Category Archives for Grants

The CEO Growth Challenge

The Cambridge Judge Business School, in partnership with Santander Bank, is launching the CEO Growth Challenge, an innovative programme which aims to dramatically enhance the performance and competitiveness of ten high potential companies in the East of England. CJBS and Santander are keen to work with ambitious teams, each committed to achieving extraordinary results.

£10m Internet of Things competition for UK cities launched

Cities and businesses can bid for a £10m government fund to revolutionise the way the Internet of Things benefits citizens by offering environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and more efficient and effective delivery of services such as transport, healthcare and energy.

Smart 2015/16 – The Grant for SME Innovation

Smart, a grant scheme coordinated by Innovate UK, offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could emerge.

SMEs’ Internationalisation through EU-Japan Cluster Cooperation

A heavily subsidised mission to Japan for SMEs and ICT clusters has been announced for October 26-31. Assistance is provided with prospecting and B2B meetings at Japan IT Week.

Where to go for funding when all you’re hearing is “No”?

So, you run a revenue generating business with strong growth potential based on a product or service that meets a specific need, in a sector that is growing. You and your team are keen to build the business but you need funding to take it to the next level. But that’s where you’re stuck. You’ve talked to the banks and they’re not playing ball. It seems it’s all in the balance sheet; they want to see robust sales with consistent growth. You can show the sales but, for various reasons, your running costs, margins and volume aren’t what they could be, so the balance sheet doesn’t look pretty and your growth strategy isn’t cutting it.

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