Changes to the R&D Tax Credit Scheme

Research & Development Relief (R&D) refers to the activity a company undertakes to develop new products, processes, or services or improve those that already exist. In 2000, the government introduced the scheme, which allows businesses to claim back up to 33 pence per every £1 spent on implementing new innovative activities within their business. The R&D […]

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Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Warwickshire encourages Warwickshire companies to apply for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Mr Tim Cox, along with Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands, Mrs Louise Bennett OBE, today announced the launch of a campaign to encourage more Warwickshire-based companies to apply for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise (QAE). The QAE is the highest accolade available to UK businesses, and brings unparalleled prestige, […]

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Support programme for companies in Coventry and Warwickshire extended

  A business support programme that helps companies across Coventry and Warwickshire to take the next steps to growth has been extended for a further period. Business Ready, which is run by University of Warwick Science Park and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Warwickshire County Council as part of the CW […]

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Online retailer supported by Business Ready all set for a jump in growth

  An online retailer that sells and celebrates a range of British manufacturers’ products is set for significant growth after receiving support from a programme connected with the University of Warwick Science Park. Sir Gordon Bennett was established by Stratford-upon-Avon based entrepreneur Dan Colagiovanni, and his business partner Neil Elliot, to offer a platform for […]

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Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

Innovate UK have launched a number of funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from digital technologies for robotic nuclear decommissioning to building talent for the future. A selection of the current funding competitions are outlined below, the full list can be found on the Innovate UK website. If you are interested in applying for […]

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Health Technology Regulatory and Innovation Programme

If you are an SME working in HealthTech, you can apply for up to £30,000 of funding for use with regulatory affairs providers helping you navigate regulatory pathways. There is a total of £6.3m Innovate UK investment, with projects to be awarded up to £30,000. On behalf of Innovate UK, CPI and ABHI, the Health Technology Regulatory and Innovation Programme has been developed to support small […]

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Clean Transport Accelerator launched by NatWest and University of Warwick to help SMEs fast-track their innovations

  NatWest and WMG, a department at the University of Warwick, are inviting businesses that are creating the next generation of clean green transport to apply to their new accelerator Businesses will receive support to fast-track their innovations, including easy access to clean transport experts and equipment, exclusive 1:1 coaching sessions, and access to growth […]

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