Support for Warwickshire firm at the heart of zero emissions tech

An engineering business focusing on creating power solutions for zero emission vehicles is gearing up for a major period of growth after securing a key role in a major project. Lyra Electronics, which is based at the University of Warwick’s HRI site in Wellesbourne, will work as part of a consortium to facilitate the creation […]

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Nottingham’s universities join forces with Minerva Business Angels

Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park and one of the most successful business angel networks in the UK, is joining forces with Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham in a partnership aimed at improving access to finance for innovative local companies. Minerva has chosen to work with Nottingham’s […]

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Rapidly-growing specialists expanding its services and workforce

  A rapidly-growing automotive, aerospace and electrical specialist is expanding its services and workforce in Coventry as well as setting up an academy to train future generations. Paramex, which was set-up in 1999, works with global businesses within the automotive industry such as Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors and Geely from its office at the […]

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Cash-flow Loans – No Assets? No Problem?

Matthew Lawrence looks at a rapidly growing type of finance for asset light businesses 50 years ago, most businesses could not borrow without hard asset security, usually in the form of land and buildings or hard assets such as vehicles with established second- hand values. The 70’s and 80’s saw the growth of factoring and […]

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Innovate UK

New Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

Innovate UK have recently launched a number of new funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from food production systems to 5G infrastructure and applications. A selection of the current funding competitions are outlined below, the full list can be found on the Innovate UK website. If you are interested in applying for an Innovate […]

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Second phase of major business support programme launched

The £1 million second phase of a major business support programme for small and medium sized companies in Coventry and Warwickshire has been launched. Business Ready, which is run by University of Warwick Science Park and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Warwickshire County Council as part of the CW Business: Start, […]

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Two organisations urging businesses to attend Venturefest West Midlands

Two of the area’s leading business organisations are among the major sponsors of a Midlands event which brings together entrepreneurs and businesses to support growth through innovation. The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) and the University of Warwick Science Park are attending Venturefest West Midlands at The Gallery Suite at the NEC in […]

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Venturefest – Connect with investors, innovators and entrepreneurs

When: 4th July 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: The Gallery Suite, National Exhibition Centre What: Venturefest West Midlands will be returning to the NEC for its 2019 events programme and exhibition! The event aims to support business growth through innovation by bringing together entrepreneurs, innovators and investors with specific innovation expertise. Attendees […]

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