Fifteen local businesses have gained support from Creative Futures Incubator

Applications are now open for our next cohort but first, check out what businesses have achieved in the incubator... We are passionate about creating a diverse talent pipeline which responds to skills gaps within the creative sector, increasing the number of start-ups and business based in the region. Our work focuses on knowledge exchange, business…

Creative Futures helping you launch a career in Games!

On Saturday 16th October Creative Futures joined forces with ScreenSkills and other game industry partners, to host events showcasing career opportunities within the games industry in Leamington Spa. Building on previous successful events, the Creative Futures team approached ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the screen industries, which includes film, television, VFX, animation, and games,…

Student reflects on her amazing experience with Creative Futures

Jazmyn Ball a second year Media and Creative Industries student undertook a 6 month placement with Creative Futures, and discusses her experience below. Jazmyn Ball, 2nd year Media and Creative Industries Student Brief intro to yourself and what you are studying?Hi, I’m Jaz Ball, I am a second-year student at the University of Warwick studying…

Joining forces to support young talent in Leamington Spa!

Two companies within our Creative Futures Incubator, Creative Leamington and Blunt & Brave collaborated to deliver Leamington's Young Talent Festival 2021. It is a well-known fact that small businesses often struggle to do it all – everything from project development, creating case studies to showcase their strengths, as well as marketing and pitching for new…

Two Creative Futures start-ups unite to deliver on major mental health project!

Our two very own start-ups Saldo and Bluebell Films used our Creative Futures Network to collaborate and deliver on a mental wellbeing project for video gaming giant, Coatsink. Saldo work in mental health, with a goal to deliver well-being programmes using live-streaming technology to suit the new hybrid way of working. Their workshops initially have…

Funding competition: Circular economy for SMEs

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to research, test and develop step-change circular economy approaches. Competition opens: Monday 11 October 2021Competition closes: Wednesday 8 December 2021 11:00am DescriptionInnovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1 million in circular economy innovation projects.This funding forms part of…

Winning and Retaining Customers Webinar – Friday 5th November 2021

To some it seems to come easy, to others it feels like an elusive mystery. The truth is winning and retaining customers is generally a hard won battle. Winning & Retaining Customers Webinar Hosted by Business Ready - Friday 5th November 2021, 09:30 – 11:00 GMTAbout this eventThis highly interactive webinar reveals that although there…

Social Enterprise Futures 2021: from 8th November – 8th December, 2021

A digital festival for those who believe that changing how we do business is vital to building a fairer, more sustainable world. Social Enterprise Futures 2021 - running from 8th November - 8th December, 2021 There is a growing consensus that our economic system is failing – unable to deal with the climate emergency or…

Realise your true business potential with the ignite Incubator Programme

John and Nick from TalentTech Recruitment talk about the support they gained from the ignite business incubator programme and how it helped grow their business. University of Warwick Science Park's incubation and business acceleration programmes draw on all of the assets within the Park and our business development team. The ignite programme is a flexible package…

Warwick named University of the Year for Teaching Quality

The University of Warwick has been recognised as the best university in the UK for teaching quality by The Good University Guide, the internationally respected British university rankings guide published by The Sunday Times. We were also recognised as runner up University of the Year. These fantastic results follow on from positive National Student Survey (NSS) results earlier…

Management Opportunities within the Innovation Group

A chance to join the Warwick Innovation District, at the University of Warwick, as we strive to provide real-world expertise, advice and support services for our academic innovators.Job role: Innovation Development Manager (Closing date: 20th October 2021) Full time, permanent positionWarwick Innovations is the Technology Transfer Office and commercialisation arm of the University of Warwick. Our…

Job Opportunities within the Innovation Group

A chance to join the Warwick Innovation District, at the University of Warwick, as we move into our new Innovation hub. Job role: Innovation Hub Manager (Closing date: 3rd October 2021) Permanent position, 36.5 hours per week.The University of Warwick is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and versatile Manager to join the Innovation Group. A truly…

Midlands ICURe (Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research) Deadline near!

Midlands ICURe is designed for research teams from all UK universities with commercially-promising ideas, with potential funding of up to £30k! Programme deadline is near - Cohort H is now open for applications until noon 27th September 2021 - The last full 6 month 2-stage ICURe programme of this year.Do you have a commercially-promising idea?…

Save the Date: Celebrating the vibrant spirit of Women In Tech – Thursday 7th October 2021

A unique opportunity to highlight and recognise the ongoing contribution of women to the tech sector Book Tickets The Midlands Women In Tech Awards promote a gender balanced workforce across the tech sector. Supporting and acknowledging women in tech by highlighting and recognising their great achievements.Helping to ensure an ongoing involvement and engagement of women in…

Win £25,000 support to help start, grow or revive your small business

Business Boost - Small business, big impact Few have been hit harder by Covid-19 than the self-employed. The pandemic will cost small business owners £22,461 on average – and for many it could take years to get back on track. But small businesses are the beating heart of the UK economy, accounting for 99% of…