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Profiting By Design - Innovate Local

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Business Support event


Learn about the Open Funding programme from Innovate UK available to any business across any sector, with regular funding rounds, each of circa £20M.

Discover how to Profit from Design, meet others to explore potential partnerships.
Innovate UK and Nottingham Trent University, are hosting, “Profiting by Design”.
Take part in a unique “Designathon” that will help you profit from design.

We will also be promoting local agency funding opportunities and support services.

Who should attend?:

Business that want to develop new leading edge products processes and systems that will increase their profits and help them grow.


Delegates can expect:

  • Pointers and tips on achieving success in Innovate UK funding
  • Valuable insights from previous Innovate UK funding winners
  • An update on the Industrial Strategy Challenge Funding
  • An overview of the support available locally and nationally to develop applications
  • Brokerage sessions included as part of the day



  • Hear from the Director of the Innovate UK Open Programme.
  • Be inspired by success stories from previous winners of funding.
  • Get tips and insight into what makes a winning application.



  • Informal networking during breaks throughout the day.
  • Book 1-to-1 meetings with the Growth Hubs, KTN, EEN.


Event Schedule:

09:15 Registration: networking and access to Exhibition

09.45 – Official Welcome

10:30 – Keynote Speech: Paul Mason- Innovate UK Open Programme

10:50 – Panel – Success from Design

10:10 – Introductory Case Studies on Profiting by Design

11:00 – Case Studies
Panel Discussion & Q&A

11:30 – Morning Break: networking and Exhibition

12:00 – Keynote Speech: Prof Peter Ford (Impacting Business by Design)

12:20 – Panel Discussion/Q&A

12:40 – Case Studies
Panel Discussion/ Q&A

13:00 – Lunch: networking and access to Exhibition and optional Surgeries.)

14:00 – Afternoon Parallel Sessions:
Room A) NTU Impacting Business by Design
Room B) KTN Grants.
Room C) EEN- Innovate 2 Succeed
Room D) KTPs and Working with Universities
Room E) Growth Hubs

15:00 Break: networking and access to Exhibition

15:15 Designathon: Fun, fast design Challenge – a chance to develop practical skills and help solve an industrial strategy grand challenge (Nottingham Civic Exchange).

17:00 Close

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