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Support for Innovation Workshop

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A series of one day workshops about government support for business R&D and innovation.

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A series of one day workshops about government support for business R&D and innovation are being organised over the next few months for small and medium sized enterprises and their professional advisers.

Areas covered include:

  • using the world-class level of R&D tax credit relief to invest more in your R&D
  • planning for the reduced (10%) rate of corporation tax on profits attributable to patents
  • using R&D grants available
  • networking with your peers in R&D
  • utilising government procurement opportunities for your R&D
  • maximising the value of intellectual property for competitive advantage
  • using design to add value and help your business grow

Each session will be led by a representative from the relevant delivery body, and will allow ample time for Q&As. The day is supported by manned stands.

The government hopes that one of the outcomes of the workshops will be to increase take-up of R&D tax credits by companies in sectors in which claims are low such as agri-food and also the energy and water industries. The government would also like to increase awareness that R&D tax credit claims can be made for design work where this involves R&D.

The workshops are organized by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Dates and venues

Details, including a link to the booking site, are below:

Please Note: A light lunch will be provided. If you have any food allergies that you would like us to be aware of please forward this information separately to andrew.culley@bis.gsi.gov.uk

Disabled access: if you have any special requirements please forward this information separately to andrew.culley@bis.gsi.gov.uk

MIDLANDS

January 16,

Birmingham Science Park Aston Ltd,

FW 8a, Faraday Wharf,

Holt Street Birmingham, B7 4BB

Places available: 120

View map and Directions Parking: basement car park, charges ₤5/car book at Business Events Finder

NORTH EAST

January 30

Newcastle

Bewick Hall

Newcastle City Library

33 New Bridge St West

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX

Places available: 120

View map: located in central Newcastle close to metro, national rail and bus links.

Parking: there are around 10,000 parking places within five minutes walk. Note: this workshop is presented as part of the Newcastle Business and IP Centre programme of activities. book at Business Events Finder

NORTH WEST

February 13 STFC Daresbury Laboratory

Lecture Theatre

Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus

Warrington

WA4 4AD

Places available: 120

View map Parking: Free, but names of all attendees have to be provided in advance book at Business Events Finder

SOLENT and SOUTH

February 20

The Coach House

Chilworth Manor Hotel,

Chilworth Southampton SO16 7PT.

Places available: 120

View map Parking: ample, free parking. book at Business Events Finder

WALES

March 6

Zen Room

ATRiuM

Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries

University of Glamorgan

Adam Street

Cardiff

Wales

CF24 2FN

Places avaliable: 70

Note: A representitive of the Welsh Government will discuss SMARTCymru RD&I Funding.

The nearest rail station is Cardiff Queen Street however Cardiff Central Station is also within walking distance.

Parking There is a large car park opposite ATRiuM Building on Adam Street more information and driving directions

Booking

A link to the booking site will be made available shortly. This workshop is being organised by BIS and HMRC together with the Welsh Government in partnership with the University of Glamorgan

SCOTLAND

March 20

Eden Court

Bishop’s Road

Inverness IV3 5SA

Further information including a link to the booking site will be made available shortly. This workshop is being organised by BIS and HMRC together with the Scottish Government

Agenda

09.30 Registration and manned stalls open

10:00 Welcome

10.10 Introduction by BIS

10.20 HMRC Presentation - R&D tax credits scheme / Patent box

11.10 Coffee/ networking and chance to visit manned stands

11.40 Technology Strategy Board Presentation - Supports available and how to access them including: Grants and net-working

12:20 Intellectual Property Office Presentation - Supports available to protect and maximise value from intellectual property

13:00 Design Council - Presentation - how design can add value / Designing Demand programme.

13:40 Concluding comments

13:45 Lunch - plus opportunity to network and visit manned stands

14:50 Close

Business in You

The workshops are part of the Business in You campaign – a partnership between private enterprise and government to highlight support for start-ups and growing businesses and encourage entrepreneurial spirit. Further information at the Business in You website

Published 14 December 2012
Last updated 3 January 2013 + full page history
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