R&D Workshops at The Leather Market near London Bridge – How to Fund and Launch New Products and Services

Thursday 18th January 2018

The Leather Market, Weston Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3ER

2.15pm to 5:45pm

The Workshop Sessions are free to Workspace customers and Club Workspace Members. Non-Workspace customers may access the Workshops Sessions for £125(+VAT)

Workshop attendees are invited to attend the Evening Seminar for networking drinks, canapes and a panel debate at Clerkenwell Workshops in Islington from 18:00 to 20:30 “Can UK SMEs become leaders in Innovation, Research and Development?” Find out more here.

Are you an organisation looking to profit from the launch of new products and services? If so, you are already in the business of R&D, and this is a day aimed at helping you to achieve commercial success.

This is a unique opportunity to better understand how to focus on R&D, source Commercial Finance, access Grant Funding, benefit from Tax Credits, protect your Investment and achieve a profitable launch.

The day will suit a range of different business, including:

  • Pre-Revenue, but with an exciting proposition in development
  • Post launch, but with more finance required to fully commercialise the Opportunity created
  • Existing businesses with the potential for “spinning out” a new proposition that requires investment.

The Workshop Sessions

These will be intense, rewarding, sessions, run by leading specialists. We encourage sharing of ideas and challenges between attendees, something that can be continued during the refreshment break and at the evening seminar.

The sessions will cover:

  • Sourcing specialist commercial finance
  • Accessing Grants and similar funding
  • How to process R&D tax credits
  • How to account for R&D
  • Spinning out new opportunities from your core business
  • Protecting your IP – from both competitors and potential partners
  • Commercial Strategies for launching new products and services
  • Access to Government Agencies that can provide support

The Workshop Sessions are all delivered by leading experts, and we include a list of some of those involved at the bottom of this page.

Experts participating in Workshops

Carl Jaffer and Ian Sellman – Directors and Co-Founders, M3 Partners. M3 Partners assist and support businesses and start-ups with tax benefits and incentives that they may be entitled to.

Haydn Walker – Business Outreach Manager at the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The Business Outreach team at the IPO supports growth and innovation in the UK by informing and educating UK business on the importance of intellectual property (IP) rights.

Julia May, Norman Wiggins and Mark Graves from May Figures – specialists in Research & Development Tax Credits, Patent Box Taxation & Technology Start-ups.

Kweku Ackom-Mensah from GrantTree - GrantTree helps innovative UK-based companies to access funding without giving up equity.

Gary Jesson from EFM - EFM is a nationwide team of Finance Directors and Business Advisors.

Edward Simpson from The Legal Director (TLD) - The Legal Director are specialist in-house lawyers providing part-time legal directors for businesses across the UK.