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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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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

The Chancellor George Osborne has announced increases to the R&D Tax Credit in his Autumn Statement. For qualifying R&D expenditure on or after 1st April 2015 the additional deduction under the SME scheme will be increased from 125% to 130%. For large enterprises the rate of the above-the-line R&D Expenditure Credit will increase from 10% […]

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 […]

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 […]