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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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 global composites markets to smart, local energy systems. 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 […]

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Former Ignite companies celebrate as they prepare for the next chapter

  The success of two businesses supported by the University of Warwick Science Park is being celebrated as they prepare for the next chapter of their business ventures. Evolyst and We Are Digital have been based at the Innovation Centre on Gallows Hill since their inception. Throughout their time, the companies have been aided through […]

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Business Ready Request for Quotation (RFQ) – Publicity and Marketing Services

The University of Warwick Science Park (UWSP) is seeking support in the promotion and marketing of the Business Ready programme. We are requesting quotations from suitable publicity and marketing/design suppliers. UWSP is delivering the Business Ready business support programme in partnership with Warwickshire County Council (WCC). This programme is part funded by the European Regional […]

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Minerva helps tech start-up secure a million-pound investment

Minerva, the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Angel Network, has played a vital role in helping Lincoln-based tech start-up Tended access the funds and know-how needed to take its intelligent safety solutions to the next level. Founded in August 2017, Tended creates intelligent wearables and safety solutions that can detect accidents and immediately notify the […]

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Business Ready invitation – Mentor & Coaching Growth Specialists

The University of Warwick Science Park in partnership with Warwickshire County Council is looking to appoint a pool of business growth specialists with mentoring and coaching expertise, under a framework call-off agreement. The demand will be driven by requirements from clients recruited to the 3 year programme. Early indications are that there will be requirements […]

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Ringing the changes in Apprenticeships

There are some exciting changes coming up in the way apprenticeships work for you from the start of the new tax year. These include a big saving for Non-Levy employers (an annual wage bill of less than £3 million) in their contribution to the apprenticeship as it reduces from 10% to 5% while the government pays the other […]

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Bringing on Innovation Internally

Author – Dirk Schaefer Download Business Nugget Whatever the motivation, innovation is good, but it requires more than just having a good idea. The process from having an idea to having an actual product or service that is ready for commercialisation is complex and requires levels of due diligence to de-risk making a significant investment […]

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