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Plans to increase public R&D investment to £22 billion

Already heavily influenced by Brexit and the dynamic new government and a chancellor eager to make a dramatic move, many will feel that last week’s budget was totally replaced by the extraordinary and global response to the evolving Covid-19 pandemic.


However, although we are far from an “environment”, the budget gives a clear indication of how this government intends to support R&D


In particular, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced ambitious plans to dramatically increase public R&D investment to 22 billion pounds per year 2024-2025.… See more...

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How to develop an innovative game changing grant fundable project

Innovation game changing grant funding involves a competitive and often time-consuming application process.


To ensure a successful approach you need to have a defined project before commencing the bid writing process. By doing this, you’ll make certain the proper grant fit for your venture whilst maintaining a consistent narrative and alignment to your wider corporation strategy, catching the interest of the assessors and enhancing the high-quality of the proposition.


In this blog, our grant writing crew has put together 5 key focal point areas to assist you improve a grant fundable project, think of it as a pre-bid sanity check!… See more...

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UK Government Innovation Grants? Is it worth it?

During lockdown, the UK Government awarded over £130m of grant funding for Research and Development (R&D) activity to innovative businesses and their collaborators in the United Kingdom. The awardees were from multiple sectors including creative, engineering, digital health, education and sustainable energy.

With the Government relying heavily on UK innovators to reverse the Covid-19 downturn, vast sums of R&D grant funding are now in the pipeline for open competitions in late 2020 and early 2021. This means a substantial opportunity awaits innovative businesses of all stages that are willing to engage with the grant funding process.

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What’s the difference between a supply chain and a value chain?

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?


Supply Chain


A supply chain is the complex relationship between a company and its suppliers. From raw materials to producing and distributing a specific product or service, the supply chain represents the steps taken from raw materials to get the product or service to market.… See more...

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Innovate UK Project Reporting Requirements

You’ve made it thru the due diligence stage and the project is pending kick-off, but what is the best way to make sure that you remain compliant with Innovate UK’s reporting requirements and put your company in a correct position to secure follow-on grant funding? Grant undertaking management ensures your project is managed correctly.


Our project administration team has put together some helpful recommendation for successfully managing your project.


What is Innovate UK project reporting?


The purpose of Innovate UK’s reporting necessities is to ensure your grant-funded project is progressing in line with the scope, timeframes, and costs proposed in the unique application.… See more...