Loughborough hosts Innovate UK creative and digital industries event
In partnership with Innovate UK, Loughborough University will host a half-day event focusing on the funding and support on offer to digital companies keen to nurture their business innovation and growth.
The free event – on Thursday 15 January – will provide networking opportunities with companies that have already benefitted from the support on offer, as well as the chance to hear from the Innovate UK Digital Team, Loughborough academics, and representatives from regional companies.
Amongst the guest speakers are Matt Rogan (MD of sports marketing agency Two Circles), Andy Cooper (PR and Project Manager at scouting and recruitment management solutions company Scout 7), and Matt Sansam (Innovate UK).
Their presentations will address a range of topics including the funding available to innovative SMEs; the support on offer to academic-business partnership work, such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships; and an overview of government initiatives for example the SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative).
Innovate UK is keen that the Meet-up encourages greater participation by businesses and researchers across the region in its various initiatives.
Matt Sansam (Programme Manager and Lead Technologist at Innovate UK) says: "This event – in partnership with the Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough – is part of a series of UK-wide meetings.
“Innovate UK and the Digital Economy Team are meeting with innovative digital companies to find out more about the technologies they are developing, and to signpost them towards the various Innovate UK competitions, networking events and supporting services."
More about the event
Venue Sports Technology Institute, 1 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough University LE11 3TU
Date Thursday 15 January 2015
Notes for editors
Press release reference number: January News
Based in Swindon, Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) is a government-funded body that works closely with UK businesses, research bodies and financial institutions to promote, invest in and support technology-enabled innovation to accelerate sustainable economic growth.