Innovation Factory Cooperative

Innovation & Funding Innovation

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.

Speakers: 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/Birmingham Life Sciences Park ᵒ Drew Currie, Innovation Factory Cooperative ᵒ Tony Davis, Director WMAHSN ᵒ Rupindra Nandra MBE, Enterprise Europe Network ᵒ Little Business Loans ᵒ Prof David Adams, Pro Vice Chancellor University of Birmingham ᵒ Pam Sheemar, NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator & more!

Exhibitors & Speakers: include Aston University, Midven, Birmingham City University, Catapult, WMAHSN, EPSRC, Chamber of Commerce, Innovation Alliance, Business Loans, Silicon Canal, NOURISH3D, BioSpring, Birmingham Life Sciences Park & 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. Spaces limited.

Topics: include secrets to grant writing, pitch workshop, crowdfunding, Intellectual Property grants, funding support, GBSLEP/BCLEP support, entrepreneur/SME support, Innovate UK grants, social enterprise grants, free law clinic support, work placements, R&D Tax Credits, interns & more!

Networking & Registration: from 9:15am (please allow time for photo pass)

Complimentary buffet lunch: by Green Sisters

Book Early, Spaces limited


Oct 11 2019


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Day 5: Friday


NatWest Building, NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub
8 Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2TZ
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