Category: funding,Investment,Finance

£10,000 Start-up Challenge Business Competition to Invest into Young Entrepreneurs
The Start-up Challenge Business Competition has been established to support aspiring entrepreneurs aged 16-30 years old. It offers participants an opportunity to win up to £10,000 of investment to start their own business or grow an existing one. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 17 December 2017

Tech for Good to Run for a Third Time

The funding is for projects at any stage of development, with solid user-centred research, a clear problem to address, and a compelling digital solution to achieving this. The technology may be simple or cutting edge. The funding is for new products and services that can be shared with the wider not-for-profit sector. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 20 December 2017

Pearse Lyons Accelerator Re-opens with Investment Opportunity for Agritech Start-ups

The funding provider, Alltech, will allocate €15,000 to five companies to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses throughout the programme. Upon completing the accelerator, start-ups may pitch for equity investment. Successful businesses will also receive 'perks' that are valued at over €300,000. Find out more, click here

Deadline: 22 December 2017

£2 Million Building Thermal Efficiency Innovation Fund

BEIS funding supports, through capital grants, the development and demonstration of innovative technologies, processes and business models that can be widely deployed to improve the thermal efficiency of existing UK buildings. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 2 January 2018

UK Announces £10 Million Innovation Loans Infrastructure Systems Funding Competition for UK SMEs

Loans are being provided to UK SME businesses to commercialise innovative technologies in infrastructure systems projects. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 10 January 2018

DEFRA £50K Competition Launched to Boost Food & Drink Business Innovation

The winners will be those who demonstrate their ideas are novel, achievable and support business growth. The money will allow food producers to invest in a range of innovative projects, such as reducing the use of water in growing vegetables, and creating new business opportunities. To find out more, click here

Deadline: 12 January 2018

Government Announces £3 Million Fund to Develop New Airport Screening Innovations

The competition is looking for proposals to improve the ability of preventing explosives, hidden within electrical items in passenger baggage, from being taken on board an aircraft. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 17 January 2018

John Brabourne Awards Accepting Applications from Up-and-Coming Film and TV Talent

£15,000 awards available to successful applicants to benefit from professional support and talent development from The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF). The CTBF Grants cover production and development finance, post production and festival distribution, living and travel expenses, childcare, tuition fees, short training programmes and secondments. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 31 January 2018

Innovate UK Announces £19M Sector Competitions in Manufacturing and Infrastructure Systems

Funded projects will target opportunities that offer significant changes in productivity and cutting-edge innovations. The competition has two strands: a manufacturing and materials strand, and an infrastructure systems strand. Find out more, click here

Deadline: 31 January 2018

€2.7 Billion in H2020 Research Funding for Information and Communication Technologies

The 2018-2020 Industrial Leadership Information and Communication Technologies (LEIT) Work Programme covers ICT technology in a comprehensive way, covering technologies for Digitising European Industry, HPC, Big Data and Cloud, 5G and Next Generation Internet. Find out more, click here

£21m to boost UK’s world-class tech sector and spread the benefits across the country 

The UK’s world-leading tech sector will go from strength-to-strength after plans unveiled today set out a £21 million investment to create a new national network of regional tech hubs in areas across the country, including Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Birmingham.  Find out more, click here



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