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EBN Congress Pitching Competition

The winner of the Grand Prize will get: • A cash prize of €10,000 • 20 hours of mentoring by an expert in the sector they operate in • Promotion by EBN following Congress with a news story and exposure as “Entrepreneur of the month” • + other prizes being negotiated with sponsors And of course there is the possibility, but no guarantee, of investment or business deals with the assembled juries and Congress participants. 

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. 

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.

Business Boost 2016

CLOSING DATE 18th September 2016 Are you a dynamic small or medium-sized business based in the Newcastle Borough? You could be awarded cash or a part-funded apprentice for a whole year. Newcastle Business Boost Awards are back, now in their 9th year, inspiring small and medium size businesses in the Newcastle Borough to grow and prosper.

Business Boost 2014

CLOSING DATE 3rd August 2014 Business Boost Awards is the premiere competition in Newcastle-under-Lyme, which aims to help businesses achieve their future potential and growth. Through participation, businesses are encouraged to develop entrepreneurship and strategic thinking to help drive their business forward. The unique CASH AWARDS are presented to businesses that are able to demonstrate drive and ambition based on sound business planning. Business Boost Link Business Boost 2014