Webinar: Driving innovations and understanding the financial support available

Organiser: SEMLEP’s Growth Hub
Time and Date: 11 AM – 12 PM, Thu 14 May 2020


At a time of national and global change it is crucial that the UK continues to provide the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.

Britain is a global leader when it comes to innovation and its major commitments are to increase public R&D spending to £22 billion by 2024-25.

The Chancellor announced that UK businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion government support package.

The comprehensive package includes the Future Fund, a new £500 million loan scheme for high-growth firms, and £750 million of targeted support for small and medium sized businesses focusing on research and development that will be available through Innovate UK’s grants and loan scheme. Innovate UK will also increase support for existing customers and firms who don’t currently receive funding from the national innovation agency.

Join us for a one-hour webinar covering:

  • The Future Fund and the Innovate UK support available for SMEs
  • How R&D tax reliefs can help with so much cash flow stress right now
  • How a cutting-edge engineering company specialising in motorsports has developed novel solutions to clients’ challenges by transferring knowledge and technology from one sector to another

Joining us on our panel will be:

  • Julian Bowrey, Regional Manager East & South East Midlands, Innovate UK
  • Vic Ulfik, Head of Research & Development, Fortus
  • Kieron Salter, Managing Director, KW Special Projects

Who should attend?

UK start-ups and scale-ups who are creating technologies and jobs that are critical to the development of life changing breakthroughs and enhancements in the areas of healthcare, finance, communication, education, work and beyond

Webinar software:

We will use an online site called Zoom which you will receive further information on how to access once you have registered your details.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact samantha.hunter@semlep.com

Register your place HERE.