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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

The ScaleUp Accelerator

The ScaleUp Accelerator helps scaling tech (often B2B SaaS) UK companies prepare for strong growth and Series A funding. Supports UK based tech companies who are currently at £500k to £1.5m net revenue and growing.

Opens: Closes:

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Innovate UK Smart Grants January 2021

Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Opens: 21/01/2021 Closes: 26/05/2021

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#IdeasMeanBusiness: Creating a business plan

14.00 - 15.00 | Online

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

10.00 - 11.00 | Online

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

10.30 - 12.00 | Online

Recording coming soon



What does it take to encourage financial investment for sustainable businesses?

The big question is not “Why should I spend time investigating sustainable manufacture?”, but
“Can I afford to ignore the opportunities that sustainable manufacture can bring to my organisation?”

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Busting the myths around starting your own business

This year, Innovate UK awarded 64 young entrepreneurs a 1-year tailored package of support, including £5,000 grant, one-on-one business coaching and an allowance to cover living costs. We asked the latest cohort of Young Innovators to bust 6 myths around starting your own business.

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