Month: December 2014

December 17, 2014

The future of UK nuclear innovation “relies on small businesses”

Derek Allen, the Lead Technologist for energy generation and supply at Innovate UK, has today spoken of the importance of UK SMEs in creating a “new dawn” for the UK’s nuclear energy sector. With most existing nuclear plants set to reach the end of their lifespan by 2030, it is crucial that UK companies play a major role […]

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Apply for Smart R&D grant funding by March 2015

There are now just two Smart R&D Grant funding rounds before the General Election is held in May 2015.  Applications for Smart R&D grants are submitted against batch assessment dates which Innovate UK has announced will be on 25 January 2015 and 26 March 2015.

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December 5, 2014

Claim R&D Tax Relief on R&D grant-funded projects

With the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement increasing the rate of the R&D Expenditure Credit (RDEC) from 10% to 11% from April 2015, there has never been a better time to apply for R&D grant funding whilst simultaneously benefiting from R&D Tax Relief.

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R&D grant competition aims to solve urban challenges by combining environmental, social and economic data

Innovate UK has launched a new grant competition which will see up to £7.5 million invested in collaborative R&D projects and feasibility studies to develop data sets which can transform local services in towns and cities.

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December 4, 2014

Additional government support announced for High Value Manufacturing Catapult

In his Autumn statement the Chancellor George Osborne has announced £61m of extra government funding for the Network of High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres.

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