22 May 2017

Funding competition: investment accelerator pilot

UK businesses can apply for a share of £8.5 million to fund feasibility studies in infrastructure systems or health and life sciences. This is a pilot programme for Innovate UK. It provides simultaneous grant funding and venture capital investment for early stage projects led by UK companies. Up to £3 million of grant funding and…

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22 May 2017

The iNet: Rolling Call for Collaborative R&D project proposals

  The iNet is seeking SME-led R&D projects or Feasibility Study projects from any technology, engineering or industrial area involving collaboration with at least one UK-based HEI/Research Institute. The aim of this call is to assist the industrial and research communities to work together to stimulate innovation. Submission deadlines: Noon, 15th day of each month…

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15 May 2017

Cyber-attack ransomeware – protect yourself now!

Since the global coordinated ransomware attack, on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday, the weekend has been quiet, but there are expected to be more cases reported as we start a new working week. These attacks, that compromise machines and networks, may have already occurred but not yet…

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15 May 2017

Digital Growth Programme Tender Opportunities – Consultancy Support

As you may be aware the ERDF part-funded Digital Growth programme is being delivered in Leicestershire, and aims to offer bespoke and structured support to encourage organisations with real growth aspirations to explore and introduce new and emerging digital technology-based business models to drive performance. In order to fulfil the goals of the programmes, East…

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12 May 2017

Liberis Business Cash Advance

Liberis help small businesses obtain funding with a straightforward product called a Business Cash Advance, based on future credit and debit card sales. Liberis are backed by the British Business Bank, so its customers have the added reassurance of dealing with a lender supported by the UK Government. Liberis can advance a business anything from…

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10 May 2017

Funding competition: investment accelerator pilot

UK businesses can apply for a share of £8.5 million to fund feasibility studies in infrastructure systems or health and life sciences. This is a pilot programme for Innovate UK. It provides simultaneous grant funding and venture capital investment for early stage projects led by UK companies. Up to £3 million of grant funding and…

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10 May 2017

Invitation to Tender for Supply Chain/Market Assessment panel

The iNet is establishing a panel of suitably qualified consultants who are able to demonstrate the required sector knowledge and contacts to supply specialist consultancy to LLEP-based SMEs in the priority sectors: Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Creative Industries Food & Drink Manufacturing Textiles Manufacturing Logistics & Distribution Low Carbon It should be noted that the…

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10 May 2017

WMG SME Group Summer Internships 2017 – Call for Projects

Open call for WMG SME Group Summer Internships. What’s on offer? 8 week full time summer internship, starting early July until the end of August 50% of intern costs funded by WMG (intern paid national living wage – £10.14 per hour including holiday pay) SME accesses WMG supervisor and equipment as well as talented student/graduate Administration…

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05 May 2017

Innovate UK: Funding Competition for Manufacturing & Materials Round 3

From Monday 8 May UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to work on innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials. innovate UK will look to fund projects that focus on identified technical or commercial challenges. These should lead to increased productivity, competitiveness and growth for UK small and medium-sized enterprises…

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04 May 2017

Twentisphere podcast

On Wednesday 22 March 2017, Derby Arena played host to VentureFest East Midlands – a one day regional business growth event, designed to connect innovators, investors and entrepreneurs. During the day, host Carl Benfield spoke to some of those involved. He recorded sixteen short conversations, which have been aired across two episodes of the Twentisphere…

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