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FSPA & Lboro R&D Day - Funding Sources


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FSPA & Lboro R&D Day - Funding Sources

  1. 1. Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />How to Secure External Funding for <br />Research and Development<br />
  2. 2. Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br /><ul><li>Grants
  3. 3. Investment Funds
  4. 4. Business Angels
  5. 5. Collaborators with a route to market</li></li></ul><li>Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />Grants<br />[East Midlands] Regional Development Agency<br />‘Solutions for Business’ Scheme<br />Grants for Research and Development (national)<br />Grants for Business Investment (national)<br />I Nets (regional)<br />Pathfinder grants (regional)<br />
  6. 6. Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />Grant for Research and Development<br />
  7. 7. Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />Grants for Research and Development<br /><ul><li>Technological innovation (usually means a </li></ul> patent application)<br /><ul><li>Level of technical risk
  8. 8. Commercial prospects
  9. 9. Need for grant and business impact
  10. 10. Experience, skills and track record of applicant </li></ul>and business<br />2 stage process – expression of interest, then full bid<br />
  11. 11. Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />Grants for Business Investment<br /><ul><li>Up to £2 million available, but as part of a </li></ul> larger scheme (10 – 35%)<br /><ul><li>Capital expenditure on fixed assets
  12. 12. Must create new or safeguard existing jobs
  13. 13. Must make your business more competitive, </li></ul>and have regional and national benefits<br />
  14. 14. Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />I Nets<br />I Nets<br /><ul><li>Transport
  15. 15. Food and Drink
  16. 16. Sustainable Construction
  17. 17. Healthcare and Bioscience</li></li></ul><li>Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />European Funding<br />European Funding<br />Framework 7 Budget of €53 billion<br />Five Programmes:<br /><ul><li>Co-operation
  18. 18. Ideas
  19. 19. People
  20. 20. Capacities
  21. 21. Nuclear Research</li></li></ul><li>Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />Framework 7<br />GOALS:<br /><ul><li>To gain leadership in key scientific and technology areas
  22. 22. To stimulate the creativity and excellence of European research
  23. 23. To develop and strengthen the human potential of European </li></ul> research<br /><ul><li>To enhance research and innovation capacity throughout Europe</li></li></ul><li>Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />Framework 7<br />64% for Co-operation<br />15% for Ideas<br />9% for People<br />9% for Capacities<br />Co-operation breaks down into 10 themed priorities<br />(including health and socio economic sciences)<br />Calls for Proposals are announced periodically.<br />Currently 51 calls<br />All involve collaboration with other European companies<br />
  24. 24. Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />Technology Strategy Board<br />Technology Strategy Board<br />£711 Million to spend 2008 -2011<br />Supports research and development projects<br />Examples: building performance evaluation; <br />energy; low carbon vehicles<br />
  25. 25. Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />Other Grant givers<br />The Carbon Trust – low carbon projects. 16% success rate<br />NESTA – invest in healthcare and other areas. <br />No longer give grants<br />European Space Agency – will invest in prototype <br />development, if it can be applied to space<br />
  26. 26. Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />Other sources of help<br />Connect Midlands<br />Can help to get your business investment ready<br />Prospect IP<br />Can help review your IP and markets<br />Manufacturing Advisory Service <br />Can help with small grants of £3k to look at <br />Technical issues<br />
  27. 27. Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />Contact details<br />Jo Derbyshire<br />Derbyshire Associates Ltd<br />9 Packington Hill<br />Kegworth<br />Derby<br />DE74 2DF<br />01509 673947<br />0772 7092439<br />