£8 million government boost for manufacturers across England to go digital

New government funding for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them modernise, go digital and create new jobs. The funding, part of the government’s Made Smarter Adoption programme, will support up to 1,000 small and medium sized manufacturers, across the North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber and the West Midlands regions,…

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021: 15th May 2021 – Imagine being able to say… “I was part of that”

Coventry UK City of Culture Trust reaffirmed its commitment to present a year long celebration of the city, with several major and ambitious undertakings planned. An update on preparations, which starts on 15 May 2021 and runs for 12 months was announced recently. While the country continues to face major challenges, Coventry City of Culture…

Building a business with support from Warwick’s Creative Futures Incubator programme

Beth and Dom from Common Story, a content creation company in Leamington Spa, talk about their business, their experience with the University of Warwick’s Creative Futures Incubator, and life at 1 Mill Street. What vital support did they gain? And how to grow in such challenging times? Picture Above: Beth and Dom registering the company in Dom's…

International Women’s Day 2021 – 8 March 2021

What are you doing to celebrate International Women's Day?International Women’s Day is an annual event when we promote gender equality, recognise the achievements of women, and work to understand the challenges that lie ahead of us as we work to become a more equal society. Each year has a theme, and this year it is…

Teenage YouTuber to media entrepreneur – What business support is available for you?

A media business in Coventry, run by teenage entrepreneur James Cousins, has expanded into bigger offices after taking on three new team members and diversifying into new markets.Read on to learn more about how Warwick Innovation District support local business and young start-ups, what support is available to you, and where to find funding and…

Lord Rootes Fund: Supporting creativity, innovation and endeavour – 31st March deadline

Up to £3000 student funding to turn your ideas into a reality... The Lord Rootes Fund is intended to encourage creativity, innovation and positive impact. Open to all current Warwick students to fund a project (to be undertaken in the summer vacation.) Deadline 31st March 2021.  Apply Here Learn More Webinar Who can apply? Full…

Do you have an innovative idea that can improve the lives of citizens? Deadline: Sunday 21 March 2021

Community Recovery Innovation Challenge - Supporting innovation that helps our communities to bounce back.Our lives and livelihoods have been completely transformed by the pandemic. Yet in the West Midlands we continue to show compassion and humanity. Through innovation and creativity, our local heroes are stepping up to the mark. Entry Form Photo credit: Vonecia Carswell…

Her Innovation Collective – Unleashing the potential of women in Innovation

What is Her Innovation Collective Online? A passionate community of students and professional women who create, inspire and lead. This term, the theme for the programme will be, Beyond Covid: The New Normal. Hear from leaders within larger organisations and entrepreneurs who have had to pivot their business during COVID. They will provide insights on…

Generating Impact from Your Research – Workshops: New dates to be confirmed

The Warwick i2i Programme is aimed at early career researchers and PhD students who would like to start exploring the impact of their research and potential commercial opportunities arising from it. These online workshops will involve a mixture of interactive presentations and group activities, providing you with the foundations for building impact from your research. For…

The Midlands Innovation Immunology Network Launch: Thursday 25th February 2021, 13-17:00 GMT

Midlands Innovation Immunology Network (MIIN) would like to invite you our virtual launch event - The MIIN COVID-19 Research Showcase. Free Tickets Photo credit: Fusion Medical Animation About this eventWe aim to highlight and discuss the latest academic, clinical and industrial immunological research that has taken place within the region relating to SARS-CoV-2, as well…

Cell-Freezing Market to be transformed by University of Warwick Spin-Out CryoLogyx

Congratulations to Dr Thomas Congdon, our first Deep Tech innovator of the year! Tom is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CryoLogyx - The University of Warwick spin-out company has been awarded £300k from InnovateUK to build on research emerging from Professor Matthew Gibson’s laboratories, based in both the Department of Chemistry and Warwick Medical…

Sustainable Development Goals: an opportunity for businesses: Thursday 25th February, 2021, 12-13:00 pm

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out the UN agenda for people, planet and prosperity and sustainable society for all by 2030."Green growth is an important economic driver – growing around four-times faster than the overall economy; now is the time to capitalise on this opportunity." To learn more join this free Webinar and Q&A…

Apply to be part of 5G in 5 Days: Events taking place in April 2021

Make your passion for innovation a reality by becoming an ambassador for the West Midlands by exploring how 5G is set to revolutionise our lives. Apply Now What is 5G in 5 Days? 5G in 5 Days is an exciting opportunity to work with industry experts, gain invaluable experience, increase your skills and knowledge, and…

Y Combinator and Creator Fund collaborate to bring a fireside chat to UK biotech founders: Tuesday 23rd February, 2021, 5 – 6 pm

Y Combinator, one of Silicon Valley's leading start-up accelerators, and Creator Fund, Europe's largest student-run VC firm, collaborate to host a biotech-focused fireside chat Free Webinar and Q&A Free Tickets Hosted by Creator Fund, during the chat YC partner and cofounder of Scribd, Jared Friedman will offer his advice on issues common to biotech founders…

CATCH-UP: Key Lessons for Start-up Success | Deep Tech Webinar

How Mission, Magic and Masses Can Supercharge Your Growth. Helping entrepreneurs to grow their business, inspire investment, and gain new partners and customers. Webinar and Q&A hosted by Deep Tech Innovation Centre Event now Closed https://youtu.be/n0UG4AdBlDE This presentation will help you address your growth challenges. When seeking customers, investors and access to partners and experts,…