£2 million awarded to University of Warwick to support critical early-stage translation of research

£118m to accelerate UK bright ideas into global opportunities Ideas emerging from UK research organisations will benefit from £118 million funding to jumpstart knowledge exchange, translation and commercialisation. The University of Warwick has been awarded £2,271,976.08 to help brilliant ideas become realities that make a real difference. The Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) supports critical early-stage…

myNexus Entrepreneur Skills Index – Become the ultimate entrepreneur

We're excited to announce that we're joining forces with myNexus Entrepreneur Skills Index to provide fun, innovative and free entrepreneurial insight and support. Explore the skills and traits of a successful entrepreneur and whether you have them. Play Here The Entrepreneur Skills Index helps you discover your entrepreneurial skills and traits. With something for every type of…

“Businesses miss out on 2 billion pounds per month by ignoring the needs of disabled customers.”

SIC: Transforming the workplace for disabled professionals We hooked up with Alice Hargreaves and Rachael Mole (SIC) at 1 Mill Street to talk about their new business, and to find out why businesses need to do more for disabled people. Watch the interview below, or read on. https://youtu.be/PoWDD9ZQ4-g About SIC Providing access to training for…

NatWest Accelerator – Applications now open!

NatWest & University of Warwick support and empower UK entrepreneurs and business owners to scale their businesses to the next level. Apply Today! About the Accelerator Through our six monthly fully funded Accelerator and by working together in collaboration, we provide wrap around support and access to expertise, removing barriers and providing more opportunities to…

Meet Joanna Bates, our new Deep Tech Innovation Centre Manager

Helping deep tech founders accelerate their growth with training opportunities, 1:1 mentoring, networking with business, investors and other entrepreneurs. In her own words I’ve recently joined the Deep Tech Innovation Centre at the University of Warwick after a varied career in industry, Social Enterprise and Higher Education. I started at Warwick in 2019 as part…

Selling More: Identifying and Utilising Route to Market Workshop

Are you looking to grow and find new approaches to sell more? This free face to face workshop is delivered by Business Ready to support tech-based and knowledge intensive small businesses based in the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP area. Register here Date and time: Thursday, 30 June 2022, 09:30 – 12:30 BSTLocation: Business Innovation Centre,…

Start-up Salon – Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs at Warwick 

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Looking to meet others who want to create a start-up? The Start-up Salon is a voluntary, student led initiative by students of the IAE cohort of Warwick Manufacturing Group, as well as students from other departments including Warwick Business School. It's primarily a knowledge sharing event series that happens bi-weekly, featuring…

Secure support for your game-changing idea! Good Game Fund

For students who have an innovative idea that solves an existing problem in creative, digital or the esports industry. Good Game Fund - Apply for up to a £1,500 GRANT - An opportunity to make your project, prototype, or business idea become reality.  If you have an innovative idea around immersive technology, games, digital applications, esports, data analysis,…

Job Opportunities within our Creative & Digital team

Job title: Creative Futures Officer This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced project manager to join the Creative Futures team positioned within the Innovation Group at University of Warwick. As the Creative Futures Officer, you will be an essential member of a small team who work to increase opportunities for students, graduates, staff and…

Raising Finance for SMEs – Free Business Ready Workshop

Supporting tech based and knowledge intensive small businesses in the Coventry & Warwickshire LEP area. This comprehensive workshop, led by specialists in their field, will explain the various types of business funds available, including debt, equity, crowdfunding and grants. We will explain how to get your SME business ready for access to finance, and the…

Great News! We’re Moving! Innovation Community Changes

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Important changes to our database of Mentors and Experts If you're a registered user with the Warwick Innovation District online platform, whether that's as a Mentor, or an Expert, or you applied for mentorship, we are pleased to notify you we will soon be moving to a new exciting online innovation space. More details of…

Vote for Maddie! Innovation Awards 2022

Our very own Maddie Booth, from Scrubbee, has been nominated for Sustainability Innovator of the Year. A bit about Scrubbee Upcycled, Zero Waste, Affordable Skincare. Founder Maddie Booth struggled with her skin throughout her student years and could not find natural skincare alternatives that fitted her monthly budget. To solve this, she started making her…

Deep Tech addresses the biggest global challenges – Cohort C applications open!

Deep Tech starts with your Innovation! Whether you're working on game-changing, market disrupting ideas, or you have a solution in search of a problem, the Deep Tech Innovation Centre can help support you on your journey. Transforming research into commercial, sustainable business can be a long process - The Deep Tech Innovation Centre helps accelerate…

How tragic circumstances lead to Bill & Erin setting up business

To raise awareness for Mental HealthProvide a creative platform for young peopleCreate a community to overcome obstaclesspawn a foundation to focus on our community work This month we marked Mental Health Awareness Week with a chat with Bill Nichols and Erin Anderson - Howe from DRM Clothing. Based in Rugby the company raise awareness for…

How the West Midlands faces an existential threat – David Plumb interview

WID Vlog part one: David Plumb, Chief Innovation Officer at Warwick Innovation District. Over the coming year we will be talking to innovators and entrepreneurs in the region to help support and inspire growth. We caught up with Chief Innovation Officer David Plumb at the University of Warwick, to talk about how we are uniquely…