£50 million boost to support the recovery of our high streets

New £50 million fund for councils across England to prepare for the safe reopening of high streets and other retail spaces This new money will support practical measures so businesses can re-open quickly when they are allowed to, staff get back to work and customers return to shops confident it is safe. A new £50 […]

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More business support funding available now

Businesses that have not been eligible for previous Government COVID-19 related support schemes are invited to apply for Coventry City Council’s second round of the Discretionary Business Grant Fund.  Over £1.3m has already been distributed to local businesses during the first round. Small, medium and micro businesses based in Coventry have until 5pm on 17 July to apply.  Businesses […]

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Eatron lands German Tier-1 Hirschvogel Automotive Group as a Strategic Partner

Eatron®, a leading developer of AI-powered software products for autonomy and e-mobility, has secured €1M+ investment from Hirschvogel Ventures – the strategic investment arm of the Hirschvogel Automotive Group. It also announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Hirschvogel – solidifying a common vision to innovate for a safe, clean, and sustainable future in mobility, autonomy, and […]

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Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs to help the UK’s recovery

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today set out a ‘Plan for Jobs’ that will spur the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak. Delivering his Summer Economic Update in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs in every part of the country, give businesses the confidence to retain and hire, and provide people […]

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Teenage entrepreneur from Coventry sets up office in the city

  A teenage entrepreneur in Coventry, who was turning over £12,000 when he was in Year 9 at school, has moved into his first office and is preparing to take on his first member of staff. James Cousins, now 19, began his YouTube channel when he was a 12-year-old schoolboy at Caludon Castle and, as […]

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Government unveils £200 million package to help innovative businesses bounce back

The Sustainable Innovation Fund will help companies recovering from the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) keep their cutting-edge projects and ideas alive. Innovative ideas and projects led by companies recovering from the impact of coronavirus will not be lost, thanks to a new £200 million fund launched today (Saturday 27 June). The government’s Sustainable Innovation Fund will be […]

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More firms can now benefit from the Future Fund

More start-ups and innovative firms will be able to apply for investment from the government’s Future Fund from today (Tuesday 30 June). companies which have participated in accelerator programmes now eligible for the popular scheme more than 320 early-stage, high-growth firms have so far benefitted from £320 million of support through the Fund this surpasses […]

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Coop Sweden starts previewing Cooper – an Artificial Intelligence retail virtual assistant developed by EBI.AI

EBI.AI, an advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab in the UK, has announced that Coop Sweden, one of the largest grocery retailers in the country, has successfully started to preview its virtual assistant, Cooper. This marks the first significant milestone since EBI.AI was chosen by Coop Sweden earlier this year to build the world’s foremost grocery […]

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Midlands ‘Best Business Pitch’ competition offers expert webinars for business leaders and investors

Start-up and scale-up businesses seeking investment, as well as successful entrepreneurs keen to invest can receive free professional support via webinars hosted by Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up (formally Pitchfest). As part of the series, business leaders learn the art of producing a successful business pitch, while investors are presented with guidance on making wise investment […]

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Extension – Discretionary Payment Scheme for small and micro businesses; closes Monday 15 June

Giving businesses a little more time to get their applications in, Coventry City Council aims to support as many businesses as possible through the Discretionary Grant Scheme. The grant will enable small and micro businesses that have been negatively impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19 to retain employment and provide support to get through this challenging […]

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