Organised by: Exeter Network for Art and Creative Technology (ENACT)
Date: Mon 24th January 2022
Time: 12:00 to 14:00
Location: Online event

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We're delighted to be joined in the studio by Emma Powell from Air Giants, Daniel Whiston from the Ufi VocTech Trust, Graham Heydon from Heydon Innovation, and Joanne Evans from the University of Exeter.

Air Giants create huge, emotionally expressive soft robotic creatures and spaces. Emma will bring one or two of the these creations for us to see in action. She'll tell us a little bit about the skills in the team, from puppetry to robotics and be available to answer your questions.

We'll also have lightning talks and Q&A sessions from 3 industry experts:
* R&D Tax Relief by Graham Heydon
* The Ufi VocTech Trust Seed Grants programme by Daniel Whiston
* The Innovate UK Smart Grants programme by Joanne Evans.


12.00 - Welcome
12.15 - Funding talks from our 3 industry experts
12.45 - Surgery/q&a time
13.15 - Coffee & networking break
13.30 - Air Giants
14.00 - Finish

This event will take place on Zoom. A BSL interpreter will be present, and automated transcriptions will be available.
You do not need to share your video or microphone, but there will be opportunities to submit questions and chat with our advisors.

Get your voice heard:

We're working with the University of Exeter who are doing some research funded by Nesta's Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre that will help us build evidence to attract funding for creative industries companies in Devon and Cornwall. We'll be discussing this in the session, but feel free to fill it in before the event: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7ZZTCZQ

About our experts:

Graham is a Chartered Tax Adviser who specialises in R&D tax relief. He has helped hundreds of innovative companies claim R&D tax relief, generating a total benefit in excess of £15M for his clients. Graham delivers excellent results by combining a genuine interest in his clients work with a professional and efficient approach.

Ufi is a long-term champion of the power of technology to improve skills for work, deploying grants for early-stage ideas since 2014 across areas as diverse as health and social care, retail, manufacturing, automotive and much more. Daniel will tell us about the current seed grants available and how you can apply.

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. Joanne will give you some tips and tricks on how to navigate these grants.