Innovation can play a key role in addressing the needs of society or industry in these unprecedented times. As such, UK businesses can apply for a share of £20 million in a fast-track competition to develop new ways to tackle global disruption such as that caused by COVID-19.
The competition from Innovate UK is open until the 17April 2020 and businesses can attract up to £50,000 as an upfront grant payment. This would be to cover the full cost of a project lasting up to 6 months.
Ideas should aim to help key industries and services, and could be based around creating new ways to: connect; respond; support; adapt; and/or grow. This could be through the use of new technology and platforms or tools and resources.
Any size of business can apply and projects must be started by June 2020. More details about the competition and how to apply can be found at the government website.
For more information about financial help during the Coronavirus outbreak, visit our dedicated Coronavirus support page.
Since October 2021, The Apprenticeship Hub has provided free support to employers across York, North Yorkshire and East Riding to build their businesses through the uptake of apprenticeships.
Collaboration between universities and businesses can prove to be beneficial for both parties. In York, a partnership between York St John University and the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub is helping local businesses to flourish.
A shoe designer and retailer on Clifford Street has been chosen by the people of York to feature in a special film to highlight North Yorkshire’s ambition to become a net-zero carbon economy by the 2030s.
04th October 20227:00 pm - 9:00 pmFREE
If you are a start-up based in York or Harrogate, join this award-winning incubator designed to help grassroots entrepreneurs launch their business. StriveLive blends weekly live online training with regular one-to-one advice and on-demand online learning to make it simple and exciting to start a business.
05th October 20229:30 am - 4:00 pmFREE
This workshop on social media will help your understanding of what is right for your business & find a balance to hope you create what success looks like for you & your business online.
An opportunity for care homes registered in City of York Council or Harrogate Borough Council areas to receive fully funded staff training delivered in their premises. 'Empowering Choices' aims to enable health and social care professionals to become less risk averse with their clients in order to bring about better outcomes and improve their quality of life.
The York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub is working in collaboration with Harrogate Borough Council to deliver an extensive range of business support programmes. Starting from September 2022, these events will be held at venues in Harrogate and aim to support business owners, managers, and employees on a wide variety of subjects. These fully funded
The York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub is working in collaboration with City of York Council to deliver an extensive range of business support programmes. Starting from September 2022, these events will be held at venues in York and aim to support business owners, managers, and employees on a wide variety of subjects. These fully