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Have you ever wondered how some businesses get grants and some never do? R&D grants are notoriously difficult to get – and it doesn’t help that online applications are mercilessly inflexible. Here I offer you ten practical tips that will enhance your R&D project proposal enabling you to present a compelling application that gets you […]

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Innovate UK launched an open funding R&D grant application round for UK SMEs this week. Offering up to 70% grants towards a project costing up to £1 Million, it offers SME’s an opportunity to submit any disruptive innovation including ideas from arts, design, media or creative industries. Most of Innovate UK’s R&D grant funding is […]

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One of the essential skills we bring to writing R&D grant applications is our ability to write clearly and succinctly. You typically get 600 words per question to convey your business pitch – and it doesn’t help that the application forms mercilessly cut off words over the limit. When writing your first Innovate UK R&D […]

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Innovate UK launched a brand new loan programme for SMEs to scale up and grow this week. Offering a market-leading interest rate of 3.7% over a 10 year repayment period, it offers businesses the crucial breathing space they need to refine a new product ready for commercialisation. Research and development is risky and it’s not […]

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The European Commission today launched two new generous grant programmes aimed at SME businesses –SME Instrument and Fast Track to Innovation. With a budget of over €2 Billion to spend from 2018 to 2020, this bold new initiative aims to support leading innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists with bright ideas to scale internationally. Both […]

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Recently, Innovate UK has made it a condition for R&D grant applications above £100k to be collaborative. So who do you collaborate with in order to get an R&D grant – and what are the implications for SME’s? Firstly – who to collaborate with. Universities are a natural choice, full of clever researchers in very […]

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That’s a question often asked by innovators and the answer is…. it depends! It depends on whether you’ve already started your R&D project or not. It depends on whether you are really pushing the boundaries of science or technology and creating new IP – or just making modest enhancements to products, processes and services. It […]

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Software projects can sometimes be tricky to secure grant funding for. That’s because software research and development encompasses a multitude of possibilities. At one interpretation, there’s software involved in all electronic devices with an embedded microcontroller – often referred to as ‘firmware’. In another sense, it means development of new applications using high-level software programming […]

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