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Raising Money For Children In Need 2017

BIC Staff pulled together this week to raise money for Children in Need by selling cakes to their colleagues, clients and other tenants at the Sutherland Institute. They raised £40 for Children in Need and would like to thank everybody who contributed to such a worthwhile cause. Many thanks to Spec Check, Cats & Carbs, Longton Library,  Stoke on Trent City Council Children in Need - Donate

NEWS RELEASE

The Business Innovation Centre’s New Product Development Grant has now been increased to just under £10,000 This grant financed through the European Regional Development Fund will help Staffordshire based B2B companies pay for external expertise to help them research and develop a new product or service. Since the European funded project was launched in April 2016 the BIC has awarded over £400,000 to local businesses to employ experts such as Product Designers; Market Researchers; Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys; Testing Facilities and E-commerce specialists to help them with their innovations. 

Business Boost 2017

CLOSING DATE 17th September 2017 CALLING NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME ORGANISATIONS £1,500 is up for Grabs for winning a Business Boost Award. Entering and Winning Business Awards is a great confidence booster for businesses and worth a little time and effort in applying. 

George Stonier

It is with great sadness that we have heard that one of our previous Board members George Stonier has recently passed away. George was one of the founding Board Members of the BIC who enthusiastically supported the BIC and its clients for over 20 years. We pass our condolences on to his family with fond memories.

Olympic Innovations

It’s been wonderful following Team GB at the Rio Olympics, we did so well coming second in the Medals table.  We got so many golds, so many FIRSTS.  And we’ve seen many Firsts in Innovations in Technology helping the adjudicators and referees, Innovations in training helping the athletes reach their maximum fitness but can you remember Dick Fosbury in the Mexico Olympics in 1968 where he first introduced the Fosbury Flop?

Innovate UK Open Competition 2016

Innovate UK have funds to help companies research and develop innovative technological products where there is a technical risk involved. Recently Innovate UK restricted applications to four key areas of industry but they currently have ONE Open Competition where companies from any sector can apply but you must be looking to solve or prove a technological risk and the good news is that their contribution is up to 70% of your overall expenditure.