26 Mar 2014

Funding for Innovation Seminar

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Start: 15 May 2014 – 9.00am
End: 15 May 2014 – 3.30pm
Venue: Ward Hadaway
Address: 102 Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne

Are you:

  • A small or medium sized business with high growth potential?
  • Looking for support to develop your ideas and innovations?
  • Interested in funding to accelerate the launch of your new product or service?

With a mixture of presentations, workshops and 1:1 sessions with experts, this event will provide an insight into the funding opportunities open to your business, in particular for those businesses looking to develop new products and services.

You will hear from experts at Enterprise Europe Network and the UK’s innovation agency, Technology Strategy Board, about the support and funding options available to you, with expert insight into how you can ensure that your funding application ticks the right boxes.

Lawyers from Ward Hadaway will also explain how to make the most of your entitlements to R&D tax credits and Patent Box relief, whilst Newcastle University will explain how your business can access the knowledge and expertise available within UK Universities.

To register for the event, click here.


9.00am – Registration and refreshments

Welcome and Introduction

Simon Green, Head of Business Support, Newcastle Science City

Technology Strategy Board Funding Schemes

James Clipson, EU Strategy Manager, Technology Strategy Board will introduce the TSB and speak about Innovation Vouchers, Small Business Research Initiative and SMART Awards.

European Funding Opportunities

Graham Mobbs, European Operations Manager, Technology Strategy Board will give an introduction to Horizon 2020, SME Instrument and Eurostars.


Enterprise Europe Network

Moira Hopkins, Business Support Manager for EEN at Newcastle Science City will discuss the value of working with international partners and how the Enterprise Europe Network can help.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Christine Younger, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Manager, Newcastle University, will explain how your business can access the knowledge and expertise available within UK Universities.

R&D Tax Credits and The Patent Box

Bill Goodwin and Paul Christian, lawyers at Ward Hadaway, discuss how you can maximise benefit from R&D tax credits and the Patent Box


Workshop 1

Applying for Innovation Vouchers / Smart Awards.

James Clipson, TSB

Workshop 2

Applying for Eurostars / SME Instrument

Graham Mobbs, TSB

Workshop 3

Applying for Patent Box tax relief / R&D tax credits

Bill Goodwin and Paul Christian, Ward Hadaway

1:1 Meetings

Bookable 1:1 meetings with EEN, Newcastle University and Ward Hadaway presenters to discuss individual needs

3.30pm – CLOSE     

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