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Innovate UK Emerging and Enabling Technologies Competition Round 3 briefing event

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15m* in innovative projects in Emerging and Enabling Technologies and up to £10m for Knowledge Transfer Partnership.

Technologies within Emerging and Enabling Technologies include:

• Emerging technologies - defined as technologies that are progressing in, or have recently emerged from, the research base

• Digital - such as cyber security and the internet of things

• Enabling technologies - such as Electronics, Sensors and Photonics (ESP) & Robotics and Autonomous Systems

• Space Applications

Applying these technologies across ALL sectors, the aim is to increase competitiveness for UK small and medium sized enterprises.

*The scope for this competition has yet to be confirmed, but is likely to be similar to the second round of funding. The competition opens on 4th September 2017.

This event will benefit businesses of all sizes (micro, small, medium and large) as well as academics, researchers and local authorities.

The main briefing event will take place on 12th September in London which will also be available online. There will then be regional events as follows:


10:00 Registration
10:15 Welcome & Introduction – Gary Campbell, Sector Development Manager, Strategy, Invest NI
10:30 Emerging & Enabling Technologies Competition (Round 3) – Jon Hazel, Innovate UK
11:10 How the KTN Can Help – Dr. Mark Littlewood, Head of Emerging Technologies & Industries, KTN & Joel Ferguson, Knowledge Transfer Partnership, KTN
11:30 Networking Break
12:00 Centre for Secure IT (CSIT@QUB) – Gavin McWilliams, Director of Eng
12:20 A NI Company Perspective - Aiden Flynn, Exploristics
12:40 Enterprise Europe Network – Claire Griffin
12:50 Networking Lunch


Directions to ECIT from the SSE Arena.

Upon arriving at the Northern Ireland Science Park, guests should collect a ticket and proceed through a barriers (Catalyst Inc.) then take the first right, and first barrier on the right is ECIT Institute, please press intercom for access. There is access for 20 cars in this car park.

Afterwards any cars will be advised to use the overflow car park, go past the ECIT building and the overflow car park is straight ahead.

Please hand your parking ticket in at the registration desk, and collect a validated parking ticket before you leave.


If you have already registered for this event, you can view your registration details from the Booked Events page

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E C I T Building,

Channel Commercial Park,

Queens Road,


United Kingdom