25.10.2016 0 Comments

Do you have a bright solution to reduce carbon emissions?

Do you have a bright solution to reduce carbon emissions?

The Shell Springboard programme supports UK businesses who do with up to £150,000 of funding and support to scale-up their enterprise.

One national winner of the programme will receive £150,000, while five regional winners will each receive £40,000 of equity-free funding, as well as support from leading academics, investors and policy makers to help scale-up their enterprises.

The programme is open to applications until Friday 28 October 2016.

Since its launch in 2005, the Shell Springboard programme has awarded more than £3.5 million to 92 different enterprises operating in the low carbon economy.

Read more about the Shell Springboard programme online.

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Coming up with new ideas and making the most of them is a major step along the road to growth, but if you cannot capitalise on a great idea, it becomes merely a chance that got away.

Innovate UK

The UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, works with businesses to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. They have helped more than 5,000 innovative companies with projects estimated to add £7.5 billion to the UK economy and create 35,000 extra new jobs.

There is a huge amount of funding and support available for innovators, so sign up for email notifications from Innovate UK on all the opportunities you could take advantage of.

Knowledge Transfer Networks

Established to speed up innovation and find markets for new ideas, Knowledge Transfer Networks (KTN) have specialist teams covering every sector and have helped thousands of businesses secure funding to drive their innovation. KTN also continues to support those businesses after investment to ensure they succeed.

Ensure you keep up to speed with everything KTN has to offer by signing up to receive email updates via this quick form.

Business Support

For local business support, visit the Buckinghamshire Business First  funding and finance  area to see what’s available. If you’re based in and around Buckinghamshire you can contact the business support team to discuss your requirements: email BusinessSupport@bbf.uk.com or call 01494 568941 or find your nearest growth hub on the LEP Network website www.lepnetwork.net/growth-hubs/