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The Innovation Birmingham Campus explained & grants for local companies

July 26, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Faraday Wharf

Innovation Birmingham Campus

Holt Street

Birmingham Science Park Aston

Birmingham B7 4BB

8:00am Registration, networking, tea/coffee & breakfast sandwiches/pastries

8:30am Presentation on ‘the Innovation Birmingham Campus explained’ by Dr David Hardman MBE, CEO of Innovation Birmingham

8:55am Presentation on ‘how local SMEs can access grant funding’ by Suresh Patel, Business Enterprise Manager, Birmingham City Council

9:20am Q&A, followed by further tea/coffee

10:00am Close

Birmingham Science Park Aston’s Innovation Birmingham Campus was launched on 1st May 2013 in order to drive and expand the city’s burgeoning tech start-up community. Dr David Hardman MBE, CEO of Innovation Birmingham will deliver a presentation on the Campus’ vision, covering:

  • An update on the £35m Digital Plaza development plans
  • How the growth of the tech sector is intrinsically aligned with Birmingham’s Smart City aspirations.
  • The opportunities derived by Birmingham’s scale and skills base
  • Why tech companies should actively relocating to Birmingham

The second part of this event will focus on three initiatives that can provide grant funding to local SMEs, which are; the Start-up Loans scheme, the Business Development Programme, and Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP’s Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme. Suresh Patel, Business Enterprise Manager at Birmingham City Council will deliver a presentation covering:

  • Which companies are eligible for each funding programme
  • The types of projects and outcomes that each programme is seeking to support
  • How to submit a grant application
  • Timings and key contacts


This is a free event, with tickets allocated on a first come first served basis. Capacity is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience. 


July 26, 2013
8:00 am - 10:00 am