Loans, R&D tax credits, angel and venture capital investment including the Low Carbon Innovation Fund. You’ll gain insight into choosing and working with an investor from John Snyder, Co-Founder and CEO of Grapeshot, followed by a very successful exit, and a founder member of Cambridge Angels.

From 2.30 the focus will be on how you can work with Universities and the “knowledge base” to accelerate your innovation, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) which can embed graduate talent and university knowledge into your business.

During the lunch break and the afternoon there will be more workshops where you can learn more about the world-class resources available at Norwich Research Park and looking in more detail at how to win funding and grow your innovative business.


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