Tees Valley Innovation Accelerator – Funded support to bring new products and services to market.
TIA offers fully funded innovation development support for SMEs in the Tees Valley and surrounding area. It is suitable for companies who are focused on innovation and new product development, and are seeking to leverage public funding to help realise their ambitions.
Support, from partners TWI and Teesside University, for participating companies includes bringing together a consortium of experts to work with you on developing your concept and taking it to market, guidance on writing proposals for public grant funding bids, assistance with key enabling technologies to realise a prototype of your idea, and provision of facilities for manufacturing.
Date & Time: Wednesday 10 June at 2pm
14:00: Welcome and Introduction to the Tees Valley Innovation Accelerator Innovation Network- Dr Abbas Mohimi, Head of Public Funding, TWI Ltd (Chair)
14:10: Importance of the support for SMEs in the Tees Valley area by Ben Houchen, Mayor of the Tees Valley
14:20: TWI Innovation Network Support for SMEs- Dr Tat-Hean Gan, Director of Innovation and Skills, TWI Ltd
14:30: Teesside University support for SMEs- Prof Zulfiqur Ali, Innovation Partnership Director, Teesside University
1. Gareth Fletcher, Technology Manager, Tees Valley Combined Authority
2. Pete Stirling, CEO, STL Tech Ltd
3. Jamil Kanfoud, Head of Brunel Innovation Centre, Brunel University London
4. Laurence Robinson, Technology Innovation Manager, TWI Ltd