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£19m Funding Opportunity from Innovate UK for Health and Life Sciences and KTPs

£19m Funding Opportunity from Innovate UK for Health and Life Sciences and KTPs

Innovate UK is to invest up to £19 million in funding to support innovation that offers significant changes in productivity and cutting-edge innovation. The competition has 2 strands, strand 1 is for health and life sciences projects and strand 2 is for emerging and enabling technologies projects. A further £12 million is available to fund….

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Help and Advice for SMEs Following the Collapse of Carillion

Help and Advice for SMEs Following the Collapse of Carillion

The collapse of Carillion, the facilities management and construction services company, is having a knock-on effect on SMEs who fear that their sub contracts will now not be paid. In response to these concerns, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is providing help and advice through the Growth Hub network and the following….

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Berkshire Growth Hub Part of Successful National Support Programme for Small Businesses with Big Plans

Berkshire Growth Hub Part of Successful National Support Programme for Small Businesses with Big Plans

The Thames Valley Berkshire Growth Hub welcomed new data that shows that over half a million businesses have been helped by Growth Hubs across England. The national research demonstrates the tangible benefits of Growth Hub support, with business that have been in contact with a Growth Hub growing faster than other businesses both in terms….

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Share of £50,000 of Innovation Funding up for Grabs by Small Food and Drink Companies

Share of £50,000 of Innovation Funding up for Grabs by Small Food and Drink Companies

Small food and drink companies have the chance to win a share of £50,000 funding in the first competition aimed at pushing the boundaries in food business innovation to kick-start the next generation of food production. The voucher scheme has been launched by Defra, through its Food Innovation Network (FIN), which connects food and drink….

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Berkshire Smart Tech Companies Invited on Taiwanese Trade Mission

Berkshire Smart Tech Companies Invited on Taiwanese Trade Mission

DIT Taipei in partnership with Taipei Computer Association (TCA) is currently recruiting a trade mission to Taiwan to participate in the Smart City Summit & Expo in Taipei, 27-30 March 2018. If you are an expert in smart technologies, do not miss the opportunity to showcase and find potential buyers for your products in the Taiwan market! The Smart City Summit….

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Over £3 Million of Funding Available to Support Businesses, Innovation and Research in Berkshire

Over £3 Million of Funding Available to Support Businesses, Innovation and Research in Berkshire

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is investing over £3 million in its ongoing support to business growth with an emphasis on innovation and research in the LEP area. Two funding calls worth nearly £1.5m have been launched via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and both focus on research and innovation. The first….

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018

National Apprenticeship Week 2018

National Apprenticeship Week 2018 – #NAW2018 – takes place from 5 to 9 March 2018. It is an exciting opportunity to celebrate apprenticeships and how they benefit people, businesses, communities and our economy.  Now in its 11th year, this national week brings together everyone passionate about apprenticeships to encourage more people to choose apprenticeships as….

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Rural Funding available to businesses in Berkshire

Rural Funding available to businesses in Berkshire

Did you know that 23% of Berkshire businesses are located in rural areas? Rural micro, small and new companies who want to develop, grow and create jobs can apply for funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) Growth Programme. There’s more than £720,000 of funding available to successful Berkshire applicants. The Calls for applications….

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Rural Development Growth Programme England

Rural Development Growth Programme England

The Rural Development Growth Programme England provides funding for projects that create jobs and growth in the rural economy. Under the RDPE Growth Programme, there are grants for: Business Development Food Processing Rural Tourism Infrastructure More information and How to Apply

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Berkshire Skills Survey 2017

Berkshire Skills Survey 2017

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership invests money in local skills projects, influences the curriculum of local colleges and universities, and influences the careers advice given in local schools. As Berkshire’s digital tech sector continues to grow, and tech skills become increasingly sought by employers across a range of sectors, TVB LEP is particularly keen….

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