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29 Nov 2022 / 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Funding Your Innovation



Jo Derbyshire from Inventya will be joining James Bedford on the 29th of November between 12.00 – 13.15 to discuss how to fund your innovation. The workshop will help “de-mystify” grant funding and explore the use of tax credits, topics will include:

  • Finding Grants
  • Bid Writing
  • R&D Tax Credits

An entrepreneur in her own right, Jo has supported hundreds of companies over the last 3 decades in their innovation journeys. With a background in law, Jo is an Intellectual Property protection and commercialisation expert. She has spun out 30+ innovation-based companies, built and managed three University based business incubators and two science parks, and latterly, developed her own grant writing company, which in 2021 joined the Inventya Group where she is Director of Grants & Tenders along with being Head of Business Development.


  • Welcome & Introduction to the Digital Cluster from James Bedford
  • Funding your Innovation with Grant Funding and Tax Credits
  • Fireside Chat James Bedford & Jo Derbyshire from Inventya
  • Q+A

If you require any further information about the event, please contact James Bedford, Digital Cluster Manager at or the events team at

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