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

Innovate UK EDGE

Innovate UK EDGE

Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth. It complements Innovate UK project funding with intensive, specialist-led support for such ambitious businesses.

You can find out more about Innovate UK EDGE here.

 

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Peer Networks Programme 2021

Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub has announced it will run a second peer-to-peer networking programme for Berkshire businesses following the success of last year’s pilot.

Part of the Government’s Peer Networks initiative, the free programme will bring together diverse cohorts of business leaders to discuss business challenges and opportunities. Delivered through a series of six high impact group sessions with a trained facilitator, business owners will share experiences, discuss common issues and identify practical solutions to overcome them. The programme aims to help SMEs create a trusted local support network, accelerate growth and improve productivity.

For more details and to register your interest click here.

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The Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

The tech sector is currently responsible for 1 in 10 UK job vacancies, however there is continued disparity in representation and venture capital investment for underrepresented groups. 

As such, Tech Nation are delighted to launch the Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit, a guide for tech founders and their employees to help them build more diverse and inclusive businesses, and provide equal opportunities for everyone aspiring to work in UK tech.

For more details click here.

Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22

Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation 2021/22 competition aims to get more women with excellent ideas innovating within UK businesses.

At least 20 female entrepreneurs will be awarded a cash injection of £50K each, and recieve a bespoke package of business support, coaching and mentoring.

The  competition is open for applications. Click here to find out more about the eligibility criteria, the application proccess, and timeline.