Grant and funding opportunities for companies in the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor

24th May 2019

Grant funding is vital to many businesses in the region, and here we highlight some of the programmes and competitions currently open to ambitious tech firms.

Take your business to Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress is one of Europe's biggest tech shows

Do you want to grow your business? Showcase your company to industry leaders? Represent our region on the world stage?

Norfolk & Suffolk Unlimited and Invest East are giving six SME companies from Norfolk and Suffolk the chance to be part of the Norfolk and Suffolk trade delegation to Mobile World Congress, which takes place in Barcelona from 24-27 February.

The selected companies will receive ERDF-funded attendance, accommodation and travel to showcase the region and benefit from support to explore international growth opportunities.

Find out more about Mobile World Congress and why you should attend, here.

Apply for to be part of the trade mission here, or for more information email Michael.Cousens@norfolk.gov.uk, or call 01603 222731.

International opportunities

Take your business global with GBIP

The Global Business Innovation Programme has a number of trips planned for next year, with applications open now. The deadline for an agri-tech mission to Australia, taking place in February, is next Monday. A last minute mission to Canada is also in the pipeline, with applications open now. Other current open GBIP opportunities include:

Business events growth programme

The Business Events Growth Programme (formerly known as the Event Support Programme) forms part of Government’s commitment to build the business events sector, supporting the attraction of international business events which align with the Government’s priority industry sectors, and growing the international profile of business events in the UK.

VisitBritain has been tasked by Government to promote business event tourism through the establishment of a Business Events Growth Programme for winning international events to the UK, and developing and internationalising growth events already in the UK.

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to support two different types of events:

  • Bid Enhancement & Support for the winning of new international business events for the UK (formerly Live Bids)
  • International Delegate Growth to support the growth of existing business events in the UK (formerly Internationalising Growth Events)

Click here to find out more.