Rotherham briefing advises tech companies on how to win share of £25 million fund

By Gareth Dennison | 03/10/2017

Rotherham briefing advises tech companies on how to win share of £25 million fund
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DIGITAL and tech companies learned how to access a £25 million cash fund at a briefing hosted by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

They heard how the public money is available to focus on robots, cyber security and satellite data, among other innovations.

The Emerging and Enabling Technologies briefing was led by Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network, two Government agencies tasked with driving new tech in post-Brexit Britain.

Innovate digital lead Matt Sansam said: “Competition for funding is fierce, so it is important for people to get to these briefings if they want to improve their chances of success.

“The projects have to show they will add real value to the productivity and growth of small and medium-sized enterprises and provide value for money for the taxpayer.”

Peter Hopton, founder of Rotherham tech firm Iceotope, which has won three million euros in EU funding, said: “Sheffield City Region-based companies have some of the best technologies in the world. 

“It’s wonderful to network and present to assist in the securing of additional funding to develop and promote their technologies.”

Michael Faulks, technical director of Sheffield cyber security specialists Ioetec, said the event on September 19 gave him valuable insights in how best to access funding.

He added: “We are very successful in the intelligence sector, but we are also looking at innovative ways we can work with advanced manufacturers to ensure that cyber security is built into their systems and processes right from the start.”

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