How to connect with the University of Reading

TVAI Hub is proud to be part of the University of Reading. The University offer many different routes for collaboration, including access to their cutting-edge facilities, award-winning research, Academics, and student placemement and internships to name a few.

The best way to explore routes of collaboration with University of Reading is to contact the Knowledge Transfer Centre via their Front Door Initiative.

KTC3As a team, the KTC's Front Door Initiative aims to provide an easy route into the University for anyone interested in working with them and accessing their research. The centre provide high-levels of service and support to enable partners to develop collaborations via a range of mechanisms and funding opportunities, and focus on helping companies grow and increase their competitiveness.

Contacting the Knowledge Transfer Centre is easy via email or via their web submission page

 

Berkshire Business Growth Hub

Growth Hub

The Berkshire Business Growth Hub offer impartial business advice, specialist support programmes and a range of events for businesses in Berkshire—all free of charge. These services are not just aimed at established businesses with ambitious growth plans, but also new start-ups, scale-ups, and entrepreneurs looking to turn their ideas into a business. 

You can find out more about the Business Growth Hub here

Scale Up Berkshire

Scale Up Berkshire

ScaleUp Berkshire is an exclusive programme offering rapidly scaling businesses the opportunity to access to some of the region’s top business leaders, independent advice, peer networking events and specialist scale-up resources and services. All with the aim of helping you to scale your business faster.

You can find out more about Scale Up Berkshire here

What's Going On...

Data Science: Where Do I Start?

30th September 2020 
18:00 - 19:00

Data Science: Where Do I Start? will cover a recent journey in building a data science skill set highlighting the useful resources available and the pitfalls to avoid. You will also learn about Data Science Bootcamps, and also a whole load of other resources available online to support aspiring Data Scientists.

Location: 
Online Webinar 

Find out more and register here.

R&D Grant Funding through Innovate UK

21st October 2020 
10:00-11:30am 

If you’re a technology or innovation based small or mid-sized business planning to develop new products, processes or technology services, this briefing will help you learn more about what grants are available, are they right for you & how to apply for them?

Save time by hearing from someone who knows the ropes and helps organisations like yours apply for a share of £millions of financial support that’s available from Innovate for the development of world-class technologies.

Sarah Werts and Carol McAnally from the University of Reading, will help you navigate your way through the innovation funding ecosystem. In their presentation, they will share their knowledge of the InnovateUK grant funding landscape, including Smart Grants, loans, KTPs, Catapults, Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and offer hints and tips on how to write a good application to increase your chances of securing such funding for your own business. They will also describe some of the ways you can work with the university to help your business thrive.

Location: 
Online Webinar 

Find out more and register here.

 

 

 

 

 

KTN Funding Opportunities

The KTN are offering frequently updated news regarding business funding in the UK. This includes collaborative funding, knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP), SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative), grant funding, competitions, and innovation loans. 

Find more about the KTN's current funding opportunities here.