Led by University of Lincoln, this funding initiative enables companies located in business incubation environments (e.g. business incubator, innovation centres, enterprise centres etc.) ‘fly the nest’ and prepare their next stage of growth. Here is the link to our dedicated website where interested companies will find more information about eligible criteria, application process etc.: www.growongrowth.co.uk. In a nutshell:
- The Grow on Growth Fund proposes grants between £20K and 100K to companies near to ‘incubation exit’
- Intervention rate = 40% max. Match funding (private sector) will need to be identified to 60% min.
- The grant covers capital assets mainly: capital investment in property, buildings and refurbishment costs; commercial rents; plant, machinery & equipment; IT and new technology; staff recruitment and training costs.
- The grant needs to be spent within 12 months max.
The scheme closes in March 2017 which leaves tenant companies time to plan how best to use this opportunity. For any further information, companies can contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday 14 May 2015, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Staffordshire Area) are holding a lecture / presentation titled Women in Engineering by Dr Carol Marsh CEng FIET SIEEE MInstP MIACR FWES Immediate Past President of the Womens Engineering Society (WES) at in R001, Science Centre, Staffordshire University (STOKE CAMPUS), Leek Road, Stoke-On-Trent, ST4 2DE.
Refreshments will be available from 19:00, with the event starting at 19:30.
The first half of this presentation describes Dr Carol Marshs career in engineering over the last 30 years, including how she became an engineer, her work in different industries, the advantages and disadvantages of working in a large international company compared to an SME.
The second half introduces the Womans Engineering Society (WES), its aims, objectives and current projects to inspire women to reach their full potential in engineering
Would it be possible for you to distribute the attached PDF poster to your local membership please? It is open to all and is free to attend.
Free month’s trial at BIC new start up Incubation Units in Stafford and Newcastle under Lyme
Only £45 plus VAT a week following first month’s free trial!
Includes office furniture, IMAC Computer with free broadband and one to one advice from BIC experienced and qualified business advisors.
We would like to congratulate everybody who was shortlisted for the Sentinel Business Awards on Tuesday 24 March 2015 and in particular to Jigsaw School Apps who won the Innovation Award sponsored by the BIC:
BIC Chairman Andrew Briggs seen here presenting the Award to Darren and Nathan from Jigsaw School Apps
Photograph courtesy of the Sentinel Newspapers
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