Subsea Expo

The voice of the UK subsea industry

Securing Funding for Innovation

Securing Funding for Innovation

19 November 2020
Venue: Webinar




This event has now concluded.

Delegates joined Subsea UK and Scottish Enterprise on the 19th November to hear about their recently launched programme of practical support and workshops to help underwater engineering companies secure funding for research and development and innovation.

Funding from UKRI (UK Research and Innovation is worth around £6billion per year but in many cases, subsea companies are missing out on securing funding support because they don't know it exists or they believe the process for applying is too complex.

This free webinar discussed:
  • Funding calls available for subsea companies including Innovate UK, European Space Agency, Defence and Security Accelerator, Eurostars
  • How to find partners for projects and funding call
  • Case studies
  • Available support
  • Events
  • Next workshops in series - the programme approach

Speakers



Craig Moir has a varied background in engineering including systems engineering in defence, business software and development of photonic devices for telecoms. Latterly, Craig worked on structural monitoring for O&G which involved work on risers and platforms before moving onto business development, mainly supporting work in the Texas area. Originally trained in physics with a PhD involving optically interconnected computing, Craig has always been interested in how innovative technology is developed and how it can be translated to the market. For the last 3 years he has been working at Scottish Enterprise as part of the Enterprise Europe Network team helping innovative companies access funding and find worldwide partners for their projects.



Jayne Codling is the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) sector lead for Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing and works across the South West of the UK. EEN is a fully funded international business support programme funded by the European Commission and Innovate UK. It operates in 65 countries through 600 organisations and 17 sector groups and is a key part of Innovate UKs delivery. Sector groups are broad and include Maritime Industries and Services. Jayne is a member of this global sector group. Through a team of sector specialists, innovation and international advisers, the network advisers deliver value added tailored support to help clients grow internationally, access new markets, develop innovation strategies, find international partners and access finance and European funding. Within the network engagement takes place with a variety of organisations including SMEs, corporates, universities and local authorities. Jayne has been in this role for nearly three years and is involved in a number of clusters and networks that operate within these sectors and also geographies.  Jayne is a voluntary member of  the Dorset LEP Business Strategy and Inward Investment Committee.