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The University of Manchester & GrantTree: Equity free funding for Infrastructure Systems, Smart Cities, Energy & IoT

The difference between funded start-ups and scale-ups often comes down to the decision of VCs, angels and specialist financiers. Yet one of the less well known, and often the most valuable financing options for Research and Development businesses is grant funding.

Join MSP in partnership with the University of Manchester and GrantTree in exploring the realities of accessing this equity-free funding. A series of workshops and office hours, will provide attendees with a realistic account of government funding for Infrastructure Systems businesses, all designed to coincide with the major grant calls in the UK.

With the latest Infrastructure Systems call set to be released in January, participants will leave with actionable advice on their eligibility for an application and the following key areas:

  • What Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships really look for in your technical development.
  • What a partnership and/or consortium means; accessing larger pools of funding through collaboration.
  • What specialist expertise can be accessed through the University of Manchester and MSP.
  • What are match funding requirements.
  • How to cash flow a grant funded project.
  • How to position your project to create an effective pitch.

Who should attend

  • Organisations developing innovative solutions in the following areas should consider making an application:
  • Smart infrastructure.
  • Energy systems.
  • Nuclear fission.
  • Offshore wind.
  • Connected Transport.
  • Urban Living & Smart Cities.

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12:30pm - 12:40pm:
The Infrastructure Systems funding programme: The technical nitty gritty and specific competition R&D themes. Will Cooper, GrantTree, Grants Specialist.

12:40 - 1:00pm:
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and The University of Manchester. Accessing funding and expertise in Infrastructure Systems. Saq Rasbul, University of Manchester, SME & KE Manager.

1:00 - 1:20 pm:
Innovate UK funding for Infrastructure Systems businesses. What you need to know to succeed. Will Cooper, GrantTree, Grants Specialist.

1:30 - 5:00pm:
Office Hours: one on one specialist advice.

GrantTree will be conducting office hours with each of the attendees. Unpicking your project on a one-to-one basis, providing an overview of the eligibility of an application.

If you are interested in also booking onto one of the 1:1 sessions, please email elisse.grady@mspl.co.uk to arrange a suitable time slot.

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