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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.

Funding Opportunities

Healthy ageing: investor partnership programme, round 2

Investors can apply to partner with Innovate UK to align their investments with up to £12 million grant funding in UK registered SMEs delivering innovation in the healthy ageing market. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Opens: 07/09/2020 Closes: 04/11/2020

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Innovation continuity loans: Strand 2 October 2020 follow-on competition

Innovate UK is offering up to £210 million in loans to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and third sector organisations that have a challenge in continuing, completing or following on an innovation project. Loans are for organisations that find themselves facing a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds resulting directly from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opens: 01/10/2020 Closes: 04/11/2020

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Transforming Foundation industries: Investor partner selection

Investors can apply to align their investments with up to £7 million grant funding from Innovate UK to make foundation industries globally competitive. We are seeking investor partners that want to invest in high growth potential SMEs concerned with one or more of the themes of reducing resource and energy consumption.

Opens: 19/10/2020 Closes: 09/12/2020

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Events

Wed
30
Sep
2020

Women in Innovation: Building Success - Impostor Syndrome

14.00 - 15.00 | Online

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Thu
1
Oct
2020

#IdeasMeanBusiness: Creating a business plan

14.00 - 15.00 | Online

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Thu
24
Sep
2020

#IdeasMeanBusiness: Personal branding

10.00 - 11.00 | Online

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News

12.10.2020

An opportunity to invest in some of the most innovative AgriFood Tech companies in the UK

Nine companies working on groundbreaking tech ideas will pitch for investment during KTN’s AgriFood Tech Investment Showcase. 

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09.10.2020

Made Smarter Technology Accelerator - Digital Catapult

The Made Smarter Technology Accelerator is a national match-funded programme for medium and large manufacturers, designed to shape the UK’s technology adoption directly into industry.

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