Blockchain has entered the mainstream and is no longer a ‘buzzword’. Blockchain and other types of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) has developed from essentially being associated with Bitcoin to a much broader range of application by offering a trust layer to the world-wide-web that has been impossible to date.
After a very busy Qtr 1, we’ve had some impressive results from our recent grant funding applications. We’ve helped secure funding for a number of companies in different sectors including £650K for a client in the battery technology sector and £330K for a property tech company.
On 21st May, Theresa May delivered a speech on Science and Industrial Strategy that gave the clearest indication yet of how the UK’s involvement in EU grant funding might emerge post-Brexit.
The Government will use the Driverless Vehicles Grant Funding to invest in collaborative research and development projects to develop the next generation of A.I. and control systems needed to ensure the UK is at the forefront of the driverless vehicles revolution. (Innovate UK)
Throughout May, Granted Consultancy are teaming up with Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network to help deliver a series of grant workshops.
The Grant Application Workshops will take place at Durham University, Oxford University and Herriot-Watt in Edinburgh and are aimed at Owners and Directors of ambitious businesses with an innovative idea or product.
The Grant Report 2018 has been authored by Granted Consultancy to provide the most comprehensive commentary on R&D funding in the UK and brings insight and clarity to the current and future grant funding landscape. This analysis has also allowed us to discover and report the characteristics of a successful grant applicant.
For businesses looking to raise investment, an alternative to grant funding is Innovate UK’s loan competition, aimed at SME’s carrying out later stage R&D projects. Especially since the loan terms on offer are extremely advantageous (particularly the well below-market rate of interest) meaning that the value of this benefit over the life of the loan could be the equivalent of a grant.
Amongst the many concerns raised by the Brexit vote, a key question for a number of our clients has been “How will Brexit affect our ability to apply for and secure European Grant Funding?” On 28th February, we received some clarity on what Brexit would mean for European funding, in particular the H2020 programme, with the publication of the” Joint Report” by The European Commission which sets out how the Brexit deal agreement might look.
Our continuing business expansion has enabled us to recruit three new members of staff in early 2018, two grant funding consultants and a Team Support.
James Griffiths and Katie Orchel have recently joined the Granted team as Grant Funding Consultants.
James has a Masters Degree in Physics. His career background spans accounts, investments and finance and includes time spent in investment working as a Portfolio Analyst for a Private Asset Management company.
The Rushlight Show and Awards Party took place on Thursday 25 January 2018 at The Royal Geographical Society in London and attracted over 600 cleantech CEOs and entrepreneurs, investors and financiers, advisers and corporate customers. Attendees at the event included Claire Perry, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth and many senior representatives from the Committee on Climate Change.
The Business Funding Show 2018 was held on 22nd February 2018 at Canary Wharf, London. Bringing together high-potential SMEs, investors, grant funding experts and leading financial institutions under one roof, the event was aimed at ensuring and encouraging businesses scale-up and the UK’s business growth.
Grant Funding experts, Granted Consultancy Ltd, have teamed up with the IP Asset Partnership to champion the cause of ambitious businesses looking to successfully apply for Grant Funding or raise investment for their business. The Grant Funding and Investment Masterclass will be held at Milton Park on 18th April.
Need funding but not sure how to get it? Join the Granted team at the flagship Business Funding Show’18 on 22nd February at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf- an event that brings investors, crowdfunding platforms and providers of grants, loans and more, all under one roof! This one-day event will be packed with the knowledge, connections and advice you need to grow your business fast.
“What is my chance of success in actually getting this grant funding?” This is a question we are asked almost daily and the answer is not simple. However, being aware of key trends and changes in the grant funding landscape will help answer this question for the ambitious SME’s and entrepreneurs who are hoping to secure funding in 2018. The Grant Report 2018 will provide the answers.