8:00 – 10:00am Thursday, 25 May 2017 at AFRC, University of Strathclyde, Renfrew

It’s our very great pleasure to invite you to the launch of a rather special initiative.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) will be announcing details of a major funding programme for UK SMEs.

This latest initiative follows the success of a pilot programme in 2016 involving the IET and the Manufacturing Technology Centre, one of HVMC’s seven centres, which attracted over 40 SME applications for healthcare solutions inspired by Horizontal InnovationTm.

We would very much welcome your attendance and do hope you will be able to join us for a special breakfast presentation taking place on Thursday, 25 May 2017 at the Advance Forming Research Centre (AFRC), University of Strathclyde, Inchinnan, Renfrew, PA4 9LJ.

Registration will start at 7:30am with the event scheduled to start at 8:00am followed by Q&A and refreshments; the event will close at 10am.
  • Be among the first to hear about the seven sectors selected for 2017.

  • Hear from Professor Sam Turner, HVMC’s Chief Technology Officer talking about the prospects for this second, expanded tranche of funding, £50,000 for the selected application in each of the seven sectors.

  • Find out about the application process, the types of applications sought and the opportunities for SMEs.

I do hope you’ll be able to join us on Thursday, 25 May; to secure your place RSVP to events@afrc.org.uk at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely


Robert Heaton