August, 2018


Extending the concessionary travel scheme


Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson has announced that the National Concessionary Travel Scheme will be extended to companions of eligible disabled children aged under five, which could result in over 3000 families and children additionally benefitting... (Continue reading)

Languages boost to deliver skilled workforce for UK’s businesses

Government Opportunities

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb unveils new drive to deliver a nation of confident linguists and ensure businesses have the skilled workers they need. A new drive to deliver a nation of confident linguists and ensure businesses have the skilled... (Continue reading)

Irish Water awards contract for major upgrade to the Vartry Water Treatment Plant


Irish Water has awarded the contract for the design, construction and commissioning of a new water treatment plant at existing Vartry Reservoir site to Veolia Water Ireland Ltd. Once completed the upgrade will secure the long-term future of the water... (Continue reading)

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Kingscourt water supply removal from the EPA Remedial Action List (RAL) following €3m investment


Irish Water has just completed a €3 million investment in the Kingscourt water supply which has led to its removal from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Remedial Action List (RAL). The EPA published its latest RAL this week and there... (Continue reading)

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jHub looks for medical ideas and innovations

Government Opportunities

jHub has an opportunity for the world’s most innovative medical suppliers to present their solutions to the UK armed forces through an open call for innovation. Launched In partnership with Medical innovation, the Med Surge initiative provides a unique opportunity... (Continue reading)

New ideas for tackling disease: apply for business funding

Department of Health

Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million to better detect, prevent, manage and treat disease and chronic health conditions. There is up to £15 million for new healthcare technologies, products and processes that support the most innovative opportunities... (Continue reading)

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British Business Bank launches £85m National Security Investment Fund (NSSIF) Programme to support development of advanced dual-use technologies

Government Opportunities

The British Business Bank has launched the £85m National Security Strategic Investment Fund (NSSIF) Programme, which will support long-term equity – ‘patient capital’ – investment in advanced technologies. The NSSIF Programme will build on the UK’s role as both a... (Continue reading)

Welsh companies need full Single Market access

Government Opportunities

Ahead of a meeting of UK Ministers about Brexit, Rebecca Evans visited TWI Technology Centre Wales in Port Talbot to hear from them how important access to the Single Market is to their business. TWI Ltd offers technology and ongoing... (Continue reading)

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Game-changing technologies for aerospace: apply for funding

Government Opportunities

Organisations can apply for a share of £150 million available this year for projects that will help to make the UK civil aerospace industry more competitive. The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Innovate... (Continue reading)

UK Government announces Edinburgh Fringe funding to promote new talent on global stage


The UK Government will provide £100,000 to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe to help it deliver a step change in how it showcases emerging artistic talent to the world, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright announced. The grant comes on the eve... (Continue reading)

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