Finance and Funding for Future Growth

Join the Internet of Caring Things® as we respond to the need of companies for information on finance, funding and investment.

Our North of Tyne companies, be they start-ups or those with new products/services already on the market, very quickly realise they need investment from a variety of sources such as family & friends, crowdfunding to angel/VC investment.

Our speakers will discuss how important investment is, the pros and cons of the various routes to investment, and what you could be claiming.

Attendees will benefit from top tips for pitching to investors and the chance to hear directly from investment companies and funding organisations, who will share what they want to see from companies pitching to them.

• Chris Jones - Innovate UK Edge – Angel Investment & Pitchability • Tom Hillier - CPI Enterprises - VC Investment • Thomas O'Neil - Northstar Ventures – Sweat Equity and Investment

We will also discuss the value of Intellectual Property; It’s not just protection of your idea, it’s also a valuable asset. We will also discuss how just about every company can benefit from R&D Tax Credits. We will finish our event by talking about seeking and applying for funding.

  • Carl Brown - Innovate UK EDGE – Intellectual Property
  • Ian Cruickshank - CATAX - R&D Tax Credits
  • Natasha Newell - CPI Bids team – Top tips for funding applications

Please note :

This is a fully funded workshop and is only open to eligible, new to IoCT™ Programme companies based in the North of Tyne region and IoCT™ Cluster Members.

This event is brought to you by the Internet of Caring Things® programme

Your personal data will be stored securely in line with regulations set out under GDPR. Registration data may be shared with essential programme and event partners or the funder for the purpose of the IoCT™ programme and evaluation.

If you have any questions about the event or are interested in learning more about the Internet of Caring Things® programme, please contact:

About the Internet of Caring Things® programme

The Internet of Caring Things® is a network of connected devices and services with a clear mission: to actively care for people – their physical and mental well-being – and what really matters to them – such as leisure, safety and security, pets, planet, sustainability and connecting with family and friends.

A £5.6 million pound project running through to 2027, the Internet of Caring Things® programme is delivered by U.K. National Innovation Centre Ageing (NICA), VOICE® and Centre of Process Innovation (CPI) to support economic growth and improve the health and wellbeing of those living and working in the North of Tyne. Together we are developing the first network of connected objects and cognitive systems with a clear mission: to actively care for people and what matters to them.

This project is part-funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and Newcastle University, in partnership with Centre of Process Innovation (CPI).

The North of Tyne Combined Authority is a partnership of three local authorities: Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, and Northumberland County Council and the North of Tyne Elected Mayor. Find out more at:

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