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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Coastal Communities Fund – Round 5

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The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) was introduced in 2012 to support economic development of coastal areas across the UK. The fund is operated by the BIG Lottery Fund on behalf of the Department for Communities […]

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Low Carbon Opportunities Programme

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With funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Low Carbon Opportunities Programme offers free renewable energy audits and advice on low carbon product and process innovation to eligible SMEs in Worcestershire. Businesses can apply for […]

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Worcestershire Target 2020

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Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Worcestershire Target 2020 scheme supports local SMEs with expert energy efficiency advice, energy surveys and action planning. In addition, a 35% grant is available up to […]

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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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Gigabit Voucher Scheme

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The Government is testing a new Gigabit Voucher Scheme that will provide SMEs with vouchers worth up to £3,000 to support the capital costs of installing new gigabit capable connections. A fund of £2m is […]

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Look ahead with Future Focus

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Designed to help eligible SMEs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly activate change through innovation within their business, Future Focus is a £4.68m project funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The scheme […]

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Acceleration Through Innovation

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A key focus of the government is how to reverse the UK’s weak productivity. We have one of the worst productivity rates in Europe (Germany is 36% higher and France 29%), which can only be […]

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