Innovate UK KTN Skills discussion on supporting skills and talent within SMEs

  • 10:00, 13 Dec 22 - 11:30, 9 Feb 23
  • Virtual, Virtual
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Innovate UK KTN would like to offer members of their network the opportunity to participate in our upcoming cross-sectoral skills policy roundtable series, which aims to understand the skills challenges and opportunities facing SMEs - including attracting, hiring, retaining and training R&D talent - and how Government policy can help address these.  Skills related issues are one of the main barriers to innovation in the UK. Your participation in this discussion will help inform Innovate UK and the wider government on how they can best support SMEs on this critical issue. 

About the Event

The roundtables will take place virtually and will be attended by Innovate UK and  Government policymakers. The first roundtable will be held in December with two further sessions in January and February next year. The findings will then feed into a series of Innovate uk KTN thought leadership reports aiming to influence policy. 

Please complete their Expression of Interest in order to register your interest to attend one or more of the sessions. This form helps guarantee a balanced representation of voices across sectors and geography in each discussion.

The topics that will be covered in the roundtables are the following:

  • Opportunities and challenges to addressing SMEs skills gaps (13th December 2022)
  • Attracting STEM graduates towards STEM careers, barriers and possibilities (19th January 2023)
  • Barriers to training and upskilling R&D staff for SMEs and how to address them (9th February 2023)


Register your Expression of Interest!