What is the new Innovate UK Smart Grant?

What is the new Innovate UK Smart Grant?

In April 2022, Innovate UK launched a new Smart Grant competition that offers between £50,000 and £2million to innovative SMEs based in the UK. The Innovate UK Smart Grant has gone through a few changes in the last 10 years and this latest iteration for 2022 has a few...
Innovation Grant Funding in the 20’s

Innovation Grant Funding in the 20’s

Multidisciplinary is the first word that springs to mind when I think about innovation grant funding since 2020. There has been a distinct move on behalf of grant funders in recent years to embrace technology, expand the range of funding for innovation and align with...
£265k R&D Grant for Wearable Robotics Tech Startup

£265k R&D Grant for Wearable Robotics Tech Startup

Tonus Tech is one of those great stories – and the story is getting more and more exciting. This month (February 2022) the team, that have bootstrapped their way to a prototype wearable technology that has piqued the interest of physiotherapy and gym chains across the...
Crowdfunding for Impact Ventures

Crowdfunding for Impact Ventures

In part four of our funding series, we take a look at the different types of crowdfunding and how appealing to multiple smaller investors unlocks new funding opportunities. For more on venture funding, check out the previous posts on grant, impact and equity funding....
The best time to hire a grant writer

The best time to hire a grant writer

If I was a CEO, when would I hire a grant writer? Whilst I like the intention behind “fail early”, there are surely some lessons we can learn that mean we are more likely to “succeed early”. I have been writing grants since 2009. What if I were the tech entrepreneur...