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Access to Finance for Innovators

Oxfordshire Greentech

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 from 09:00 to 17:30 (BST)

Access to Finance for Innovators

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Non-SME organisation 1d 10h 11m Free  
SME organisation   more info 1d 10h 11m Free  

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Access to finance for Innovative SMEs from across sectors, focusing on Space, Health, Energy and Cleantech and held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on Harwell Campus.


Join the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Oxfordshire Greentech in collaboration with the Cambridge Cleantech for an incisive and informative day on the key issue of access to finance for SMEs, as part of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) ERDF programme. Focused on innovators from across the Space, Health, Energy and Cleantech  sectors, held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on the Harwell Campus.

This event will bring together innovative SMEs, investors and academics.

The day will start with a range of experienced investors including; business angels, corporate investors and public sector grants specialists, followed by dynamic pitches from local SMEs looking for future investment. In the afternoon there will be a range of inspiring speakers exploring top tips for applying for funding and an interactive business-2-business networking session.


A detailed agenda is provided below:

09:00 - Registration, networking and refreshments 
09:45 - Introduction & welcome by host STFC
09:50 - Introduction to Oxfordshire Greentech 
10:00  - Investor presentations:

  • Low Carbon Hub 
  • Oxford Innovation Network (OION) 
  • European Space Agency 
  • Defence & Security Accelerator 

11:00 - Q & A and Plenary Session
11:15  - Coffee Break
11:40 - Investor presentations

  • OxLEP
  • Seraphim Capital 
  • UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund
  • Innovate UK 

12:40 - Q & A Plenary Session 
12:55 Lunch Break
13:45 SMEs profile & promotion pitches 
14:15 Q & A Plenary Session 
14:30 Oxfordshire Greentech 
14:40 Said Business School Start-up Mentor
14:55 Longwall Venture Capital 
15:10 Afternoon Tea Break
15:30 Business 2 Busines meeting (facilitiated) and networking opportunities
17:30 CLOSE


Please note that the workshop is part-funded by European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) as part of Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme. Further details on this can be found here.

Upon registering for this event you will see two ticket types; SMEs and non-SMEs please do select which ticket best represents your organsiation. An SME (Small to Medium Enterprise) will typically be employing fewer than 250 people with an annual turnover of less than 50 million Euros.               

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund and Cherwell District Council

Do you have questions about Access to Finance for Innovators? Contact Oxfordshire Greentech

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Science & Technology Facilities Council
Rutherford Appleton Lab, Pickavance Theatre
OX11 0QX
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 from 09:00 to 17:30 (BST)

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