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£40m raised for SW innovators with Innovate UK EDGE in 2021

Since launching in January 2021, Innovate UK EDGE has driven growth across the South West, helping regional innovators to raise over £27m in equity investments and loans, and more than £13m in grant funding.

Ambitious businesses from Penzance to Cheltenham have worked with Innovate UK EDGE Finance Specialists to identify appropriate funding sources, become investment ready and submit...

Innovate UK commits to £2m in funding for SETsquared to stimulate business growth in the South West

SETsquared has been guaranteed an additional £2m funding from Innovate UK, a non-departmental public body providing support to companies by way of finances and business support.

The funds will be used to run a second phase of the Regional Angel Investment Accelerator (RAIA) scheme, a process which will be supported by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) in partnership with...

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Competition opens to support female entrepreneurs from across the UK

Innovate UK , as part of UK Research and Innovation , today opens the Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22.

20 female entrepreneurs across the UK will be selected for the award, which consists of a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.

The aim of this competition is to find women with exciting, innovative ideas and ambitious plans...

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South West innovators urged to apply for £25m funding pot

A free webinar run by Innovate UK will show entrepreneurs in the South West how to apply for a share of £25m in R&D grants to support their businesses.

Innovate UK grants are a significant source of funding for companies with cutting-edge research and development (R&D). Last year the agency, which is part of the government’s UK Research and Innovation, helped businesses in...