Congratulations to DHC Innovations Ltd
We were pleased to hear that one of our clients DHC Innovations Ltd recently won the Medilink WM Medical & Healthcare Business Awards 2019 for “Outstanding Achievement” with their Opti Shield – a flexible optical occluder.
2020 PREDICTIONS FROM NESTA
NESTA is an innovation foundation based in the UK. Its primary objective is to promote innovation through a broad range of sectors. Every year NESTA predicts how innovation could shape the coming year in relation to trends, social movements and technological transformation. These predictions are based on research and trends of funding applications NESTA receives.
Innovate UK Launches its latest round of SMART Funding
The latest round of SMART Funding launched on 9 January 2020 is to help research and develop Game-Changing Technologies in any Industry.
Projects can range in size from £25,000 to £2million and last between 6 and 36 months.
Need Help with your next new Product?
Excellent New Product Marketing workshop yesterday delivered for the BIC by Arvada Strategic Marketing. Delegates fully engaged in the subject as they plan to launch their new products. Great to see them exchanging business cards and sharing contacts too.
Exploration is the engine that drives Innovation
Exploration is the engine that drives Innovation Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring. (Edith Widder (American oceanographer, marine biologist) Come and explore your business with the BIC and Join us for a couple of hours at our “Profit from Innovation” event on 25 September 2019 in Stoke on Trent. Innovation doesn’t just happen, it needs to be managed! Why do we need to be Innovative? How can we bring innovation into our business and how can we use it to grow our business?
Grant Recently Launched by WRAP
WRAP is looking for organisations that are creating new methods of recycling plastics or textiles in England. The project must demonstrate that it goes beyond ‘state of the art’ current industry norm and must have a measurable impact in terms of quantity in tonnes. Projects could include innovative sorting equipment, smart marker systems, conveyor systems, storage etc… Grants of between £200,000 and £1m for eligible projects.
INNOVATE UK LAUNCH THEIR LATEST SMART AWARD
SMART is the new name for Innovate UK’s Open Grant Funding programme. £25m is being made available for game-changing, innovative or disruptive ideas that lead to new products, processes or services that can be commercialised for business Applications can come from any area of technology, science or engineering and do not have to be inked to Innovate UK’s usual grand challenge areas. Companies can apply for between £25,000 and £500,000 as a single application with a project to last 6 – 18 months. Companies looking for larger funds need to form a collaboration with other organisation. Competition Opens – 25 July 2019 Competition Closes – 16 October 2019
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