Growth Through Innovation Fund

Invest in innovation, research and development

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Grants up to £25,000 to help your business invest in innovation, research and development.

If you have plans to invest in a research and development (R&D) or innovation project, you could benefit from a grant of between £1,000 and £25,000 from New Anglia LEP’s Growth Through Innovation Fund.

The grant can pay up to 50% of the total eligible costs of your projects.

  • Are you planning to undertake an industrial research or experimental development project
  • Are you planning Process or Organisational Innovation?
  • Do you need services/assistance of external consultants to work on R&D or innovation activities?
  • Do you want to obtain or validate patents?
  • Would you like to use services of highly qualified personnel from a research/knowledge organisation or a large company working on R&D and innovation activities

The Growth Through Innovation Fund, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, has awarded nearly £784k to 45 projects, generating £950k private match funding.
Figures: November 2021

Watch this video to hear from three companies which have benefited from the scheme.

Call the Growth Hub on 0300 333 6536 or email [email protected] to discuss your R&D or innovation project with a Business Growth Adviser.

For more information, including eligibility and the application process, read the Growth Through Innovation Fund FAQs here

 

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Growth Through Innovation Fund

A Norfolk music production company is establishing a library music business that will provide audiovisual products and services to clients around the world – supported by a grant from the Growth Through Innovation Fund.

Just Another Label, based near Diss, is investing in technology to develop a unique search engine and database of music for media, audio mastering, promotional and music videos.

Femi Olasehinde of Just Another Label said: “Developing this new system will improve our efficiency and make it much easier for our clients. They can see their account details, catalogues and statements in real-time – that wasn’t previously available to them at all.

“There is no system available on the market that can cope with our needs so we’re pleased to be able to access some grant support to develop our own database.

“It gives us access to a huge amount of data which is really valuable to us as a business and it gives us power over our competitors. Automating those processes has also free time for us to focus on other parts of the business.”

He said that working with the New Anglia Growth Hub was straightforward. “I found them really helpful and their support is definitely appreciated.

“The process is straightforward and as we were able to show them a clear plan for our project and what we wanted to do, it was easy to talk through our idea and complete the application.”

 

other grants available

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