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Managing traffic in real time: apply for funding

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UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £250,000 to develop innovative new ways of using high-quality data to ease traffic congestion (August 10th). Traffic congestion is an issue across the UK, particularly in large urban areas where... (Continue reading)

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Billion-pound backing for British innovation

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Britain’s world-leading researchers and entrepreneurs will benefit from an additional £780 million to create the technologies of tomorrow, the Chancellor announced today (10 August 2018). Philip Hammond will expand successful ‘catapult centres’ which are fuelling innovation across the country as... (Continue reading)

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Cycle routes in the frame for nearly £7m

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Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has pledged an extra £3.9m to develop the National Cycle Network in Scotland, bringing the total to £6.9m for 2018/19 (August 10th). The move will fund a series of infrastructure improvements to make it easier and... (Continue reading)

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Energy sector firms encouraged to consider Decommissioning Challenge Fund

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Energy sector supply chain companies across the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to consider applying to the Decommissioning Challenge Fund (DCF). The move follows an announcement (Thursday 9 August) by energy Minister, Paul... (Continue reading)

£200,000 investment for eight new Greenway designs

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The Department for Infrastructure and the Public Health Agency have announced funding of £200,000 to develop plans for eight new Greenway schemes (August 9th). The funding has been provided under Stage 3 of the ‘Small Grants Programme for Greenways’ and... (Continue reading)

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Local Rail Development Fund set to award grants of £681k

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Ten local communities will be the first to benefit from a new Scottish Government rail fund worth £2m (August 9th). Successful applicants to the Local Rail Development Fund were announced today by Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and... (Continue reading)

Double celebration for Scottish social enterprise accelerator

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Delivered by Firstport, ‘LaunchMe’ supports ambitious social enterprises to achieve scale, by getting them investment ready and directly connecting them with investors looking for social as well as financial returns. In addition to initial seed funding, selected participants have the... (Continue reading)

NPIF investment enables development of new medical technologies

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Liverpool-based Newtec has secured a £500,000 investment from NPIF – Maven Equity Finance which is managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to help launch a new medical product to the market that has... (Continue reading)

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Decommissioning challenge fund expanded

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Further support available for Scottish decommissioning projects (August 9th). An additional £5 million has been made available to the supply chain in Scotland to help maximise the economic benefit from the decommissioning of North Sea infrastructure. Minister for Energy, Connectivity... (Continue reading)

Global access to reliable energy: apply for funding

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Innovate UK has up to £10 million to invest in innovative, market-focused energy technologies through the Energy Catalyst funding programme (August 9th). Round 6 of the Energy Catalyst will support energy innovations across all technologies, sectors and international markets to... (Continue reading)

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