Affordable, flexible loans for later-stage R&D

Industry News | 01.10.2018

Affordable, flexible loans for later-stage R&D

Innovate UK is to offer up to £10 million in loans to SMEs for innovative late stage projects.  This is the final scheduled competition in the Government's £50 million innovation loans pilot programme.

The aim of this competition is to provide affordable, flexible repayment loans to help SMEs to undertake later-stage game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential across any sector or industry.  The deadline for registration for this Open Innovation Loans competition is 14th November and the application deadline is noon on 21st November 2018.  Find out more here.

Briefing events will take place across the UK during October to provide full details and competition scope. Register for an event near you.

Liverpool, Sensor City on 10th October

Oxford, Begbroke Science Park on 15th October

Port Talbot, on 16th October

Belfast, TechStartNI on 18th October

London, America Square Conference Centre on 19th October

Online webinar on 19th October

Glasgow, Strathclyde University (TBC)

Each briefing event organised by KTN, Innovate UK and EEN will provide background information on innovation loans and the approach to credit decision-making from Innovate UK, advice on how to prepare a compelling project application from the Knowledge Transfer Network and discussion on sources of funding for growth through innovation from the Enterprise Europe Network and local members of the innovation ecosystem.

 

Related Articles

Industry News | 24.08.2016

Pilotlight Edinburgh

READ MORE
Member News | 24.09.2018

EPCOR in project with Ideagen to upgrade safety and quality

READ MORE

Scotland's trade body for the digital technologies industry

Join Us
  • IS Ambitious...

    Driving engagement across different sectors enabling Scotland, the industry and your business to grow.

  • IS Progressive...

    Securing the talent of the future for the digital technologies industry is a priority for ScotlandIS.

  • IS Informed

    ScotlandIS has influence and connections within the industry in Scotland, the Scottish Government and the public sector. The positive work we do has implications for every business in the sector.

  • IS Knowledgeable

    Market intelligence, insight and connections to develop business opportunities and skills within your business.