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Enabling Innovation: access to finance

18 May, 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Local small and medium organisations from are invited to get involved with the new Enabling Innovation programme.  Join us at the Mansfield i-centre for a morning workshop outlining local funding opportunities SMEs and how you can access them.

The agenda

Refreshments will be served from 8:30am with the presentations commencing at 9am.  David Harper from NTU will deliver the welcome.  Following on, David Smith of Oxford Innovation will deliver a short talk on ‘Writing a Successful Funding Bid’.  You will then be introduced to the various avenues of funding to help support your business.  These include:

  • Access to Finance for SMEs – John O’Donnell, D2N2 Access to Finance Manager
  • Invest to Grow – Mark Wheddon, University of Derby
  • The N2 Scheme – Speaker TBC
  • The Midlands Engine Investment Fund – Lewis Stringer, British Business Bank

In addition, the workshop will also allow delegates the opportunity to discover more about Nottingham Trent University’s Enabling Innovation offer.  Find out more here.

Further information and registration

Not only is this event FREE but it will also include refreshments and a chance to network with other guests.  For more information on this event, please contact the Enabling Innovation team at NTU.

Whilst this event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. Register now.  Furthermore, in order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme.  This  supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


Nottingham Trent University


Mansfield i-centre
Oakham Business Park, Hamilton Way
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 5BR United Kingdom
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