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Fund your Business – Finance and Funding for Innovative SMEs

When and Where

  • Date: 15 April 2021
  • Start & End Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Online

Address: Online

Event Details

In these uncertain times it is more important than ever for SMEs to understand the support that is available to stabilise the business and enable continued growth through innovation.

This event will give an overview of the support available in the Midlands region from both the public and private sectors and how to apply, with the opportunity to ask questions and connect with an expert after the session to discuss your individual circumstances. The event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams.

You will hear from representatives from Innovate UK Edge, who help innovative SME’s to grow and scale, the British Business Bank who have been at the forefront of assisting companies to navigate the government’s COVID-19 financial packages, and finally, TBAT Innovation who are experts in research and development tax credits which provide a cash injection or reduction in corporation tax on completion of R&D activity.

This event is brought to you by Aerospace Unlocking Potential (UP) which aims to support the aerospace supply chain in the Midlands by helping to unlock its innovation potential. The project is being delivered by the University of Nottingham and the Midlands Aerospace Alliance and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


  • 13:00: Introduction
  • 13:05 – 13:30: Aerospace Unlocking Potential – Lisa Brewer, Business Development Officer, University of Nottingham
  • 13:30 – 13:50: Innovation and Growth Support for SME’s – Mark Heal and Paul Edwards, Innovation and Growth Advisers, Innovate UK Edge
  • 13:50 – 14:10: Support from British Business Bank – Lewis Stringer, Senior Manager, UK Network Team, British Business Bank
  • 14:10 – 14:30: Research and Development Tax Credits – Ian Davie, Senior Consultant, TBAT Innovation
  • 14:30 – 14:50: Q&A
  • 15:00: Close
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