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Breakfast Session: How to Access Innovate UK Edge/Catapult Network Grant Funding

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SMEs can receive up to £15,000 to spend on the services and support delivered by Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and the Catapult Network.

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Event details

NTU Enterprise invites entrepreneurs and SMEs to this breakfast session with Steven Lyons, Growth & Innovation Specialist (GIS) from Innovate UK’s EDGE programme. Steve leads a team of Business Advisers who support around 300 of the Midlands most innovative businesses to take new products to market.

Steve will be talking about how SMEs can receive up to £15,000 (no match) funding to spend on the services and support delivered by Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and the Catapult Network including:

  • New product development
  • Improving an existing product
  • Improving manufacturing processes
  • Access to technical and scientific expertise
  • Access to cutting edge equipment
  • Regulatory advice
  • Commercialisation

The funding can be used to tap into the Catapult Network. In total there are 9 Catapults covering: Cell & Gene Therapy, Transport, Semiconductors, Digital, Energy, High Value Manufacturing, Medicines, Renewables and Satellite Applications.

The Catapults support businesses to accelerate the creation of products and services in high innovation areas. It’s a network that will give you access to world-leading scientific expertise and cutting-edge facilities. You’ll also get access to an Innovation and Growth Specialist who will assist you with commercialisation.

We’re looking for SMEs involved in innovative projects who could do with both technical and business support. In total there are 300 grants available which will need to be approved by the start of November 2021 with a view to completing by February 2022.

What is an RTO / Catapult?

Research & Technology Organisations and Catapults are physical centres with cutting-edge R&D infrastructures including hubs, laboratories, testbeds, factories and offices, as well as technical experts that can help innovators develop breakthrough products and services.

There are 9 Catapults operating from 40 locations that are able to provide support under this scheme.

What is Innovate UK EDGE?

Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in innovative businesses that drive economic growth.

Innovate UK Edge helps ambitious, innovation-led businesses grow and collaborate, both domestically and internationally, and turn their ideas and research into tangible value for either commercial or societal gain.




8.30 -  Online lobby opens

08.35 - Welcome and introduction from NTU Enterprise and Steven Lyons

08.40 -  Session starts

09.15 - Q&A

9.30 - Event close

Booking information

To join this online session, please click ‘reserve your place’ and our team will contact you with a link for your diary.

Joining the event

Prior to the event, we will send you an event invitation via email.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact:

Deshaun Hancock
Marketing and Events Executive, NTU Enterprise  
+44 115 84 82884

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Deshaun Hancock
+44 115 84 82884