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Funding for Start-Ups

Friday December 6, 2019 at 2:46pm
There are hundreds of grants available for entrepreneur and start-up companies that can save you money, lower your start-up costs and also help to grow your business. Grant schemes usually offer financial support, free equipment, tools and reduced costs for other vital resources. Using grants to get funding is a fantastic option as you won’t have to pay any interest, give away equity or even pay it back at all, making this option very appealing to start-up companies. 

But where can you get some advice and apply for a grant?

Below are some websites where you can get some advice and also apply for funding, explore the links below to find out more:

Innovate UK

Innovate UK, is part of a non-departmental public body which is funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government called, UK Research and Innovation. They drive business growth by working with start-up companies to connect them to business partners, customers and innovators that can help turn their ideas into physical products and services.

For more information on Innovate UK please visit their website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk

SETsquared

SETsquared, is an enterprise partnership and a dynamic collaboration between the top five leading research-led universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. Their drive is to turn innovation into thriving businesses and they have supported over 3,500 entrepreneurs since 2002.  Whichever stage you are at, even if you are a student, they have support programmes available to help you throughout your ventures’ lifecycle.

To find out more about SETsquared visit their website: https://www.setsquared.co.uk/about-us/

Marine South East

If your entrepreneur venture is within the marine sector this organisation might be for you. Marine Southeast is a not-for-profit organisation and they work with businesses across the marine and maritime sectors. Their aim to increase productivity through innovation, develop workforce development, skills, training initiatives and help raise the marine industry’s profile.

Interested in finding out more? Visit their website here: https://www.marinesoutheast.co.uk/Capabilities/

NATEP

The NATEP programme helps start-up companies in the aerospace supply chain to develop innovative technologies. They connect new businesses with existing customers to help grow your customer base. The programme not only offers grant funding, but also high calibre technical and management resource to help new companies and accelerate new businesses growth.

For more information on the NATEP programme visit their website: http://www.natep.org.uk/about

Are you a start-up company looking for FREE CAD Software and to bring your product to market faster? If so, it is worth checking our SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur Program. Click here to see if you are eligible: https://www.solidsolutions.co.uk/solidworks-industries/entrepreneurs-startups/cad-software.aspx

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