Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

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Whilst the UK is one of the most innovative countries in the world, its productivity lags behind the rest of Europe. We spend just 1.7% of GDP on R&D compared to the OECD average of […]

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Innovate UK Loans

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Innovate UK is the country’s innovation agency, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), to support business to realise the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial […]

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AeroSpace Cornwall

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The global aerospace and space sectors are experiencing exciting changes, and growing rapidly. Many of the advances in coming years will require innovative products, services and technologies, and the South West is one of the […]

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Innovation Support for the UK Productivity Gap

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“Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything,” said Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, in 1994. Productivity – the amount the average worker produces in an hour – has stopped […]

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South West Overlooked in the Budget Spending Spree

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In the aftermath of the Autumn Budget, Top 30 advisory firm Bishop Fleming is calling on the government to give more attention to the South West in its infrastructure investment and tax incentive programmes. The […]

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R&D tax credits – innovative companies can claim extra funding

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Top 30 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming, said companies in the Westcountry and in the Midlands Engine are continuing to miss out on millions of pounds of research and development (R&D) tax credits. The R&D tax […]

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Marine Innovation in Cornwall

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If you are a Cornish-based business either in the marine sector or have a project focused on the marine sector, then the new Marine-i programme may be able to support, and if needed fund, your […]

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Agri-tech Cornwall

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Agri-tech Cornwall supports Cornish-based SMEs to improve efficiency, profitability and resilience in the agricultural sector. The £10m scheme is funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with match funding by Cornwall Council. The project […]

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Grants and R&D Tax Credits

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The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement contained welcome news of substantial increased support for business productivity through research, development and innovation. If your company is involved in research and development (R&D), you will most likely have explored […]

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Research & Development Grants – Are You Smart Enough?

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If your business is involved with new product or service development then you ought to look at potential Research & Development grants such as Smart. Operated by Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board), Smart […]

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