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European Regional Development Fund


The European Regional Development Fund provides support to encourage research, development and innovation, create and grow SMEs, develop a low carbon economy and reduce the environmental risk to businesses. Investments to date have been made to accelerate the creation of a Thames Valley Science Park (£5m) and extend the life of the Berkshire Business Growth Hub, to February 2021 (£750,000).

Call Open  

Knowledge Accelerator

This is a multi-LEP call (Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, Enterprise M3 LEP, Dorset LEP, Solent LEP, Coast to Capital LEP and South East LEP). The specification, in line with the recommendations of the Innovation South Science and Innovation Audit, sets to pull emerging technologies from the R&D stage into the market, allowing for economic growth.

Details available by clicking here. Closing date is Friday 20 April 2018.