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£2.7m of EU funds to grow social businesses in Wales

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Economy Secretary, Ken Skates has announced an additional £2.7m of EU investment to help grow social businesses and create sustainable jobs in communities across Wales. Since 2017 the Social Business Growth Fund has provided social businesses in Wales with a... (Continue reading)

Investing in the Malawian economy

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Two innovative companies in Malawi will benefit from funding from the Scottish African Lakes Company – established to manage £1 million of investment from the Scottish Government that is match funded by private investors to give a total of £2... (Continue reading)

Benefit from a business-academic partnership: apply for funding

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Up to £40 million is available this financial year for businesses to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership. Translate the latest research into commercial success Knowledge Transfer Partnerships offer funding and... (Continue reading)

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Multi-million-pound competition to destroy battlefield chemical weapons launched by UK and US

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The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), part of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and UK Ministry of Defence, has launched the ‘Don’t Blow It!’ competition, the first joint UK-US industry competition run by DASA and funded by the MOD... (Continue reading)

PM announces ten cities shortlisted for major transport funding across England

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Communities across the UK will benefit from £840 million to upgrade public transport links, the Prime Minister announced yesterday (Thursday 27 September 2018). The shortlist of ten city regions marks the next stage of the £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund... (Continue reading)

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Council to progress Quay Wall projects with third parties on the Clyde

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Glasgow City Council is to work with the third party owners of quay walls on the Clyde close to the city centre to help unlock the full potential of the waterfront and continue the river’s regeneration by upgrading and repairing... (Continue reading)

Mayor helps boroughs target toxic air hot spots with £6million fund

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today ( Thursday September 27 2018) called for boroughs to bid for a share of £6 million funding to help target local pollution hot spots and drastically improve air quality. The funding is... (Continue reading)

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Mayor unveils first projects to benefit from £112m investment fund

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has revealed the first projects to be supported by a £112 million investment fund, generated from growth in business rate receipts in the capital. Part of the funding announced today will go directly into... (Continue reading)

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Universities unveil City Region Deal plan to tackle digital skills gap

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Pupils at Newbattle High School took part in a digital workshop last week to mark the launch of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal Data-Driven Innovation initiative. £661 million initiative The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University... (Continue reading)

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New action plan to boost Scotland’s cyber security industry

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A new action plan will encourage the growth of innovative Scottish cyber security research to deliver world-leading cyber security goods and services. The Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise will work with key partners to ensure Scotland fully exploits the economic... (Continue reading)

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