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Technology Strategy Board - stimulating UK innovation - innovateuk

Technology Strategy Board - stimulating UK innovation - innovateuk

Rural Development Programme for England The Rural Development Programme for England provides money for projects to improve agriculture, the environment and rural life. Funding goes to schemes to: improve rural life and businesses promote environmentally friendly ways of managing land sustain existing and create new areas of woodlands Who can apply for funding You may be able to apply for funding if you’re: a farmer or grower a rural business owner living in a rural community managing land or woodland Read about current schemes and deadlines to apply for funding. Local Action Groups Some funding also goes to Local Action Groups (LAGs). Contact your nearest LAG to: find out what projects are going on in your area suggest a local project find out if you could get funding for a project or business

Strategy and Evidence Plans « Evidence: science, statistics, economics, research Research and analysis provides evidence for decision-making, ensuring Defra’s polices are based on a sound, comprehensive understanding of current evidence. It helps us find new policy solutions and identify and tackle future issues. We use the term ‘evidence’ to encompass material from a variety of disciplines – science research, statistics, economics, social research or operational research, and geographical information. We use a variety of quality assurance processes. Science research To inform sound policy-making, Defra needs access to the right information and to be confident of the quality of that information. Science and research projects Information about individual projects is available in the science and research projects database Research funding We fund research through competitions which are advertised - see applying for research funding in Defra. Science Advisory Council Statistics Economics Social research Operational research Geographical information Quality assurance Peer review

Business Startup Seedcorn Finance: £50k to £500k - Business Funding from South Yorkshire Investment Fund: Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster & Barnsley Home > Business Finance > Seedcorn South Yorkshire Investment Fund has given its support to Iceotope Ltd with a £300,000 Seedcorn Fund investment. The Seedcorn Fund aimed to back early stage technology-based ventures which have the potential to become “beacon companies” for the region. The fund filled a gap in the local finance market for ventures that were often seen as too risky for mainstream providers or which require more hands-on support from a specialist investor. Clients were companies that were based on new and innovative technology with ideas that had strong potential and once in the market, were capable of rapid growth and returns of many multiples of their original investment. The fund provided investment from £50k to £500k over the lifetime of those companies that show the most commercial potential. We could help your business if you were: We invested in proposals we believe had: Seedcorn Fund Details: How to Apply

Scottish Funding for Research Research Excellence Grant The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 gave us a measure of the quality of research carried out in Scotland. Following RAE 2008, SFC replaced its Main Quality Research Grant and Research Development Foundation Grant with the Research Excellence Grant (REG) in academic year (AY) 2009-10. The funding model for REG accommodates the results of the RAE 2008, and continues to underpin the structure and value of the dual support system. In broad terms, developing the policy for REG was informed by these needs or requirements: In the indicative main grant letter for AY 2012-13, we announced an increase to REG of £10 million to £223 million. 2* research has been removed from the quality profile and the differential in the quality weighting adjusted matching quality weightings being applied elsewhere in the UK. SFC is reviewing the underlying model for the distribution of REG in advance of the Research Excellence Framework in 2014. Additional information

Available Grants | UK Business Grants and Funding Opportunities - Business Grants DirectUK Business Grants and Funding Opportunities – Business Grants Direct Our service is free to apply.Your information is 100% secure, and we never pass on or sell your information.We will apply for all grants relevant to your information that you provide us with.Grants change on a monthly basis, please find below funding program’s we currently have access to. Grant N11H3 Products/Equipment Grant Program (D011) Non -Repayable GrantSuccessful applicants awarded between £3,500 - £15,500Decision within 21 daysUp to 40 days to process the grantWe help 1 in 2 people that apply (approx) Grant N94H2 Web Design + SEO Program (DO3) Successful applicants awarded between £900 - £9,500Grant is effective to boost consumer spending in the UKClient contribution maybe required.Decision within 21 daysUp to 21 days to process the grantWe help 1 in 2 people that apply (approx) Grant N66C4 Expenditure Allowance Grant Program (D064) Grant N99H2 Training and Recruitment Grant Program (D07) Grant N88H2 Property Improvement Grant Program (D012)

Home - Global Food Security Grants - where to get them by The Startups Team Updated: Mar 19, 2014 Published: Jul 31, 2003 It is just not possible to say exactly how many grants for business schemes there are out there. For example, there are often over 3,000 grant schemes running for UK businesses at any open time, not including those offered by local authorities. They can however generally be put into one of three categories; government, European and local. Government National government grants for small businesses come from both the UK government but also the Scottish Parliament, Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies and each of these has its own departments and agencies, which hand out the money based on their own criteria and objectives. European The European Union is a huge source of funds for businesses of all sizes, and the money is usually distributed through the European Commission. Each grant scheme has its own set of criteria to determine whether a firm or project is worthy of its money. A bit more straightforward this one.

N Ireland - Higher Education Policy & Funding - Department for Employment and Learning Higher Education Policy in the Department consists of two branches: Higher Education Policy Branch and Higher Education Widening Participation branch. Higher Education Policy Branch The aim of Higher Education Policy branch is to develop, communicate and evaluate higher education policy for Northern Ireland, in consultation with the sector, and other regions of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The main business areas of Higher Education Policy Branch are: Quality Assurance and Teaching and Learning - Higher Education Policy manages a range of teaching and learning initiatives and activities and, to this end, assesses, approves and appropriately manages funding allocations to support the core activities of Northern Ireland Higher Education Institutions.International Activity - this is an area of growing importance for the Department in the context of an increasingly international labour market and increased competition for international students worldwide. - Science Parks 3M Buckley Andrew Porter Ltd BioPark Bridge Innovation Centre Carter Jonas CB Richard Ellis Design Council Discovery Park essensys Gambica Harborough Innovation Centre IBI Nightingale Imperial Incubator Imperial West Mansfield i- Centre Menai Science Park NETPark Optic Overbury PERA Technology PraxisUnico Savills Scott Brownrigg Stoneleigh Park Tamana InTech Park (TIP) Webropol Worksop Turbine Zhongguancun Science Park

Reports and publications | Our work This project explored the increasing pressures on the global food system between now and 2050. It highlights the decisions that policy makers need to take today, and in the years ahead, to ensure that a global population rising to 9 billion or more can be fed in a fair and sustainable way. The project focused on 5 challenges for the future: balancing future demand and supply sustainably - to ensure that food supplies are affordable ensuring that there is stability in food prices - and protecting the most vulnerable from the volatility that does occur achieving global access to food and ending hunger - recognising that producing enough food in the world so that everyone can potentially be fed is not the same thing as ensuring food security for all managing the contribution of the food system to the mitigation of climate change maintaining biodiversity and ecosystems while feeding the world Over 100 peer-reviewed evidence papers were commissioned to inform the analysis.

Start Up Loans - Start-Up Co Why the Foundation Funds Research in Crop Biotechnology We invest in the following strategic areas that we believe will help address the challenges and local realities faced by farming families in the developing world. Research and Development Researchers are seeking ways to combat crop disease such as those infecting the cassava plants on this Tanzania farm. We support research to develop more productive and nutritious varieties of the staple crops grown and consumed by farming families. Agricultural Policies Timely, relevant, and accurate information is crucial to farmers. Livestock Livestock is a key part of farming in developing countries and is crucial to the livelihoods of more than 900 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Access and Market Systems New programs enable farmers to access crop-related information via cell-phone We support efforts to get new and appropriate tools and farming practices into the hands of farmers. Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy