ERDF open call: Innovation and SME competitiveness

The following calls are open for applications in D2N2:

  • Priority Axis 1- Promoting Research and Innovation
  • Priority Axis 3 – Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Employers

For more information please click on the links below.

Priority Axis 1- Promoting Research and Innovation

This call is looking to support research and innovation, specifically;

  • enhancing research and innovation infrastructure and capacities to develop research and innovation excellence and promoting centres of competence, in particular those of European interest
  • promoting business investment in research and innovation

Up to £4,200,000 of funding is available through this call.

A minimum value of £500,000 of European Regional Development funding can be applied for.

Match Funding

Applicants must identify that they can provide eligible match funding at 50% of total project costs

Location

Projects put forward under this call must cover the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area.

Call Documentation

The call documentation and more information on this call can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/research-and-innovation-call-in-derby-derbyshire-nottingham-and-nottinghamshire-oc08r17p-0656

Deadlines

Outline application deadline: 26 January 2018

Completion date

It is anticipated that funding from this call will be awarded for up to 3 years.

 

Priority Axis 3 – Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Employers

This call is looking to enhance the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by specifically:

  • Promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators
  • Supporting the creation and the extension of advanced capacities for products, services and development
  • Supporting the capacity of SME’s to grow in regional, national and international markets and to engage in innovation processes

Up to £10,200,000 of funding is available through this call.

A minimum value of £500,000 of European Regional Development funding can be applied for.

Match Funding

Applicants must identify that they can provide eligible match funding at 50% of total project costs

Location

Project’s put forward under this call must cover the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area.

Call Documentation

The call documentation and more information on this call can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/sme-support-call-in-derby-derbyshire-nottingham-and-nottinghamshire-oc08r17p-0657

Deadlines

Outline application deadline: 26 January 2018

Completion date

It is anticipated that funding from this call will be awarded for up to 3 years.

 

Support available

Prospective applicants interested in delivering the programme can contact Richard Kirkland, D2N2 European Structural and Investment Fund Coordinator on email richard.kirkland@d2n2lep.org for more information.

To support organisations to understand the strategic priorities of this call D2N2 LEP will be hosting free workshop across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The events will be held at the following venues and dates:

  • Monday 11 December 2017 at the Winding Wheel Chesterfield S41 7SA
  • Thursday 14 December 2017 – Nottingham Mechanics NG1 4EZ
  • Tuesday 9 January 2018 – Derbyshire County Cricket Club DE21 6DA
  • Thursday 11 January 2018 – Oakham Suite, Mansfield, NG18 4AE

All workshops will commence at 10am and close at 2pm.

A free networking lunch will be available at all events.

To book your place at any of the venues, please follow this link:

https://innovation_and_sme_competitiveness_workshops.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Article uploaded 11/12/17

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