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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

Young Innovators Awards 2021/22

Young people (aged 18-30 on 28th July 2021) can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality, which includes a grant for £5,000, a living allowance, and tailored business support.

Opens: 14/06/2021 Closes: 28/07/2021

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The Pitch 2021

Want to develop your pitch, build confidence and raise investment? The Pitch helps founders create a great pitch and gives them a platform to use it.

Opens: 01/07/2021 Closes: 31/07/2021

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Driving the electric revolution – building talent for the future

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 for innovative skills, talent, and training projects. This funding is from the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge.

Opens: 09/08/2021 Closes: 15/09/2021

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Events

Thu
1
Oct
2020

#IdeasMeanBusiness: Creating a business plan

14.00 - 15.00 | Online

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Thu
6
May
2021

Prospering from the Energy Revolution: Six in Sixty - Finance and Investment

10.00 - 11.00 | Online

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Fri
16
Apr
2021

Transforming Foundation Industry Investment Partnership - Application Workshop: Writing a Compelling Investment Pitch

10.30 - 12.00 | Online

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News

08.06.2021

£2.75m acquisition of CyberASAP startup demonstrates potential and importance of academic commercialisation

Crossword Cybersecurity Plc acquires Verifiable Credentials, provider of Identiproof™, boosting prospects for Covid-19 Status Certificates.

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07.06.2021

A guide for companies and universities interested in partnering with the U.S. in R&D

This report and guide addresses the changing US export control landscape and implications for UK entities. Produced by Holland & Knight, and commissioned by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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