Business As Usual at the BIC
“Business As Usual at the BIC – we can offer advice by telephone and we can still process any grant applications electronically. You can still ring us on 01782 333798 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our staff individually. We are also on Linked In, on Twitter @staffsBIC and on Facebook so do find us and follow us – we hope you all stay safe and hope to “see” you again when life returns to normal”
Funding your Innovation – March 2020
Innovative Thinking To Beat The Competition – Feb 2020
More than 8,000 companies in the UK have Innovation in their company name. Why do they believe in Innovation? Innovate or Stagnate still rings true in business. We can’t afford to stand still. But Innovation doesn’t just happen – it needs to be managed! How can we bring innovation into our business and use it to grow our business? To be able to attend the workshop free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 form to declare eligibility. Download – **SBIS-3-Form.zip * Staffordshire Based SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises) only. ** Zip File contains MS Word & PDF Versions of the form, return signed form at event/workshop. # Half-day workshop is equivalent to £175 (Please note there is no charge to clients). # Full day workshop is equivalent to £350 (Please note there is no charge to clients). They may be a charge of £10 if you do not inform us in advance of your non-attendance
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.
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.
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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