New Innovation Strategy sets out plans to cement the UK’s position as a world-leader in science, research and innovation.

New plans to boost private sector investment to put the UK at the front of the global innovation race have been set in a new Innovation Strategy launched by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng. Long-term plan to boost private sector investment across the UK and create the right conditions for all businesses to turn world-leading science…

Pivoting and Scaling Up Your Start-up Business: Opportunity Innovation Challenge Event – 5th August, 2021

Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) host an online session for both students, staff and external business. This free webinar will give you tips on how to start, scale or pivot your business - hosted via Microsoft Teams. Date: Thursday 5th August 2021, 1:30pm - 3pm Free Tickets Here The WMG Accelerator helps your early-stage venture find…

£100,000 funding to launch Health and Wellbeing Innovation Network to cultivate the next healthcare innovators

West Midlands Health and Wellbeing Innovation Network has been established by the University of Warwick in partnership with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Bruntwood SciTech. £100,000 funding has been received from the West Midlands Combined Authority Innovation Programme, to support businesses entering or growing in healthcare, technology and wellbeing sectors. Any innovator,…

Warwick spinout NanoSyrinx raises £6.2m funding to develop it’s synthetic biology platform

NanoSyrinx, based at University of Warwick Science Park, Coventry, is an emerging biotechnology company developing a novel cell engineering system. Coventry, United Kingdom, 14th July 2021 – NanoSyrinx, a biotech company developing a new cell engineering tool for novel targeted therapeutic modalities, has raised a further £6.2m of seed financing, co-led by incoming Octopus Ventures…

4D Biomaterials secures £1.6m funding used for 3D printing medical implants

New research has demonstrated the viability of 3D-printed tissue scaffolds that harmlessly degrade while promoting tissue regeneration following implantation. 4D Biomaterials, which has developed a new biomaterial used for 3D printing medical implants, has completed a £1.6m funding round.The investment was led by DSW Ventures and backed by the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage…

MSDUK 2021 (Minority Supplier Development UK) Innovation Challenge – 12th July deadline

Are you an ethnic minority business or a founder with a new idea that can make our world a better place? Get your ideas in front of global brands and investors. Apply for the MSDUK Innovation Challenge to bring your ideas to the front, get noticed by industry and the business world and win exciting…

Apprenticeships Minister opens £10 million WMG Degree Apprenticeship Centre, at the University of Warwick

On Thursday 17th June 2021 Gillian Keegan MP, the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, formally opened the WMG Degree Apprenticeship Centre, at the University of Warwick. The WMG Degree Apprenticeship Centre was awarded £10 million funding from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP). The new Centre provides…

Covid-19 testing centre opens inside new innovation centre at University of Warwick

Despite the pandemic Warwick Innovation District has been busy preparing a new space for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Warwick. Centered around the new facilities in our newly refurbished building, Junction, we bring together academics, staff, businesses, founders, and investors, to start, scale and pivot businesses, while helping students gain the opportunity to experiment…

Funding competition and help to start your own business – Young Innovators Awards 2021/22 – Deadline 28th July.

Young people can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality, which includes a grant for £5,000, a living allowance, and tailored business support. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £460,000 in young innovators with this competition. The aim of this competition is to find a…

One of our Creative Futures members selected as a Preferred Supplier for Coventry City of Culture 2021

Congratulations to Blunt & Brave a member of the Creative Futures incubator based at 1 Mill Street. Blunt & Brave is a multi-disciplinary, Warwickshire based, brand and content agency created to nurture sustainable and socially-conscious brands with bold aspirations and a big thirst to grow. We are extremely excited to announce that we have been…

Minerva Business Angels, one of the region’s top equity investors, makes significant contribution to regional economy.

A new report commissioned by Midlands Innovation universities has highlighted the contribution made by University of Warwick-based Minerva Business Angels to the region’s investment ecosystem. Investment Opportunities in the Midlands was compiled by Beauhurst, a platform that provides data on the UK's high-growth and innovative companies, to demonstrate the scale of the opportunity available for investors considering the Midlands region.…

Are you running a creative start-up or small business and looking for help to reach your goals?

Then Creative Futures is the place for YOU! As part of the University of Warwick's creative & digital incubator, you gain 6 months of tailored business support, coaching and desk space at 1millstreet, a dynamic and lively co-working space in Leamington Spa. If you're ready to fast-track your business, find out more and apply before 31st…

Warwick Innovation District joins 11 Universities to launch Impact Investment Fund – for social or environmental ventures.

Impact 12 to support social ventures created within 12 of the UK’s leading universities Twelve leading universities have joined forces to create an impact investment fund, Impact 12 (www.impact12.com), to support mission-led university ventures. The ten-year, multi-million-pound fund will support social ventures created within the twelve participating universities across the UK. The fund will support…

Creating your Marketing Strategy | Business Ready Webinar: 25th June, 9-11 am

Hosted by the business experts Business Ready, this webinar will show you how to harness your marketing investment and activities to power-up your growth strategy. Free Tickets Agenda The Process – putting together a marketing strategyWhat’s your exchange? Having a Marketing OrientationResearch based approach – what and how?Who are your customers? Let’s understand them better through Segmenting, Targeting and…

Deep Tech Innovation Centre Cohort 2 open for applications – Need business support?

Support for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. Get access to leading University of Warwick resources and networks of mentors and inventors. The Deep Tech Innovation Centre, part of the Warwick Innovation District, is focused on inspiring, educating and incubating the next generation of innovation founders. We support aspirational entrepreneurs looking to build innovative businesses with a…