17 Mar London West Innovation Network all set for its official launch at the Ealing and Hillingdon Grant Winners’ Networking Event
London West Innovation Network to be officially launched on the 28th of March, at the *invite only* networking event that will bring together their Innovation Grant Winners, a program LWIN coordinated with staff support from West London Business, and dignitaries including Seema Malhotra MP and other government representatives.
In 2022, London West Innovation Network with a staff team at West London Business was commissioned by the Boroughs of Ealing and Hillingdon to devise and manage a business support competition to deliver over £3million of grant funding to their SMEs to support accelerated growth and local employment.
The innovation funds: Ealing Pioneers Fund and Hillingdon Enterprises Fund, was part of the Government’s Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG), aimed at supporting businesses impacted by COVID-19, and was launched by the respective boroughs to deliver targeted innovators in their geography to boost economic growth and employment. The schemes designed to support innovation in products and services, provided grants to entrepreneurs, micro and small businesses to be used for testing, prototyping innovations, supporting adaptations and diversifications of products or services.
At the end of a rigorous and competitive application process, 34 diverse businesses were awarded grants totalling over £3 million aimed at delivering innovation from sectors including Health & Wellbeing, Creative & Media, Aviation & Logistics, Food & Drink.
This closed, invite-only, networking event will mark the official launch of a rebranded and updated London West Innovation Network. The evening will bring together all grant winners representing some of the most innovative minds in West London, for an evening of networking and celebration.