Bidding for Innovation Grants Clinic (For Members Only)

Wednesday 24th of October 2018 - 11:30

Bidding for Innovation Grants Clinic Session

Time: 11.30am - 3.30pm 

Hosts: Keith Dixon and Peter Lancaster

Many companies (large and small) seek to fund the development of innovative new products by applying for grants. Putting together a successful application is a challenge… but be careful what you wish for! A grant should help you develop your business and not distract from it.  Taking care to make sure there is a fit between your business aims, the scope of the grant, as well as the needs of any bidding partners is vital to writing a bid that wins the grant - and is a success for all stakeholders.

You might ask certain questions...

  • what are the sources of grants?
  • how do they select who receives them?
  • does the scope of a grant fit with the aims for your business?

Also, how do to put a bid together

  • why you should consider partnering on a bid; who with; and how that affects your approach?
  • how should the bid be shaped to address what assessors are looking for?
  • what are the lessons from experience?

The clinic will help you consider how to understand the value of a grant in developing your business - rather than distracting from it.  It will provide insight into the demands of finding and putting together a grant application which then benefits from an understanding of the needs of the grant provider and importantly, their assessor.

Places are limited so please email Charlotte Watson ( if you would like to attend.

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