Startup Workshops #1 – R&D Grant Funding for Tech Start-ups and Scale ups
24th Mar 2021, 6pm - 7pm
About this Event
This webinar will start by describing the key factors that make funding tech companies a challenge. Following from this, it explores approaches that can be applied by tech companies to better prepare themselves before fund raising – including structuring their commercialisation process, identifying the right sources of funding, and asking for the right amounts. Finally, it provides an overview of public funding sources offering grants in the form of matched funding.
Who should attend: The R&D Grant funding for Tech Start-ups and Scale ups webinar is targeted at founders and senior managers of technology companies seeking external funding from public and/or private sources to support their R&D and product development activity. The webinar can also help founders considering commercialisation of their technology through applying for grant funding.
• Introduction from John Fagan, Founder, SyncNorwich
• Introduction to Innovate UK EDGE (formerly Enterprise Europe Network) – Helen Turton, Client Engagement Manager
• R&D Grant funding for Tech Start-ups and Scale ups: Structure your R&D activities and broaden your choices for raising finance – Arun Muthirulan, Lead Innovation Adviser
• How to access Innovate UK EDGE support
• Close out – John Fagan
Speaker bio: Arun Muthirulan, Lead Innovation Adviser, Innovate UK EDGE and Mentor to Start-ups and SMEs. Over the past decade, companies he supported have raised collectively more than £6 million from a range of public funding bodies and private investors. He co-founded two companies focusing on business strategy advisory and commercialisation. Arun has a first degree in Computer Science and Electronics and an MBA degree from Cambridge Judge Business School, specialising in strategy, entrepreneurship, and technology commercialisation.
Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth. It complements Innovate UK project funding with intensive, specialist-led support for such ambitious businesses. Each high-potential, innovative business in our portfolio benefits from the objective perspective of a dedicated innovation and growth specialist local to them. Our specialist considers a business in the round and, working closely with its leadership, identifies the most productive ways to accelerate its growth.
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