Graham Mobbs, the UK National Project Coordinator for Eureka Eurostars told MSC R&D at the Innovate UK 2014 conference that EUREKA Eurostars is the ‘most simple’ route to European R&D funding.
Sheffield-based British Business Bank was at Innovate UK 2014 to explain how it plans to unlock up to £10 billion of new finance for the UK’s small and medium-sized businesses.
MSC R&D joined over 2,000 delegates at the Innovate UK 2014 conference this week, in the heart of London’s financial district. Speakers included Vince Cable (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills); Greg Clark (Minister for Universities and Science); Ed Vaizey (Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport); Richard Reed (co-founder of Innocent Smoothies); Phil Smith (CEO of Cisco UK) and Dr Hermann Hauser (co-founder Amadeus Capital Partners). Over 150 exhibitors demonstrated innovative projects supported by Innovate UK funding, including programmes such as Smart; SBRI; Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Collaborative R&D competitions.
MSC R&D was delighted to bump into our old friends from The GeoInformation Group, Dr Seppe Cassettari and Dr Alun Jones. GeoInformation is a leading provider of geospatial information products and services and has previously been awarded two Smart grants, both of which were produced with the help of MSC R&D. Said Seppe “The MSC team did a fantastic job in obtaining significant R&D grant funding and we would certainly consider using the service again”.
Sheffield-based Pryor Marking were on-hand at Innovate14 to demonstrate its laser marking technology. The system was developed with the help of a Smart R&D grant produced with the assistance of MSC R&D. This success was followed by a second Smart grant in 2012, also produced in conjunction with MSC R&D. Pictured on the stand is Pryor Business Development Manager, Alastair Morris.