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Advanced Technologies Networking Event

  • Bristol & Bath Science Park Dirac Crescent Bristol, England, BS16 United Kingdom (map)
Advanced Technologies Network event

The Advanced Technologies Network creates opportunities for ambitious businesses and established global leaders to connect and engage on game-changing collaborative research and development projects.

At these events you will:

  • learn about upcoming R&D funding calls and opportunities to partner with SMEs and academic researchers

  • get exclusive access to support for high-value bid development and proposal writing

  • make valuable industry connections

  • tap into the benefits of the SETsquared Scale-Up Programme which is supporting 280 innovative SMEs to grow quickly by accessing public and private investment

Who should attend?

  • SMEs from the automotive, aerospace & maritime sectors

  • SMEs that are part of the supply chain for the above sectors

  • Academic researchers with technologies relevant to these sectors

  • OEM and Corporates in the automotive and related sectors

The first event is being held on Friday 27th September 2019, Bristol & Bath Science Park, 9am-1.30pm

This event is the first in a series of regular regional workshops that will aim to assist in developing/securing multi-million-pound collaborative R&D awards for University and SME/OEM partners introduced and developed by the network. Project participation will embed prospective partners in a dynamic innovation supply chain, with the added potential to build new types of relationships with OEMs, as well as with their tier 1- 3 suppliers.  

Involvement potentially opens up significant opportunities for SMEs, of all sizes, to scale-up quickly and achieve growth. This growth could be enhanced through access to SETsquared programmes and resources, which could include help in raising vital funding to underpin and feed future success. 

This first workshop will focus on current calls from, amongst others, the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC14) and Innovate UK and will introduce an exciting new initiative from the Financial Times.


9.30am: Welcome & Introduction from Brian Prescott, Entrepreneur in Residence, SETsquared Bath.

9.35am: Opening from Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent at Financial Times: “The Future of the Car”

9.50am: Panel Discussion facilitated by John McNicol with audience Q&A

Panel contributors: Gavin Edwards - Programme Director, IAAPS; Andrew Rostron – Business Development Manager for Advanced Technologies, Prodrive; Prof Chris Brace - Automotive Propulsion & Deputy Director of the Powertrain Vehicle Research Centre, University of Bath; Simon Jones – Technical Director, Hieta Technologies.

10.25am: Round up from Brian Prescott, ERDF Hubs and Colin Stakem, SETsquared Scale-Up Programme, to summarise funding opportunities and the Future of the Car selection process.

10.30am: Coffee / Networking

11am-1.30pm: Workshop grouping and speed networking to include a working lunch


For more information and to register your attendance to this free event please click the link below

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