Provides support to SME's in relation to digital improvements within the business
Business Support and Funding for Innovative Ideas either through grants or competition-based funding.
Innovation Networks is a grant scheme offering grants of up £10,000 to SMEs who are working with at least 2 other businesses to develop innovative new products, processes or services.
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives.
6 month programme of workshops plus 1-2-1 coaching for creative companies with at least four employees looking to grow (through finance). Creative industries: animation, architecture, fashion, TV, film, radio, music, fine art, craft, perfoming arts, design, museums, galleries, theatre.
Talent Cupboard matches SMEs looking for support with branding, websites (bespoke or monthly subscriptions) or social media with marketing graduates for a small fee (£400 for the branding). There is no public funding - it's entirely private.
Offers SME's specialist knowledge and expertise to help develop new solutions, processes and products
Non Grant project to develop company manufacturing process, technique to improve competitiveness.
Early Stage Equity Funding up to £750,000 for businesses looking to get their product off the ground
Innovate2succeed is an innovation management support programme designed to scale up your company. This is done by bringing groundbreaking ideas to market.
Founded by Founders4Schools and BCG Digital Ventures, supported by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport, Digital Boost aims to support the six million British small businesses and charities impacted by COVID-19 on their digitisation journey. Digital Boost does this by providing a community of digital expert volunteers to support charities and small businesses through “Boost Calls” (1-on-1 support calls) “Boost Workshops” (interactive webinars) and “Boost Skills” (curated resources on digitisation).
The Smart Concept Fund offers Proof of Concept (PoC) grant funding designed to support the commercialisation of new technologies. If successful, applicants will be awarded a grant of up to £30,000 at an intervention rate of up to 60% of approved project costs to help fund an approved product development project, subject to eligibility conditions.
Incubation hub for creative, tech and digital start-ups
Digital Incubator Hub for Innovative businesses or individuals.
Amazon Small Business Accelerator is a free, online educational programme for anyone who wants to start a new online business or grow an existing one.
Helping businesses develop new or improved energy efficient products