Local Young Talent Festival / 1st – 30th May 2021

A new and exciting indie festival bringing small businesses and the creative community together. We are proud to share that two businesses from the first cohort of the Creative Futures Incubator have collaborated and secured funding from Warwickshire County Council. The Tech Challenge fund focusses on reinvigorating the high street and supporting retail, leisure and…

Start-up Scheme – Calling all entrepreneurs in the making!

The Start-up Scheme is limited to a maximum of 20 graduates per year and is only open to either international graduates or current international students of the University of Warwick.Could you be our next Graduate Entrepreneur? If you are an overseas graduate with viable, innovative and scalable business idea, you may be eligible to enter the…

Getting back to campus – Avoid the rush hour chaos and earn points!

The 'Choose Your Way Warwick' app has launched. An innovative transport solution to help reduce private vehicle usage, cut carbon emissions and create a safer, more environmentally friendly campus. You may have seen the bright red E-scooters dotted around campus. You could earn points and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. E-Scooters, buses…

Increasing Sales: Sales Fundamentals Webinar (Part 1 of 3) Thursday 13th May, 9-10:30 am

In the Sales Fundamentals workshop, we look at what steps need to be taken internally, before looking outwards to scale up and increase sales. A step often neglected, in this workshop, we'll consider ways of increasing sales and income from existing customers. Free Webinar and Q&A | Date: Thursday 13th May 2021, 9:00am - 10:30am Free…

Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme | Grants to go Green

Energy efficiency grants aimed at providing local business with financial support to invest in equipment that will lead to cost and carbon savings for your business. Low Carbon Innovation Grants and Low Carbon Revenue Grants also available. The Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme has now been extended to June 2023 and an additional £1.25m…

The search is on for doctoral students to help research our best response to global pandemics

Recruitment for 30 new PhD pandemic research scholarships has opened at University of Warwick thanks to over £3 million in donations.The newly created Institute for Global Pandemic Planning is looking for new doctoral students to research the best ways for global leaders to respond to pandemics. Apply Here The 30 research scholarships have been made…

The Midlands Business Network Live Expo returns: Thursday 24th June

The Midlands Business Network Expo returns on Thursday 24th June at The National Motorcycle Museum Junction 6 M42, Solihull. With government restrictions easing, this is a chance to gather in a safe & secure environment to promote your products and services, network with a wide range of businesses and find new opportunities across the Midlands. About this…

How can your community group or organisation take part in the UK City of Culture 2021?

Warwick Institute of Engagement’s “Community Partnership Fund" provides a small grant of up £1000 for local community groups and organisations seeking to develop and deliver events or projects in partnership with University of Warwick staff and students, to help celebrate UK City of Culture 2021. The deadline for applications is 26th April, at noon. Apply Here What are the grants for?  Planning and…

CATCH-UP: Work with Us: Join our new Health & Wellbeing Incubator

The University of Warwick is building the West Midlands Health and Wellbeing Innovation Network (WMHWIN). WMHWIN will help in posing challenges and supporting solutions across the health and related landscape. With support from the West Midlands Combined Authority, and collaboration across University of Warwick, Bruntwood SciTech, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, and Warwick Medical School.We are…

Meet the new businesses we’re proudly supporting

Creative Futures Incubator - Cohort Two is Coming to Town!There’s something exciting happening in Leamington Spa, the town with the largest creative cluster outside of Greater London. There’s a rustle in the leaves of trees lining the wide boulevards, a skip in the step of people, whether out for their daily exercise or “out out,”…

EUTOPIA Week: Workshops and seminars for students, staff and researchers – 12-16 April 2021

Hosted by the University of Gothenburg, there will also be some great networking opportunities for everyone, and even a few fun activities planned. What is EUTOPIA? EUTOPIA is an ambitious alliance of six like-minded European universities building a unique and daring alliance of transformative and engaged institutions. Providing opportunities for students and staff alike, from undergraduate…

West Midlands Creative Scale Up Programme: Showcase 2021 – 30th March 2021

Do you run a creative business in the West Midlands? WM Creative Scale-up are looking to work with any creative business in the region with ambitions to grow and ‘scale up’ including screen, gaming, VR, AI, performing arts, marketing and events, PR and design businesses. What is it? The Creative Scale Up Programme is a…

Increasing Sales: Sustaining Sales Webinar (Part 3) – Monday 29th March 2021

Part 1 focused on Sales Fundamentals, part 2 Ramping Up looked at external growth opportunities. In part 3 we look into sustaining sales for your business.These FREE workshops are delivered as part of the Business Ready programme to support tech based and knowledge intensive small businesses, with high growth potential based in the Coventry &…

£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…