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Access to Finance for Innovators: learn about what grant funding is available and what investors are looking for.
About this Event
This second of three on-line events forming the Access to Finance Conference . Join us to gain a clear understanding of the process for obtaining grant funding and speak with the investors and experts who can help your business grow.
About the Access to Finance Conference
This Conference is brought to you by organisations that are experts in helping small scale tech companies flourish: the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at Harwell Campus , Oxfordshire Greentech and sister network Cambridge Cleantech, the business networks for the low carbon economy in Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire. The Conference comprises three on-line events:
- Session 1 – Pre-Seed/Seed Funding, 28th January
- Session 2 – Grant Funding, 4th February – this event
- Session 3 – Series A start-up funding, 11th February
Hear from investors specialising in the tech sector as well as professional service companies who have much experience in supporting the growth of tech businesses. The last half an hour is reserved for networking with any of the speakers you would like to connect with.
Session 2 Access to Funding for Innovators – Grant Funding
10:00 Welcome – Oxfordshire Greentech
10:05 Paul Vernon – Executive Director of Business Innovations, STFC
10.10 Steve Neal – Partner, Shaw Gibbs, accountants and business advisors
10:15 Investor insights:
- Ian Downey, ESA Business Applications
- Catherine Holt, Innovate UK
- Peter Wilkins, Defence and Security Accelerator
- Damien Kelly, Strategic Development Manager, M&A and Investments, Engie
11:00 Networking – opportunity to meet with speakers
11:30 Official close but networking can continue!