Turbocharge Your Innovation and Scale-up Your Business

Event Date: Tuesday April 24, 2018
Event Time: 9am- 1pm
Event Venue: Hethel Innovation, Hethel Engineering Centre Chapman Way Hethel, Norwich, NR14 8FB

The New Anglia Growth Hub, together with Enterprise Europe Network and the Knowledge Transfer Network are hosting a free half day masterclass aimed at growing companies or have potential to grow, are using or developing new technology or investing in research and innovation.

At this event, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the funding and grants landscape
  • Explore what’s available in the UK and Europe to help exploit market opportunities,
  • Learn how to write a good application to ensure highest chance of success,
  • Hear first-hand about the benefits and experiences from local businesses
  • Discover free 121 application support available prior to submission
  • Develop your firm’s capacity to commercialise and scale-up
  • Expand you knowledge of progression of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme.

This is a rare opportunity not to be missed and thanks to European Regional Development Fund support, this event is free to attend. Tea, coffee and breakfast sandwiches will be supplied, to help fuel your mind and body. Spaces are limited, so early booking is advised. One representative per company please.


  • Arrival and networking
  • The Innovation Funding Landscape
  • Funding opportunities and participation criteria
  • How to prepare a good proposal
  • Experiences of local SMEs
  • The new Innovate UK support process and next steps
  • Developing capacity to commercialise and scale up.

    To book your place please click HERE


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The Team

Katie Snell

Having worked within the property department for 9 years, I have had the pleasure of working within the majority of the Nwes sites in the Norfolk and Waveney area. For the last 2.5 years I have been based at OrbisEnergy and more recently as Senior Coordinator overlooking the renewable hub and team.

Devon Mills

Devon has joined the team at OrbisEnergy as an Administration Coordinator in November 2014 and more recently a Centre Coordinator in January 2016. Having previously worked within various customer service roles she is pleased to be able to apply her skills and knowledge to her position at OrbisEnergy.

She is keen to build a strong understanding within the Offshore Renewable industry, whilst being able to develop a good mind for business and sales.

Johnathan Reynolds

Johnathan is responsible for all aspects of business and supply chain development for the flagship innovation and incubation centre for offshore renewables in the east of England, OrbisEnergy.

Matthew Holden

Matt’s role is Technical Support Manager, his main duty is leading the European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing Project (ECOWindS, www.ecowinds.eu) on behalf of Nwes. In addition to ECOWindS Matt’s role is provide support for the property team and to carry out specific project work.

John Balch

John is Managing Director of Nautilus, Director of Nwes and Hub Director of OrbisEnergy and Beacon Innovation Centre. He is a mechanical engineer and has broad experience gained over 40 years in the international offshore industry.

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