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Breakfast Networking: Funding for Innovative SMEs (a Cambridge Network event)

28 September 2017

This fast-paced seminar brings together experts in the fields of commercial, grant and IP leveraged funding, to talk about valuable funding mechanisms that innovative SMEs can use to fuel their innovation activities.

Speakers include Jumpstart, GCGP and JA Kemp. Our speakers offer different aspects of funding for your business, and will provide an interactive platform for you to gain a solid understanding of the support available.

During this hands-on session you will:
  • Find out about R&D tax credits and how they can support the growth of your business
  • Find out how IP valuations can help with seeking investment
  • Find out about innovation loans
  • Network with like-minded business founders


08:00am - Registration and networking over coffee and bacon rolls

08:30am -  Speakers:

  • David Clark, High Growth Manager, Barclays
  • Andy Bentham, Partner, Patent Attorney, JA Kemp
  • Joe Watson, Signpost 2 Grow Navigator, Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
  • Sandy Findlay, Partner Manager, Jumpstart

09:45am - Further networking and a chance to follow up with the speakers

10:30am - Event closes

To attend


Any Cambridge Network member may attend, with the focus of the meeting being on members with under 50 staff. There is a small charge of £15+VAT for members to attend. Please register by visiting our event page. Please log in first using the link at the top of our website where you should be recognised as a current member.

Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £25+VAT, or they may wish to join for £50+VAT and come along to many other networking events for free and breakfast events at the member rate. If you wish to attend this event as a non-member, you will need to register as a user here to be able to complete the registration process.

In order to cover our costs for these meetings we will have to charge members £15 / head to confirm your attendance. Please note that the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.

Venue: Hauser Forum, 3 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0GT

Register here.