Find out vital information about innovation loans and how to develop a clear and compelling application. 

Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Enterprise Europe Network are hosting a briefing event for Innovate UK’s second Open innovation loans competition which is currently open for application.

 About the competition

Innovate UK is running a pilot programme of loan competition. A total of up to £50 million is available for business innovation projects. Innovate UK is working to broaden the range of innovation finance support available to  businesses, so they can access funding at all stages of innovation.

Innovation loans are  for UK small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that want to scale up and grow through innovation, developing new or improved products, processes or services. They can be used for late-stage research and development
(R&D) projects, which have not yet reached the point of commercialisation.


  • 9:30am Coffee & Registration
  • 10am Innovation loans overview: presentation from Innovate UK
  • 10:45am Financing growth through innovation: panel discussion including the Enterprise Europe Network and local members of the innovation ecosystem
  • 11:45am How to write a compelling project application: presentation from the Knowledge Transfer Network
  • 12:15pm Our approach to credit: presentation from Innovate UK Loans Ltd
  • 12:45pm  Taking on an innovation loan: case study from a successful borrower
  • 1pm Networking Lunch
  • 2pm Optional 1-2-1 or group discussions with innovation loans team, KTN, EEN and local innovation ecosystem members
  • 3:30pm Event Close

To register your attendance for this event, please follow the link on the right hand side.