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Wednesday 19 June 2024

12:00pm - 14:00pm

STEAMhouse, Belmont Works, Cardigan St, Birmingham B4 7RQ

An interactive session helping SMEs to navigate the ever-changing funding landscape.

Lunch & Learn: Funding your Innovation – Wednesday 19th June – 12Noon

In our upcoming Lunch and Learn session, we will be joined by TBAT Innovation for an engaging presentation featuring expert Ian Davie, Senior Consultant. Join us for an insightful discussion on navigating the ever-involving landscape of Funding your Innovation.

During the session, Ian will explore various topics to include:

Prepare to be inspired as Ian shares real-world examples and actionable strategies to fuel your innovation journey. But it doesn’t end there — seize the opportunity to engage directly with Ian during the Q&A session and gain personalised advice tailored to your business aspirations.

Join us and discover the keys to unlocking unprecedented growth and success for your business!

About the Facilitator

Ian Davie, Senior R&D Tax Consultant, TBAT Innovation Ltd, a seasoned Senior R&D Tax Consultant, boasts over 7 years of dedicated service at TBAT Innovation. With a wealth of experience rooted in the manufacturing sector, Ian’s professional journey ignited at Rolls-Royce, supported by sponsorship for his Mechanical Engineering degree. Ian’s unwavering commitment revolves around securing R&D tax credits and grants while delivering indispensable advice and top-tier consultancy services to our esteemed TBAT clients.



STEAMhouse Forward is fully-funded by the UK government through the UKSPF (UK Shared Prosperity Fund) supporting Birmingham & Solihull businesses to innovate, collaborate and grow.  The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local initiatives by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit Application forms are now open to all Birmingham and Solihull businesses to innovation, collaborate and grow via this link


Birmingham City University’s (BCU) STEAMhouse also proudly offers funded memberships to local digital SMEs through the Barclays Eagle Labs Ecosystem Partnership Programme called Digital Direction. This collaboration aims to fuel growth and innovation within the region for digital industry by providing exclusive access to resources, events, and mentoring opportunities.

Successful applicants gain entry to STEAMhouse’s Digital Labs, equipped with cutting-edge technology and business and industry mentors to facilitate hands-on experimentation and skill development. Supported by Barclays Eagle Labs, the Digital Direction initiative fosters a collaborative environment, driving digital innovation and creating valuable opportunities for local entrepreneurs and graduates. Find out about applying for Digital Direction via this link