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Digital Business Meet-Up

>Thu, 6 Dec, London

>Thu, 7 Feb, London

Innovators looking for support to help grow their business are invited t join us at our monthly informal information and networking event in London. The session is designed to support digital companies and help them learn more about the Innovate UK family including the Digital Catapult and KTN as well as other organisations that have opportunities and support for UK based businesses across all sectors.

Register for Thursday 6 December, London

Register for Thursday 7 February, London

Grant Writing Breakfast Briefings

>Wed, 23 Jan, Exeter
>Tue, 5 Feb, Southampton
>Wed, 20 Feb, Cardiff

Learn how to to write a compelling grant application to make you stand out from the crowd.

What makes a successful grant application?

How can you make sure your application stands out from the crowd and delivers a competitive business case?

When applying for a grant, it often requires a significant investment of time to put forward a compelling case. Yet grants can be a real enabler in realising your innovative ideas and supporting business growth.

The new series of free Grant Writing Briefings are designed to give you the knowledge to write a compelling grant application and answer any questions afterwards in our drop-in surgery.

The workshops are delivered by SETsquared, in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and will help delegates understand why particular questions are asked plus how to effectively structure information clearly and concisely for Innovate UK applications, as well as other grant programmes.

Register for 23 January

Register for 5 February

Register for 20 February

China Intellectual Property Workshop Roadshow

Are you looking to collaborate with companies in China? We soon expect an Innovate UK funding call, as part of the UK China Flagship Challenge Fund. In preparation, the UK Intellectual Property Office is holding a China Intellectual Property Roadshow run by Tom Duke, the UK IP Attaché to China. Based in the British Embassy Beijing, Tom supports hundreds of UK companies each year to protect and enforce IP in China. The workshops touch upon aspects such as exporting, manufacturing, investment, collaborative research, technology licensing and creative collaboration. China IP Roadshow events are open to large and small business. The events cover all industry sectors and all major aspects of IP: patents, trade marks, designs, copyright and trade secrets. All events are free of charge.

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Robotics and Photonics in Horizon 2020

> 25 Oct | Information and Consortia Building Event Robotics Funding, London
> 29 Oct | Information and Consortia Building Event Photonics Funding, London
> 30 Oct | Information and Consortia Building Event Photonics Funding, London

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network are hosting events in London and Glasgow to explore Horizon 2020 robotics and photonics funding. The total budget for robotics calls is worth €132m. Delegates can expect:

  • pointers and tips on achieving success in Horizon 2020
  • valuable insights on topics around transport to be funded by the EU in 2019
  • an overview of the support available locally and nationally to develop applications
  • brokerage sessions throughout the day
  • consortium building and proposal development on specific call topics

Attendees will hear from the UK National Contact Point (NCP) about the development of the Horizon 2020 2018-2020 work programme and the forthcoming 2019 call topics, as well as some guidance on dos and don’ts for proposal preparation.

Robotics funding | Register for 25th October in London

Photonics funding | Register for 29th October in London Photonics funding

Register for 30th October in Glasgow

Submissions of papers – Journal ‘Sensors’ focusing on IoT for Precision Agriculture

Submissions are being invited to a special edition of the international journal Sensors, focusing on the ‘Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture”. The special issue of Sensors, a peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and technology of sensors and biosensors, will seek to capture the latest innovations relevant to the development and adoption of precision agriculture.  The journal is being guest edited by academics at the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which which Agri-EPI Centre collaborates.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  •        Intelligent Sensing Technologies
  •        Data Architectures and Management
  •        Edge Computing
  •        Network and Communications Technologies
  •        IoT Platform Integration
  •        Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  •        Emerging Applications/Services and Cloud Analytics
  •        Information Visualisation
  •        Security, Privacy and Trust
  •        Inter-Operability and Standards
  •        Emerging Business Models

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2019.

For further information, click here.

STFC Bridging for Innovators Agri-Food Roadshow

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) are inviting agriculture, food and drink companies to join them at their Agri-Food Roadshow event on Wednesday 14 November 2018 at Harper Adams University in Newport, Shropshire.

STFC operates a number of the leading UK science facilities offering research and development access to commercial users and can provide advanced experimental and computational tools to address challenges in all aspects of the agriculture, food production and packaging supply chain.

Companies who partner with STFC to solve challenges can obtain free access to STFC’s facilities to get a fresh perspective on difficult product, manufacturing or process performance issues, with the potential to achieve ground-breaking innovations.

This event offers agri-food companies a unique opportunity to discuss their productivity and competitiveness challenges with STFC experts and learn about a total of £8 million available to support free access to STFC equipment, expertise and analysis of experimental data collected from the facilities through the Bridging for Innovators (B4I) Programme.

Who should attend?
This event is primarily aimed at companies who need to overcome challenging problems that restrict their potential productivity and competitiveness:

  • Problem holders and those looking to overcome issues limiting the productivity of their organisation
  • Organisation technical leads
  • Organisation decision makers

Why should you attend?
This free one-day event will offer you the opportunity to:

  • learn about funding opportunities
  • talk to the coordinators of STFC’s B4I funding scheme
  • discuss your challenge with world leading scientists and identify potential projects with STFC experts
  • understand how to access leading edge research infrastructure with advanced experimental and computational tools
  • take part in the facility tour at Harper Adams University, including the Dairy Crest Innovation Centre, Poultry and Crop & Environment Research Centres
  • network with other agri-food companies

What is on offer?
The Bridging for Innovators (B4I) programme supports UK industry to access STFC’s large-scale laboratories with key experimental and computational capabilities. Agri-food projects that have leveraged the advanced experimental and computational tools available through STFC’s facilities include:

  • non-destructive testing to determine product quality
  • portable measurement of beverage quality
  • investigating the microstructures of food products
  • using drones to gather multispectral image data to measure crop quality
  • remote sensing and monitoring for agriculture
  • interpreting large datasets to drive decision making and forecasting

Event details at a glance
What: STFC Bridging for Innovators Agri-Food Roadshow
When: Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 09:30 – 17:30
Where: Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB

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