European R&D Funding

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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September 5, 2018

Why apply for grants

Grant funding is available from a wide range of sources to support SMEs in the development of new products and services. Some grants can be substantial. However, grant funding is competitive and significant effort is required to make submission – so, why would an SME do this?

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July 24, 2018

Horizon Europe – reactions and implications to the UK

Whilst Horizon Europe has received a positive response in some quarters, several interest groups across Europe are not happy.  MEPs have already voiced concern that the programme is not big enough for Europe to address global challenges.

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