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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

SBRI - Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance: Phase 1

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million inclusive of VAT, to develop solutions that integrate climate and environmental factors in the financial services industry.

Opens: 17/01/2022 Closes: 16/02/2022

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Unloc Young Entrepreneurs Challenge

The Young Entrepreneurs Challenge, brought to you by Verizon Business and Unloc, is an annual event that seeks to find cutting edge young talent across Europe.

Opens: 01/10/2021 Closes: 21/01/2022

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Huckletree Alpha Accelerator and Earthrise Sustainability Summit 2022: Urban Futures

Huckletree are designing their Alpha Accelerator and Earthrise Sustainability Summit around Urban Futures for 2022. The Alpha Accelerator is a 12-week programme that supercharges the pre-seed strategies of startups with at least one underrepresented founder.

Opens: 03/01/2022 Closes: 30/01/2022

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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

17.12.2021

CyberASAP funding confirmed for 2022/23 cohort

Cybersecurity academics and teams are invited to apply for CyberASAP (Academic Startup Accelerator Programme) – the unique, pre-seed academic commercialisation programme for cyber innovation.

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04.01.2022

Apply now for the Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Programme 2022

Last year Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN ran the first Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Readiness Programme, with every single SME in the 2021 cohort seeing a positive outcome ranging from investment to partnership opportunities. If you’re an SME in the electric vehicle battery sector, apply now for the 2022 programme!

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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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