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…

Warwick Innovation Day: Thursday 11th November 2021

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the University of Warwick is showcasing the Warwick Innovation District and it's new space in Junction As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the University of Warwick is showcasing the Warwick Innovation District and It’s new space in Junction. Join us on Thursday 11th November 2021, in person, or online by…

The series of Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up webinars are back. 

These webinars will help you plan how to raise investment for your business. About the WebinarsIn the webinars you will learn the key factors that make your business attractive to an investor. We will provide guidance on how to know when your product or service is ready to be pitched to investors. The importance of…

New NatWest Accelerator hub to open at University of Warwick  

A new and exciting collaboration between NatWest Business and the University of Warwick helping to empower entrepreneurs and business owners to grow and develop. First cohort being recruited First NatWest Accelerator on UK University Campus Programmes for High Growth, Fintech, and Purpose-led businesses  NatWest and the University of Warwick are opening a new business Accelerator hub on the University’s campus, with the focus on supporting and…

How Business Incubation helps Accelerate your Business Growth

Our Deep Tech entrepreneurs get access to leading university resources, and fantastic networks of mentors and investors who join them early on their journey. The Deep Tech Innovation Centre inspires, educates and incubates aspiring deep tech founders, who want to create a sustainable business built on data science, artificial intelligence or emerging technologies. Learn more…

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…

A Truly Sustainable Business Supported by Creative Futures

The Creative Futures Incubator supports the region’s creative businesses, helping each start-up harness the wealth of opportunities available to them. More about Creative Futures here "Every year 5 million tonnes of wrapping paper are sent to landfill sites around the UK!" Meet Jessie Danger, (pronounced: anger with a D) a woman on a mission to…