Looking for Technical Expertise, Knowledge and Resources to Drive Your Innovation?

Are you aware that you can engage and work with Universities to help test and develop your new products and services?

Enterprise Europe Network at Newable have launched an SME Innovation Journey Webinar Series, designed to offer in-depth guidance to help fast-track your business through the six stages of innovation. From idea generation, concept development, go to market strategies, to driving business growth and sales.

The 3rd stage of our Innovation Journey; Accessing Technical Expertise will explore the different options available for SMEs when developing a new product or service and those seeking to build in-house innovation capabilities. 

Why should you attend?

  • Explore how London-based Universities can engage and successfully work with you
  • Learn how to access technical resources and develop prototypes
  • Find out how you can work with Universities to address your technical project requirements
  • Learn about using a Government funded knowledge transfer programme to build your in-house innovation capability
  • Hear the innovation journey of a successful SME who worked with a top London University
  • Address your pain points with live Q&A with University representatives, innovative SME & innovation adviser
  • Discover other tools, support and resources available to help


Featured Trainers

Rizwan Aboo

Business Development Consultant, Employability and Placement Services, London South Bank University

  • Passionate careers professional, over 15 years’ experience in employability and 21 years’ experience of working with children and young adults. 
  • Work in partnership with STEM Schools (BEA, Engineering and Applied Sciences) to develop employment opportunities for graduates and students. 
  • Project manage the full cycle of careers fair and implemented LSBU's first ever Part-Time jobs fair, Engineering Employability Day and Built Environment and Architecture Conference 
  • I have supervised teams across the South of England whilst brokering placements, jobs and apprenticeships on a regional and national scale.
  • Implemented a local, regional and national employer engagement strategy to create a portfolio of regular employment options for service users.

Hai Le

Placements Adviser, Student Services, London South Bank University

  • Hair has been in his role for 15 months and graduated from LSBU in 2013 with a Sports & Exercise Science Degree.
  • Offering placement support to students, delivering talks and webinars, 1-2-1 appointments and to deal with all placement related administration.
  • Responsible for rolling out InPlace (online placement software) for the first time at the University, moving placement admin away from paper based forms to an online centralised system.

Andrew Murphy

Business Development Manager, School of Engineering and School of Arts and Creative Industries, London South Bank University

  • Assist companies to gain access to university expertise and innovation, predominantly through grant-funded mechanisms (including KTP, InnovateUK etc).
  • Supports academics forming university spin-outs.
  • Andrew's academic background is in Biomedical engineering.
  • Andrew worked in forming the Dublin Innovation District, a €1+ billion university-led development in Dublin’s docklands and at Enterprise Ireland in Boston, MA (the Irish equivalent of the Dept of International Trade) helping Irish Medtech and Pharma enterprises gain strong positions in the US market.

Minesh Patel

Founder and CEO, Amplifi

SME Success Story

  • 25+ years as a senior marketer, growing global businesses across multiple sectors (architecture, healthcare, technology, media etc) and territories, building pioneering digital solutions and growing audiences.
  • Entrepreneurial and startup, leading an innovative early stage FinTech start up (with FAC direct innovation support) which is redesigning and redefining how a bank customer engages with complex information.

Robert Holdway

Innovation Director, Co-Innovate Journeys

  • Professor Robert Holdway FRSA FIEMA – Co-Innovate Innovation Director. 
  • Professor Associate, at Brunel University London School of Engineering Design & Physical Sciences and Director of award winning environmental and innovation consultancy Giraffe Innovation Ltd.
  • Award-winning designer, over 24 years professional experience - industrial designer, innovation consultant and sustainability professional working on new product development, eco-design and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • He has worked with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline, DELL, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, BT, Unilever, the United Nations Population Fund and many smaller companies.

Natalie Gough

Programme Manager: KTP and Enterprise Secondments, UCL Innovation & Enterprise

  • Manages UCL’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme portfolio, part-funded by Innovate UK and Enterprise Secondments funded by the EPSRC.
  • The KTP scheme offers a co-funded mechanism - academics and industry partners can work together on research for mutual benefit.
  • Scope potential KTP projects for businesses, develops funding applications for this Innovate UK scheme, and manage the post-award process.
  • Collaborates with industry for real world impact, strategic business innovation and growth
  • Worked within start-ups and SMEs

Who is this event for?

If you are an ambitious London-based small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) looking to develop new products or services, join us at this event to access technical expertise, knowledge and resources that will teach you methods to re-frame problems and find solutions.


What's next?

To secure your place for 16 July Accessing Technical Expertise, simply click the Apply here button on this page.  

Only 20 places are available per webinar and it is FREE to attend..

Due to high demand, our application process is highly selective - we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible to help secure your place. 


The Innovation Journey Webinar Series 

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The webinar was amazing to plan your business future"  

Webinar Attendee | Enhance Your Sales Tools, May 2020



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