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Event: Innovation and Collaboration for Small Businesses: Funding, Financing and Intellectual Property

These events are organised by the Centre for Global Eco Innovation. The Centre has already helped over 200 SMEs and we can support a further 35 companies for free, courtesy of Europe.


09.30 Registration and Refreshments

10.00 Welcome and Introduction to CGE Support– Michael Holroyd, Managing Director, Inventya

10.20 UK and EU funding and how to obtain it – Carmel Meredew, Commercial Director, Inventya

11.00 Coffee break & networking

11.30 Finance – Banks, Venture Capitalists and Business Angels (pros and cons) – Simon Walker, Stakeholder Manager, Innovus; Paul Humphray, Investment Director, MSIF

12.00 Protecting Intellectual Property (IPR, Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights) – Wilson Gunn

12.30 Lunch & networking

13.30 Close

Dates and Venues:

Thursday 4th June 2015 - Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ

Tuesday 9th June 2015 - Haydock Thistle, Penny Lane, Haydock, Merseyside WA11 9SG

Registration: Places are limited. Reserve yours now and avoid disappointment. Just email to reserve your place.

Find out at the event how your business can access free support including:

  • A supervised Research and Development project using specialist university laboratories and personnel worth c. 140 person hours - free
  • Market research & insight to find the market opportunities for your product or service - free
  • Expertise in Identifying and securing R&D funding for new product development - free
  • Business assessment and planning sessions - free
  • Introductions to potential investors, and like-minded businesses - free

Part-financed by European Regional Development Funds, the Centre brings together the expertise and resources of Lancaster University & the University of Liverpool together with the international commercialisation consultancy Inventya.

If you want to know more information about the event or about CGE then you can get in touch with Martin Andrews, Project Manager on 01925 607194 or alternatively you can email him on

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Fri 01 May 2015