Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

Innovate UK have recently launched a number of new funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from transforming food production to the detection of heart failure management. 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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Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030: WMG expert comment

The UK Prime Minister announced today a Ten Point Plan for a “green industrial revolution”, including a ban on the sale of new cars that are wholly powered by diesel or petrol from 2030. Top experts from WMG at the University of Warwick comment on this story. Margot James is the Executive Chair of WMG, and […]

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Prepare now for changes to R&D tax relief in 2021

The rules regarding R&D tax credit claims for the SME scheme are changing from April 2021 and it could affect the ability of many small businesses to obtain this important tax relief. The Government is looking to introduce a new PAYE cap on qualifying expenditure from this date, which will attempt to prevent abuse of […]

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Warwick Business School: Student Dissertation Projects

Do you have a business problem you need to solve? Maybe you don’t have the time, money or specialist expertise to work on it? WBS can help your organisation by providing focused and fee-free research from one of our world-class MBA or specialist Master students. Every year we look to our company contacts, new and […]

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Midlands premier pitching competition still open for applications

Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up (previously known as Pitchfest WM) will be holding its inaugural Venturefest WM final online on 28th January 2021. The Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up competition will provide the opportunity for ambitious businesses to improve their ability to win investment while simultaneously boosting your business’s profile. Over the last five years, the competition […]

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BEIS Peer Networking for SME Businesses

The Peer Networking initiative is 100% funded by BEIS and is open to eligible SME businesses delivered through a series of high impact group sessions, sharing your biggest challenges, you will gain and reflect on valuable feedback from your peers and identify practical solutions to overcome them. Eligible businesses are: • In operation for at […]

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£130m UK Battery Innovation Centre soon to be Operational

The £130 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), a first of its kind battery production development facility in Coventry, will soon be operational. The pioneering, 18,500 square metre government-funded facility can be accessed by any organisation with existing or new battery technology, if that technology will bring green jobs and prosperity to the UK. UKBIC – […]

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Tech firm looking forward to success after move to Warwick Innovation Centre

  A technology marketing firm, which works with the biggest tech firms in the world, has expanded into offices in Warwick after a merger with a US company. 8Digital, which recently joined forces with Gorilla Corporation, has moved into the University of Warwick Science Park’s Warwick Innovation Centre from its former base in nearby Leamington […]

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Bounce Back Loan Scheme top-ups open for eligible businesses

From today, participating lenders in the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) are able to offer smaller businesses across the UK a ‘top-up’ to their existing Bounce Back Loan if they originally borrowed less than the maximum amount available to them. The Bounce Back Loan top-up will be available from several large lenders from today, with […]

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BT and University of Warwick to accelerate 5G innovation for regional economic recovery

BT installs UK’s first dedicated public 5G network for University of Warwick, bringing new opportunities for University led research, and further enhancing students’ learning experience through its EE mobile network New Innovation Alliance sees 5G co-development in Connected Vehicles, Telemedicine and Gaming industries, to inspire and educate local businesses on 5G innovation and opportunities for […]

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