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Innovation Funding for SMEs event


10 May 2023


13:30 – 15:30


University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ


Centre for Research into Environmental Science & Technology (CREST) and Catax

Innovation Funding for SMEs event CREST

The Event

Come along to discover how you can be financially supported with innovation and developments happening in your organisation. Catax will share how you could claim Research & Development Tax Credits (R&D tax relief) for your business, and will update on the changes occurring in April 2023.

R&D tax relief is awarded to businesses that invest in innovation. This innovation can be in the form of developing new systems, processes, products, materials, devices, or any changes to the way your business works. The chances are your business is doing R&D without even realising – it’s not just for people in white lab coats!

Catax can also support with grant funding, which may be needed pre innovation. Any business investing time and resources into innovative R&D in the UK has the ability to apply for and access UK/EU grant funding. This can be a time consuming process so Catax speed up the process of identifying and applying for the correct grants.

This is an opportunity to hear from both the experts and people who have claimed tax relief. You will have the chance to ask questions specific to your organisation. There will also be an opportunity to speak to the CREST team about free expert and academic support for developing new products or services in your business.

  • 1:30 pm Arrival and introduction from CREST
  • 1:40pm Grant funding for projects with CATAX expert
  • 2:10pm Q&A and discussion
  • 2:30pm Break: tea, coffee and networking
  • 2:40pm Post-innovation funding, R&D tax credits with CATAX expert
  • 3:10pm Q&A and discussion
  • 3:30 pm CREST Close

The speakers: Uzair Ishtiaq & Chris Parkhurst

Part-funded by the ERDF, CREST@UCS offers free support to SMEs in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin for R&I into environmental science, management, and technology.

Catax are experts in specialist areas of tax relief, including Capital Allowances, Research & Development (R&D), Remediation of Contaminated Land and the Patent Box, and Grants Services. With over 14 years of experience, they have identified nearly half a billion pounds in tax benefits for clients to date. Their average client benefit is £84,000 per client per claim.


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