Grant funding updates - April

    Funding team take customer to ‘Champions League’

    Whilst there is uncertainty as to what European funds will be available to UK companies following Brexit, Horizon 2020 remains open until our departure. We have worked extensively to produce applications for the SME Instrument; a two phase scheme designed to take a well-developed prototype or idea to full commercialisation. In Phase 1, companies receive a grant to complete a mainly desk-based feasibility study, planning their Phase 2 development project, with up to €2.5m of funding available. 

    Over our short history, we are proud to have been market leaders in securing Phase 1 projects, frequently following successful grant funding from UK sources. 

    Our latest winners are set to revolutionise orthotic production by applying 3D-scanning and printing technology. Ultimately this will deliver customised 3D printed orthoses to patients within one week of consultation anywhere in the world. This will improve quality of life, health and wellbeing and cut the cost of every orthotic product and service by 50%. Our latest success with this company comes after securing a £100k proof-of-concept grant, a £100k SBRI development contract, and two further collaborative grants worth £730k having passed initial assessment and in final review. 

    Could the funding team help you?

    We continuously monitor funding opportunities, from multi-million pound international collaborative grants to small start-up loans. We can produce bespoke funding reports upon request, making sense of the myriad of different grants and business loans out there. We can prepare complicated application forms and answer the market and commercial questions that so many small businesses struggle to understand. Our service doesn’t stop with producing an application; we guide customers through the administration of accepting and running a grant as well.     

    Key open funding calls

    Accelerating innovation with public and private investment - combined grant and venture funding for innovative projects, up to £150k.

    UK-Shanghai collaborative projects - up to £350k grants to work with Shangai-based organisations to solve challenges in future cities or develop disruptive new products.

    UK-Jiangsu collaborative projects - up to £350k grants to work with Jiangsu-based organisations to solve challenges in infrastructure or develop disruptive new products.

    UK-Malaysia collaborative projects - up to £350k grants, part funded by the Newton Fund to solve challenges in urban mobility, waste and water management.

    NIHR invention for innovation - £300k to £1m to develop new medical devices as part of a consortium.
    If you would like to explore the funding available, please contact a member of the team on 0114 236 4457 or email