Innovation & Funding Innovation
- You want to be inspired by innovation!
- You need sources of funding & support!
- You need access to industry gamechangers!
- You need 60 seconds to pitch your idea!
Whether you are an entrepreneur, an SME, in academia, in industry, an investor, a social enterprise, or part of the innovation ecosystem; this event is for you.
As part of the inaugural Birmingham Tech Week, this event & exhibition will raise the profile of the Birmingham & W Midlands Tech Scene. Inspiring the next generation of innovators, encourage inward investment and create an environment where high-growth innovative companies can flourish.
Networking & Registration from 9:15am
Speakers confirmed include: Councillor Ian Ward, Leader Birmingham City Council ᵒ Innovate UK ᵒ Dr David Hardman MBE, Innovation Birmingham ᵒ Prof Liam Grover, University of Birmingham Healthcare Technologies Institute ᵒ Drew Currie, Innovation Factory Cooperative ᵒ WMAHSN ᵒ Rupi Nandra MBE, Enterprise Europe Network ᵒ Dr John Williams, Managing Director of Birmingham Health Partners/Birmingham Life Sciences Park ᵒ Innovation Alliance ᵒ Melissa Snover, Founder Nourish3d ᵒ Prof Monder Ram OBE, Aston University ᵒ Pam Sheemar, NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator & more….
Exhibitors & Speakers include: Coutts Bank, Midven, University of Birmingham, Aston University, Birmingham City University, Catapult, , EPSRC, Chamber of Commerce, MICRA, Innovation Alliance, NOURISH3D, BioSpring, NIHR, Birmingham Health Partners, HGF Law & more!
Elevator Pitch Competition: Your chance to do a 60 second elevator pitch in front of industry gamechangers. Any idea, does not have to be tech related, but preferred. Spaces limited.
Topics: Pitch competition, funding, how to pitch, grant writing tips, innovation ecosystem, R&D Tax Credits, crowdfunding, grant programmes (Innovate UK, BGP2, i4i, KTP, innovation vouchers), IP Enabler, GBSLEP/BCLEP support, interns, free law clinic, s2i, PatentBox, B4i, social enterprise, diversity, unsecured business loans, work placements, incubators, etc.
Complimentary buffet lunch: by the award winning Green Sisters
Book Early, Spaces limited