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Interested in enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship? Looking for support with your idea development? Please see below workshops, events and programmes you can attend to support you with your enterprise interest/idea. If you’re unsure which may be relevant and/or want to discuss your idea why not book a 1:1 with a team member today. Contact Us There’s more over on our news pages too. Just click on Latest News

FinTech Start-up Founders – Join our Deep Tech Accelerator Programme

The Deep Tech Innovation Centre helps accelerate your Start-up Article by Professor Andy Pardoe, Executive Chair, Deep Tech Innovation Centre One of the most innovative industries is financial services, from the early days that saw the stock exchanges being computerised, to the examples of high frequency trading and straight-through-processing, the banking and insurance sectors have…

Want to become an investor – What is a Minerva Business Angel?

Minerva Educational Series – The Term Sheet A series of online events for anyone interested in becoming an investor. Through the series you will get chance to chat to experts, experienced investors and academics on being an angel investor.  Date: Friday 16th September 2022, 09:00 – 10:00 BST About this event In support of Minerva…

‘Filthy Business’ documentary now available on iPlayer!

“We offer an exciting opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills, test and launch creative & digital businesses.” Supported by our Creative Futures Incubator based at 1 Mill Street, Leamington Spa, multi-media production company Common Story were commissioned by the BBC to produce a documentary about best mate entrepreneurs Cam and Oli. About the documentary Meet Cam…

CultureFest: Race to the Finish!

Race to the Finish is a family event where you can design, play, compete or simply watch games and esports, as part of CultureFest 2022. Leamington Spa is home to the largest number of video game developers outside of Greater London. To celebrate this, University of Warwick is bringing together video game studios with cutting-edge…

New appointment to drive innovation agenda at Warwick Science Park

Mark Tock has been appointed Chief Operations Officer at the University of Warwick Science Park as part of a strategy to drive innovation across the West Midlands. Tock, a life scientist with a PhD in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration, has joined the University of Warwick Science Park from Nexus Leeds, the Innovation…

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…

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…

£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…

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. 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 help customers…

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. Date and time: Thursday, 30 June 2022, 09:30 – 12:30 BST Location: Business Innovation Centre, Harry…

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. The Entrepreneur Skills Index helps you discover your entrepreneurial skills and traits. With something for every type of business owner,…

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 Health Provide a creative platform for young people Create a community to overcome obstacles spawn 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…

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…

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…

Clean Transport Accelerator launch event

Our accelerator programme could turbocharge your business The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator is working with Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick, to create a Clean Transport Specialist Accelerator, combining coaching, thought leadership, community, and access to networks, with specialist support from members of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Entrepreneurs will gain a unique opportunity…