Funding for Innovation Breakfast Seminar

This event brings together experts in their own fields to tell you about four valuable funding mechanisms for innovative SMEs, to generate value and return from your innovation.

  • R&D Tax Relief - Jumpstart is a recognised market leader in R&D tax relief having realised £96million benefit for clients over the last eight years. They provide a blend of technological and business expertise to guide companies through the complexities of submitting claims to HMRC.
  • IP and Patent Box - Beck Greener is an intellectual property (IP) firm specialising in patents, trade marks, design and copyright, and represent a range of clients from global corporates to start ups and individual inventors across a wide range of technology sectors. Beck Greener is one of the oldest IP firms in the world, and is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.
  • Midlands Engine Investment Fund - British Business Bank: The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) is a collaboration between the government-owned British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the West, East and South East Midlands, providing £250m of debt and equity funding to help businesses in the region start-up, scale-up and become a successful part of the Midlands Engine vision.  
  • Product Innovation Accelerator and Reach Projects - The Warwick Manufacturing Group is an academic department at the University of Warwick, providing research, education and knowledge transfer in engineering, manufacturing and technology.

Who should attend?

  • EEF members and non-members
  • SMEs in the Midlands region

Why attend?

  • Learn how to secure a step-change in your innovation funding 
  • Ask questions on a 1-to-1 basis
  • Network with your peers
  • Tour EEF's £11million state-of-the-art home for leadership and manufacturing skills solutions


08:00 Arrival, registration, tea & coffee 
08:35  Opening & Introduction, Charlotte Horobin, Region Director - Midlands and East, EEF 
08:40 Presentations start 
09:40  Q&A 
09:50 Closing remarks, Charlotte Horobin, Region Director - Midlands and East, EEF 
10:00  Tour of EEF Technology Hub - the UK's premier facility for training and development for apprentices and professionals in manufacturing and engineering 

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