Author: Georgina Swain

The Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Award is an international competition for startups and young companies worldwide who are working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change. In the last four years, the award has received more than 2,300 applications from 102 countries. SET is powered by the German Energy Agency (dena), in cooperation with the World Energy Council. The five categories of the fifth...

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If you are a high growth business with ambitions to expand, the NatWest Accelerator programme could help. You may be looking to build your team, venture into new markets or seeking further investment. The programme could help you gain the knowledge and skills to excel in a range of business areas including: Accessing new markets Attracting talent and building an effective team Access to growth funding ...

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has opened the new Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: Autumn 2021 competition window. Businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can bid for a share of up to £60 million in grant funding through the new competition window, which is open for applications until 6 December 2021. The competition will provide grant funding towards the costs...

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A recent landmark tribunal victory against HMRC, pertaining to a disputed £1 million Research & Development (R&D) tax relief claim, Quinn (London) Limited v Revenue & Customs, has important implications for all limited companies seeking to claim R&D tax relief, particularly Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). The landmark First-tier Tribunal (FTT) judgment regarding SME R&D tax relief and subsidised R&D expenditure was based upon an...

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The Chancellor announced in his Autumn Budget that R&D tax reliefs would be reformed to support modern research methods. As part of Tax Administration and Maintenance Day, the Government has now set out further plans to continue building a modern, simple and effective tax system - which helps taxpayers get their tax right the first time - as well as the next steps for the...

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Enterprise Nation is partnering with Aviva and Smart Energy GB to help businesses implement sustainable best practices that deliver a positive impact on the planet, society, and the economy. The programme has been designed to support small and medium businesses and business owners by increasing their understanding of environmental and social issues in the UK, showcasing relatable role models, building sustainable ventures, plus encouraging change through...

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The Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF) is now accepting third call applications. The SIF programme focuses on delivering longer term, cutting-edge innovation across the seafood sector, and helping to take innovative ideas from early-stage research to commercial viability. The programme includes: primary producers onshore supply chains marine and diadromous fisheries marine and land-based aquaculture The programme excludes: freshwater fishing recreational fishing This call is open for feasibility studies only. The...

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Grants of up to £5,000 are now available to help UK businesses collaborate with partners in other countries to develop bids for Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe. The funding, provided by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, aims to develop collaborative activity between UK and EU/associated countries’ entities. This activity should focus on Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, which is Global Challenges and...

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IETF Phase 2 provides grant funding for feasibility and engineering studies, industrial energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation projects. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has opened the new Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: Autumn 2021 competition window. Businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can bid for a share of up to £60 million in grant funding through the new competition window,...

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The Red Diesel Replacement competition aims to accelerate the commercialisation of low carbon red diesel alternatives. The £40 million Red Diesel Replacement competition aims to support the development and demonstration of low carbon fuel and system alternatives to red diesel for the construction, and mining and quarrying sectors. The competition will support the decarbonisation of these high-impact sectors that will be affected by the partial...

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