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...

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.

Online Webinar 

Find out more and register here.

R&D Grant Funding through Innovate UK

21st October 2020 

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.

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.