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Show Me The Money: Funding Innovation

A talk by Drew Currie
Head of Projects, Innovation Factory Cooperative

16 October 2020, 12:45 PM

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About this talk

You need sources of ‘Free Money’ grant funding & programme support

You want tips to avoid the common mistakes when applying for funding

You need contacts for proven grant writers and grant checkers

If you’re an entrepreneur, an SME, an academic, a social enterprise, or a startup needing help on where to go for support, this webinar is for you.

Hosted by:

The Innovation Factory Cooperative: A revolutionary collaborative entrepreneur-led business model. Reducing the barriers for startups and increasing business survivability, for entrepreneurs and companies, for profit and for purpose.

NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator: 12 national Accelerator hubs providing a fully-funded journey and you don’t have to be a NatWest customer to benefit. With our Business Builder supporting early-stage entrepreneurs to test and validate your business model.

The University of Birmingham, Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI): Bringing together leading multi-discipline experts. Our research supports the development of SME Life Sciences businesses, enabling you to bring your products to market quickly, at less cost and with reduced risk.

Drew Currie

Drew has a passion for supporting entrepreneurs and innovation wherever both can be found. For 2 years he has assisted entrepreneurs and SME’s in accessing over £1.2m of public and private sector grants, funding and programme support, including over £350k of Covid-19 support. Drew has secured over £200k of grant and in-kind funding for his own innovative pharmaceutical project. Currently working on his most ambitious project to date, ‘The Innovation Factory Cooperative.’ The aim is to reduce the 90% of entrepreneurs who fail. To reduce the emotional and financial distress this failure causes to the individual, the family and the economy. Drew is an entrepreneur, a business founder, a mentor at the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator and the Initiative for Social Enterprise and an Ambassador for Birmingham Tech Week.

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