Category: Financeinvestment

Theresa May Announces £2.5 Billion British Patient Capital Fund to Invest in Innovative UK Firms
The Government wants UK technology companies to benefit from public funding and greater access to talent and data. In response to this desire, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a range of measures designed to boost the tech sector at the 2018 London Tech Week. Among the measures set out is the British Patient Capital (BCP) Fund.To find out more, click here

Funding Project: WHE-STORVAL  (Waste HEat Recovery, STOrage and VAlorization) [provisional]
University of Picardie, are looking for funding partners. This project is about Specific objective 2.1 Increase the development and uptake of existing or new low-carbon technologies in the sectors that have the highest potential for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. They are looking for potential partners defined as: Professional organisation in the field of energy, SMEs with experience in waste heat recovery and energy efficiency, Industries and industrial areas as heat producers or end-users, Councils with interest in energy transition plan, Universities/R&D centres with research activities related to the above topics. Please contact Dr M. CHADLI on mchadli20@gmail.com or email Agi Musset Interreg facilitator on –agi.musset@norfolk.gov.uk

Start date: October 2018

Deadline: Spring 2023


Project: ResponsiblE pharMacy practicE anD societY (REMEDY)
University of Portsmouth, UK are looking for funding partners. This project is about Specific Objective 3.2 - Enhance and protect coastal and transitional water ecosystems “pioneer utilising the role of the pharmacist to manage the impact of pharmaceuticals on the environment.”  They are looking for potential partners defined as: Universities, research institutes, professional pharmacy organisations, commercial pharmacy organisations, pharmacy businesses, organisations involved in environmental toxicology, socioeconomic aspects of health and illness, public health and antimicrobial resistance. Please telephone Helena Herrera of University of Portsmouth on 00(44)2392845665 or email Christelle Pereira - Interreg facilitator on christelle.pereira@norfolk.gov.uk  

Start date: October 2018

Deadline: Spring 2023


Young Opportunities in Heart of the South West LEP area (OC16S18P1151)

Call to run a project to support young people to access good quality careers and employment avoiding NEET status in Heart of the South West LEP area.  To find out more and to register click here

Deadline: 8 November 2018


Skills in Employment in Heart of the South West LEP area (OC16S18P1152)

Call to run a project to offer employed individuals the opportunity to progress their skills in Heart of the South West LEP area. To find out more and to register click here

Deadline: 8 November 2018


Shaping Future Skills Provision in Heart of the South West LEP area (OC16S18P1153)

Call to run a project to enhance the labour market relevance of skills provision in Heart of the South West LEP area. To find out more and to register click here

Deadline: 8 November 2018


Get a game-changing idea to market: apply for an innovation loan

Businesses with innovative late-stage projects can apply for a loan of up to £1 million to help secure future growth and commercial success. To find out more about this Innovate Uk competition and to apply, click here

Deadline: 14 November 2018


Innovate UK Announces Upcoming Open Grant Funding Competition: Round Three

The vision of Innovate UK (IUK) is to help the UK economy grow over and above other nations by inspiring and supporting pioneering UK businesses to create the industries of the future. IUK's Open Grant Funding Competition is designed to help businesses develop cutting-edge ideas for innovative new products and services that could have an economic impact on the UK economy. To find out more and to register, click here

Competition will open on 24 September 2018 and will end on 14 November 2018


Energy Catalyst round 6: transforming energy access

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million to address the need for clean, affordable and secure energy in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. To find out more and to register, click here

Competition opened on 20 August 2018 and will end on 21 November 2018


Production Innovation for Immersive Content Competition launches 1 October
The next phase of the Audience of the Future Challenge sees the launch of  a new R&D fund, Production Innovation for Immersive Content. Up to £8m is available for business-led R&D projects that enable immersive content to be created faster, more efficiently or in new ways, and which improve significantly on the current ‘state-of-the-art’ in the field. To find out more and to apply, click here

Competition opened on Monday 1 October and will end on Wednesday 28 November 2018


Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme

Subsidised broadband installation for businesses in the UK that cannot access an affordable broadband service with a speed of at least 2MB per second. For the online application form, click here. To view the Grantfinder website click here

Deadline: 31 December 2018


Horizon 2020 Live longer, better, healthier: new innovation funding
£300 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund will support our ageing population, with opportunities for businesses and researchers to work together. Find out more, click here

Deadline: Ongoing


Low Energy Offices - Interreg France (Channel) England funding programme
The project idea is to develop and demonstrate cost-effective solutions to achieving retrofits of multi-storey commercial buildings that achieve substantial carbon reductions of 60%> through a whole-building solution.  The project will, for the first time, demonstrate the Energiesprong approach in the office environment. To find out more, click here

Deadline: Ongoing


Grants for charities to develop websites and Facebook advertising
Transform Foundation aims to encourage investment in digital technologies, skills and marketing in the charity sector. Offering grants to charities (with annual revenue between £350,000 and £30million) to develop websites and advertise through Facebook. Find out more, click here

Deadline: Ongoing


Horizon 2020: EU Research Programme
EU funding for large-scale, international collaborative research projects. New work programme for 2018-2020: UK businesses, universities, public bodies, charities and healthcare providers can still participate. Find out more, click here

Deadline: Ongoing


Government Promotes Agri-tech Revolution with £90m for Transforming Food Production
UK businesses can make connections and find out about £90 million of investment to improve food and farming, as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Find out more, click here


€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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