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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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Innovate UK Smart Grants: August 2020

Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy. Apply by 25th November.

Opens: 28/08/2020 Closes: 25/11/2020

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The Sustainable Innovation Fund: round 3 (temporary framework)

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million for new projects focusing on sustainable economic recovery from COVID-19.

Opens: 01/09/2020 Closes: 30/09/2020

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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

18.08.2020

KTN Unveils its Ambitious Five Year Strategy

Five-year Strategy prioritises the economic, societal and environmental benefits of innovation in KTN’s vision to change the world.

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03.09.2020

Women in Innovation Awards 2020/21 are now open!

Innovate UK is offering 10 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.

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