European R&D Funding

January 25, 2019

2019 and the Grant Funding Landscape

The major source of R&D grants for technology companies are Innovate UK and European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme So, what happens to these funding opportunities in 2019?

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December 27, 2018

EU Exit and European Structural and Investment Funds in England

A recent note from the “managing authority” (DWP) on the current Government undertaking:

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September 28, 2018

Why use an advisor when bidding for grants?

As an SME involved in R&D grants offer the opportunity to extend the research budget, to develop  competitive technology and bring new products to market more quickly.  Why would you pay for advice; you can read the calls for bids and their associated notes, you are perfectly capable of answering […]

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September 19, 2018

Partners NOT Competitors

A variety of grant schemes offer funding for “Collaborative” projects.  The European Commission, Innovate UK and several others have schemes of this type.  When discussing grant funding opportunities with SMEs I am often faced with the reaction “we don’t want to work with competitors – it’s too risky”.

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September 12, 2018

How big is your grant?

The size of grants varies considerably between schemes, provider organisations and type of recipient.  It is also worth noting that the size of the grant can vary significantly in percentage terms as a proportion of the total cost of the project.  So, what does this mean for your R&D project?

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