Celebrating clean technology innovation, Granted Consultancy sponsored and attended the Rushlight show 2019 on the 31st of January in London to support leading Cleantech innovators.
Hosted at The Royal Society in London, the show brings together cleantech developers and sustainable solution providers, with investors & financiers and businesses looking to source suppliers and partners for an improved level of sustainability in their supply chain and operations. Read More
The Business Funding Show 2019 is a 70,000 strong network of entrepreneurs and funders supporting businesses across all industries and stages to get the necessary advice to improve and expand.
For the third year running Granted Consultancy are delighted to be sponsoring this unique funding exhibition which brings together a top-quality audience of key decision makers and leading industry experts representing funding and growth support organisations.
The main focus for UK funding bodies is for companies to produce innovative products, technologies or services that are significantly ahead of others in the field. Within the process of applying for grant funding, you will need to be thinking about the logistics of your supply and value chains. But what is the difference between supply and value chains? Read More
“Around 80 per cent of global energy use still comes from fossil fuels. To preserve a safe and stable climate, this has to change, fast. Countries all over the world are moving to renewable energy, with investment more than doubling over the last decade.But for the majority of our energy to be clean and affordable, we need much more intelligent systems. Smart systems can link energy supply, storage and use, and join up power, heating and transport to increase efficiency dramatically. By developing these world-leading systems in the UK, we can cut bills while creating high-value jobs for the future.” (Innovate UK).
For the third year running Granted Consultancy is delighted to be sponsoring the Rushlight Show 2019 which celebrates and promotes cleantech innovation. Alongside Innovate UK and BEIS, Granted Consultancy will be introducing some of the leading innovators in 2019 – all of which will be leading candidates for R&D grant funding.
Introduction to Innovation Loans for Business by Innovate UK
Innovate UK (UKRI) ran 5 Innovation Loan Competitions in 2018 targeting Health & Life Science, Infrastructure Systems and Open Innovation (3 rounds). Granted Consultancy have supported clients through the application and project management process of the Innovation Loans for multiple projects over 2018 and here we share some of our insights and learnings.
Research and development grants are available to small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who have cutting-edge or disruptive ideas aligned with commercial ambition. Working with an academic partner on your application can maximise your chances of success, but what do you need to know before securing your partnership?
Applying for grant funding can facilitate collaborations with unique industry, research and academic partners to help deliver world-leading innovation projects. These collaborations open up access to new technologies, techniques and expertise – further enhancing outcomes for your business.
With the growing complexity of the problems needs solutions, universities can provide a new or different perspective to your product, process or solution and potentially offer more time to consider the problem and published literature.
The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims to bring together the UK’s world-leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time. The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund provides funding and support to UK businesses and researchers. The fund is part of the UK government’s £4.7 billion increase in research and development over 4 years to 2021. It is designed to ensure that research and innovation take centre stage in the government’s Industrial Strategy.
Whatever your views on Brexit and whether you believe the huge increase in funding for Research & Development is a knee-jerk response to the UK becoming an isolated island, the truth is UK innovators are being directly incentivised to bring new products, processes, and services to market.
R&D Grant funders have shifted in the balance between technical innovation and commercial potential in recent years. We find ourselves now in a position of equality where companies must demonstrate both novelty and scalability to be successful.
Innovate UK, in particular, are now offering Innovation Loans that support late-stage R&D activity with a preference for near-commercial products, processes and services.
Is your company incorporated?
Your company must be incorporated in order to be eligible to apply for and receive grant funding from R&D funding bodies. In the UK this is mainly Limited Company’s with a Company Number registered on Companies House. You can create a new company or apply from an established company. A trading history is not a pre-requisite for most R&D grant funding, but demonstrable sustainability is required to draw down funding. This could be from revenues, investment or loans.
Granted recently hosted an event which featured a talk from the Centre Director of Bristol SETsquared who informed us of the latest Scale-Up Programme. The Scale-Up Programme provides a tailored support programme, including access to funded R&D projects with the 5 universities investment, sales channels and talent acquisition.
SETsquared Partnership is a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, assisting growing businesses in navigating the challenges of growth.
With the last few months being one of the busiest times for Granted, we are broadening our capabilities by adding two new members of staff to our ever-growing team of highly skilled Grant Funding Consultants.
Providing us with a unique blend of skills and experience we would like to introduce Loise Teigao and Anna Davey-Mitchell.
“The world will need 60 per cent more food by 2050 to allow us to feed 9 billion people, and demand for water is expected to rise by 20 per cent in the agriculture sector alone. For this to be possible, the way we produce our food needs to be significantly more efficient and sustainable. Using precision technologies we can make that a reality: transform food production while reducing emissions, pollution, waste and soil erosion. Putting the UK at the forefront of this global revolution in farming will also deliver benefits to farmers, the environment and consumers, as well as creating growth, jobs and exports.” (Innovate UK)