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Investment

We work with public innovation funding and private finance providers where investment can create a positive change.

KTN aims to stimulate;

  • More private investment in regional UK innovation
  • Greater diversity in investors and founding teams
  • Investment for economic benefit, as well as societal and environmental change

Through our deep expertise, we can provide insight into emerging markets and technologies to help the investment community – from angels to corporate funds – make informed investments.

We would welcome the opportunity to learn more about your funds investment thesis and how we might work together.

Our strength in is understanding the right form of funding required to transform ideas into real world solutions. We seek to blend public innovation funding and private finance when working with companies throughout their innovation journey.

If you’d like more information, then please contact one of our investment team below.

We offer realistic, independent advice, and have a straight-talking approach. Our resources for businesses are designed to help plan and prepare for successful funding and finance, and include;

Good Application Guide

Guide which aims to support prospective grant applicants to submit high quality proposals, giving them the best chance of success.

Preparing a Good Investment Pitch

A useful step-by-step guide on how to deliver an investment pitch.

Funding Opportunities

UK-South Korea Collaborative R&D

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for this competition, with a maximum grant of £350k/project. This funding is for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with South Korea.

Opens: 14/02/2022 Closes: 06/07/2022

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Health Technology Regulatory and Innovation Programme

If you are an SME working in HealthTech, you can apply for up to £30,000 of funding for use with regulatory affairs providers, to help you navigate regulatory pathways.

Opens: 14/02/2022 Closes: 31/05/2022

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Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 2

UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.

Opens: 14/04/2022 Closes: 11/05/2022

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Events

Mon
21
Mar
2022

Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition Briefing

11.00 - 12.30 | Online

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Mon
4
Apr
2022

Financial Submission Workshop

14.00 - 15.30 | Online

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Mon
4
Apr
2022

Young Innovators Funding & Investment: Funding and Investment Clinic

12.00 - 13.00 | Online

Recording coming soon

News

10.03.2022

Announced: Innovation Loans - Future Economy Competition

UK registered businesses can now apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

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08.04.2022

Latch Aid closes £1m in equity investment and a £510k Innovate UK Innovation Loan to scale up its revolutionary breastfeeding and early parenthood support

Dr Chen Mao Davies, founder of LatchAid and Women in Innovation Winner, has secured £1,000,000 of equity investment from leading business angels and a £510,000 Innovation Loan from Innovate UK.

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Programmes related to Investment

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Health Funding Map

The map was developed by KTN and the BioIndustry Association (BIA) with the help of a wide range of funders. It helps in the navigation of the complicated world of health innovation funding.

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