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Big opportunities for small firms: government set to spend £1 in every £3 with small businesses

Matt Hancock, the Minister for the Cabinet Office has announced an ambitious new target to get more small businesses working on central government contracts; £1 in every £3 government spends will be with small businesses by 2020.

How to Make a Pitch to Win a Contract in the UK and Europe

Your business is doing well, but you really need this new contract to grow.
Do you dread the moment you will have to give your 10 min pitch to win a contract? Attend this workshop on Tuesday 15 September at St John’s Innovation Centre if you want to leave knowing how to prepare, present and win a specific contract.

SJIC News Round-up: International Visitors June 2015

June proved to be a busy time for St John’s Innovation Centre and in particular, for MD David Gill, who met with international visitors from no less than seven countries.

Credit where it’s due: ESRC Angel Research Award

Serendipity can work wonders. Visiting the University of Southampton some 20 years ago, I was introduced to Colin Mason. He explained angel investment to me, at which point a large penny dropped very loudly in my mind: not just seed funding in amounts below the level at which institutional investors operate, but intelligent seed funding … from people who’ve been there and done that.

ON Helix: Translational research conference for the life science sector

One Nucleus’ conference, ON Helix will inform delegates of how to turn early stage inventions and ideas into innovative health treatments. It will present the business environment, funding, scientific and clinical research excellence of the UK, forming a unique knowledge-sharing environment between academia and industry.

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