The Thames Valley AI Hub works alongside the University of Reading and share their current coronavirus policies. The University have established a senior group to direct their response to the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 which will continue to be updated to reflect the change and development of the pandemic.

Our primary concern at this uncertain time is and will continue to be the safety and health of our community. You can read more about the University of Reading's coronavirus policy here.


Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community. Therefore until further notice, all of our scheduled and future events will be executed virtually. 

Please visit our events page to sign up to see what we have on next and how to sign up. Details on the webinars will be shared to all attendees in advance of the event date. 

Frontiers – Coronavirus Funding Monitor

Frontiers are providing a curated list of open funding calls and other support for researchers, non-profit organizations and commercial organizations, specifically for COVID-19 and coronavirus-related research.

This facility is updated daily and can be found here.

Berkshire Growth Hub

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is presenting businesses of all sizes with unprecedented challenges, but the Berkshire Growth Hub team are here to help your business through this challenging time.

More about the support from the Growth Hub can be found here.

Tech Nation

Not only are Tech Nation offering inspiring startup stories, how-to guides, data, and programme updates, but they are also offering frequently updated news around coronavirus support for businesses in your region. 

More about the support from Tech Nartion can be found here


UKRI are offering funding support opportunities for short-term project proposals addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

More about the support from UKRI can be found here


the .gov website is providing frequent updates to help support businesses and keep you informed of any government changes during this difficult and unprecedented time. 

More about the support from can be found here

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above or any other matters relating to our COVID-19 response and how this may affect you, please get in touch

What's Going On...

KTPs: Bridging the gap between Business and Academia

24th February 2021


Are you looking for an Academic partner to support your company to innovate and grow?

The KTP scheme enables a business to bring in new skills and the latest academic thinking to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project through a knowledge-based partnership.

At this event you’ll hear from 3 companies at different stages of their KTP who will explain why they committed to the programme, what they are looking to achieve and how these expectations are being met.

There will be plenty of time to ask questions and explore why a KTP could be right for you.

Online Webinar 

Find out more and register here.






UKRI Funding Leader Fellowship

You can apply for up to £1.5 million to support your research or innovation and develop your career through UKRI. 

The Future Leadership Fellowships enable businesses to develop the leadership potential of an employee through a challenging innovation or research projects. Funding is typically worth up to £1.5 million over four years to cover salaries and operational costs, but applicants may apply for more or less.

The closing date for applications is the 10th December (recurring). 

Read more about this on the UKRI site 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.