Innovate Local East of England

What knowledge, funding and investment do you need to test your ideas and grow your business? Join this free event to connect to people in your field and to sources of advice on starting or scaling up, employment, international trade and winning investment, whether from us or other sources. All you need is the idea; we’ll help you piece the rest of the puzzle together.

 

Event Details
When

10/03/2022

09.00 - 17.00

Where

Online

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What knowledge, funding and investment do you need to test your ideas and grow your business? Join this free event to learn how Innovate UK can fund and support your innovation, how Anglia Ruskin University can power-up your ideas with expert knowledge and facilities at its new campus in Peterborough – a brand new university for the city which will open its doors in September 2022, and how TWI Ltd’s technical experts can help you form new partnerships for collaborative R&D projects.

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We can connect you to people in your field and to sources of advice on starting or scaling up, employment, international trade and winning investment, whether from us or other sources. All you need is the idea; we’ll help you piece the rest of the puzzle together.

You’ll hear from some of the many businesses that have benefited from working with us, people whose clean and green ideas are now their successful products and services.

We’ll explain net zero strategies and clean growth opportunities, the funding and finance that are available, how to write a grant application people want to receive and how to make your business investment ready.

Key themes

Businesses in Peterborough and East Anglia have huge strengths that can contribute to a net zero future and the region’s universities and research organisations support these:

  • Smarter manufacturing for a cleaner future
  • Sustainable future food production, including robotics and big data
  • Clean energy, infrastructure and environmental technologies

Why attend?

Whether you are starting or scaling your ideas-driven business, you should attend Innovate Local East of England to get the help you need to grow your business and to:

  • Become greener, smarter and more productive
  • Develop a new innovative idea and direction
  • Access new funding and investment opportunities
  • Access networks and knowledge and meet new partners

You can meet other ambitious businesses as well as our experts and those from our partners like Growth Works, the transformational business growth service, the Smart Manufacturing Alliance and the region’s peer to peer industry networks.

What is Innovate Local?

The Innovate Local Programme is a suite of regional engagement events that promote Innovate UK and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) objectives. We work with local stakeholders to create an event that addresses regional innovation priorities and workshops to help businesses learn more about the grants and innovation process.

Our objective is to reach out to local businesses and demonstrate the types and levels of support available. In addition, to inspire them to look at innovation in their business through the presentation and panel sessions.

The Programme is now in its 5th year and Innovate UK KTN has been a trusted delivery partner throughout this time, organising and delivering the Innovate Local events.

Partners

The event programme is created by Innovate UK and delivered with Innovate UK KTN in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University and TWI Ltd.

Agenda

Through four engaging sessions, we will cover:

  • How Innovate UK helps businesses to innovate and grow

Start your day – and your innovation journey – here. What innovate UK means to you and your ideas; our aims, our funding and our “family” of support.

  • Knowledge and investment for social and sustainable impact

Three innovative local entrepreneurs explore how they have benefited from Innovate UK support and the impact this has had for their business.

  • Go beyond grant funding

Learn how Innovation Loans and investment can grow your business beyond an initial grant. Get expert tips on choosing and pitching to angels, early stage and growth investors.

  • Power-up your ideas with expert knowledge and science

Learn how experts at universities and research organisations can collaborate with you to overcome your research and innovation challenges.
Anglia Ruskin University has partnered with TWI to create the Anglia Ruskin Innovation Centre (ARIC), which will focus on the digitisation of products and services as well as infrastructure solutions, new business models and transformative management that can drive innovation and sustainable economic growth for our region, the UK and internationally.

In addition to the above, we’ll have Masterclass Workshops running throughout the day which will offer expert advice on:

  • Writing the grant application people want to receive;
  • Making your business – and your team – Investment Ready;
  • Bringing new expertise and innovation into your business.

There will also be ample time for you to network  and meet other ambitious businesses as well as our experts and those from our partners like Growth Works, the transformational business growth service, the Smart Manufacturing Alliance and the region’s peer to peer industry networks.