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Organisations and events that offer potential assistance to companies

Exploring Aberdeen's Fintech Ambition: 29th May

The UK Government “next-generation services” is a new fund for industry and research. The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund will invest £20million to help the service industry take advantage of new technologies. Jules Lancastle, Accelerator Manager at Elevator, and Steve Harrison of Scottish

Innovation Funding

The UK Government website for Innovation Funding services has a variety of funding opportunities e.g. Cyber Security – a share of £500K for academic startups Autonomous Vehicles Simulation – a share of £15M Innovative SMEs collaborating in research – a share of £2.5M It’s worth checking out at

Applications are open for the 2018 GovStart programme

GovStart is a 6-month growth programme to help startup companies work with the public sector. It recognises that startups are building exciting and transformative technology which can make a huge difference to central government services. Startups and many other small businesses struggle to do

The CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund

The CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund may be of interest to a number of companies with techbnology that can help the public sector to solve a number of challenges. HTe fund is availaable throughout Scotland and its aim is to: Find solutions for societal and service delivery challenges faced by the

Nationwide search begins for young space entrepreneurs

The UK Space Agency is offering young people expert advice for their ideas of how satellites could improve life on Earth and a share of a £50,000 prize. The SatelLife Challenge, now in its second year, is looking for innovative proposals from those aged 11 to 22 which have the potential to use data

Make it to Market grant - up to £5,000 available

Do you have a Business Gateway advisor and want to adapt your product to take overseas? If so then it’s worth looking at the Make it to Market grant which offers 70% funding of eligible cost between £2,000 and £5,000 You can use it for: New projects when product is beyond research and close to

Digital Health Technology Catalyst 2017: £8 million in grants available

Are you a UK based SME and have a Digital Health project that you intend to carry out in the UK? DESCRIPTION Innovate UK is to invest up to £8 million in Digital Health projects that develop new technology solutions to healthcare challenges. Feasibility projects must range in size from total

By Design Grant - Up to £5,000 Support from Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise is offering a grant of £2,000 to £5,000 to SMEs (Small to Medium Size Enterprises) to help improve design of new products and services for your business. It can be used for a number of things e.g. Sampling or Minimal Viable Product Design Service design or manufacture ready

Work Place Innovation Grant - upto £5,000 of support

Scottish Enterprise can provide a grant of up to £5,000 to support innovation in the workplace. Projects need to be to include at least two of the followin themes People To support motivating staff beyond pay - e.g. recognising the benefits of diversity, reward and supporting learning and

Aberdeen’s newest business centre opens its doors to local start-ups

A collaborative effort between Balmoral Group and Elevator has resulted in one of the most modern business centres in the North-east preparing to open its doors to new and developing business start-ups. The @balmoralHUB, situated at Balmoral Business Park on the south side of Aberdeen, is a purpose