START2ACT programme for young SMEs and startups Free energy efficiency consulting and mentoring for startups and young SMEs
The aim of this project is to provide employees with opportunities to develop the skills that will enable them to progress into further education, an apprenticeship, or within work.
The university offers a range of Knowledge Transfer Programmes including KTP, KTS and KTI. These are cost effective ways to work collaboratively with the UoS, enabling access to new knowledge, skills and technology.
The Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grants to help businesses who want to take part in overseas trade exhibitions and increase their knowledge about markets.
Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector
Highly experienced advisors who tailoring help to the customers needs, whatever their trading status, location or personal circumstances.
Having your business listed in local business directories is a great tool for extending your reach.
Excellent Science is one of the three parts of the Horizon 2020 framework programme. This part is divided into four distinct programmes, whose common objective is to “reinforce and extend the excellence of the Union’s science base” in order to further the European Research Area (ERA) and make the European research and innovation system more competitive compared to other parts of the world.
Improve the way you manage innovation, commercialise great ideas and grow your business. Innovation should be a driving force in your business, helping you launch new products or services at home and abroad. We can help you nurture innovation more effectively in order to rapidly commercialise concepts, scale up your business and grow your bottom line.
This innovation charity has a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. Nesta is dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve all our lives, with activities ranging from early stage investment to in-depth research and practical programmes.
A comprehensive listing of sector organisations and groups that businesses can join.
Horizon 2020 funds high-potential innovation through a dedicated SME instrument, which offers seamless business innovation support
The Space to Accelerate Programme forms part of the national UK Space Incubation Network, which is comprised of a growing number of incubators dedicated to identifying and accelerating the growth of start-up and scale-ups that are leveraging space technology as a critical asset in their businesses.
With the emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges, Horizon 2020's goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
The Commission makes direct financial contributions in the form of grants in support of projects or organisations which further the interests of the EU or contribute to the implementation of an EU programme or policy.
Eurostars is a programme that supports research-performing small and medium enterprises, which develop innovative products, processes and services, to gain competitive advantage. Eurostars does this by providing funding for transnational innovation projects; the products of which are then rapidly commercialised
COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) running from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of €2.3bn
Social Enterprise & Charity Funding
Innovation Union is the European Union strategy to create an innovation-friendly environment that makes it easier for great ideas to be turned into products and services that will bring our economy growth and jobs. The EU provides SME-tailored support to stimulate all forms of innovation in SMEs, targeting those with the potential to grow and internationalise across the single market and beyond.