Innovate UK (UKRI)

In April 2018, Innovate UK merged with the UK’s Research Councils to become part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) - the national funding agency investing in science and research in the UK.

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Horizon 2020

The main grant funding body in Europe is Horizon 2020 (H2020), the current EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020)

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Local Enterprise Partnerships

There are 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships across England. They are voluntary partnerships between local authorities and local private sector businesses and play a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth.

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ERDF

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is responsible for management of the EU funding which is dedicated to regional development. It aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions.

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RDPE

RDPE stands for the Rural Development Programme for England, which works to make England’s agriculture and forestry sectors more competitive, to improve the quality of life in rural areas and to diversify rural economies.

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SBRI

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) is a well-established process to connect public sector challenges with innovative ideas from industry, supporting companies to generate economic growth and enabling improvement in achieving government objectives.

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