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Access to finance and support for innovative businesses

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with GC Business Angels and Inventya/Innovate UK/EEN, is organising an Access to Finance and Support for Innovative Businesses event to highlight the funding network and business support available in Greater Manchester for businesses, especially in the innovative sector.

This event is being run within the framework of a European funded project designed to support businesses and innovation in the blue economy. The Funding Atlantic Network for Blue Economy Technology Transfer (FAN-BEST) project focuses on the blue economy and its opportunities. It is part of the Interreg Atlantic Area programme and aims to develop a support network to encourage innovation in the sector. For more information, please see here.

Although with a slight focus on the Blue Economy, this event is open to businesses in all sectors.


10:00 – 10:15: GMCC Welcome and Introduction to the FANBEST project and activities.

10:15 – 10:30: Inventya/Innovate UK/EEN – Innovation support programmes and future funds available

10:30 – 10:45: GC Business Angels – The funding landscape

10:45 – 10:55: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce – Chamber Finance Finder

10:55 – 11:15: Case Study – Experience in innovation and access to finance (in the Blue Economy sector)

11:15 – 11:30: Q&A Discussion

11:30: Close

Register in advance for this meeting via zoom.