Do you have an idea to innovate your business, but not sure where to find funding? Are you already investing in research and new technologies, but looking to maximise your return?

We are running a series of free webinars with a team of leading specialists to give horticulture, food and drink businesses the practical knowledge to secure investment for innovation.

If you’re curious about crowdfunding, or veering towards venture capitalists, our team of business support specialists will give you the tools and know-how to succeed.

Our Business Innovation Masterclasses will also show you how you can make your innovation pay, from understanding research and development tax credits, to protecting your intellectual property.

There will be an opportunity to book free 1:1 clinics with the experts, as well as network with other businesses taking part. You will also be able to speak to our Innovation Growth Managers about our grants, mentoring and Food Accelerator programmes.

 

Upcoming Business Innovation Masterclasses:

Can You Trademark Flavour? Understanding Intellectual Property

Investing in the Green Food Revolution – How to Make Your R&D Innovation Pay

Backing the Food Revolution: How to Make the Business Case for Funding Sustainable Innovation

  • In collaboration with HSBC
  • Date to be confirmed

How to Pitch Novel Horticultural, Food & Drink Initiatives to Venture Capitalists

How to Crowdfund Your Food & Drink Business Growth

  • In collaboration with Pemberton Cripps Greenish (Business lawyers & solicitors for individuals & families | Kent and London offices
  • Date to be confirmed

The webinars are open to businesses in the horticulture or plant-based food and drink sector and enabling technologies, based in Kent and Medway.

“Difficulty accessing funding is one of the main reasons businesses cite for not investing in research or new technologies. We want to help companies understand how to get the capital they need to drive sustainable innovation and to help make that investment pay back” Dr. Nikki Harrison, Programme Director for Growing Kent & Medway.