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Business Writers: Reading round-up 14 April 2024

1) New funding for small and growing businesses in Freeport East region

Two new growth funds, with a combined value up to £800,000, are now open for applications – application deadline 10 May 2024. These funds aim to support innovations and individuals in high potential sectors, including green energy. More details here: £800,000 Freeport East Growth Funds Now Open – Freeport East.

2) Funding awarded to Norfolk and Suffolk Agri-Tech and Food Tech businesses

Selected SMEs are to receive Innovate UK Launchpad grants totalling £1.097m to support innovative projects and collaborative R&D with local universities and research institutes. The businesses operate across Agri-Tech, Food Tech, Agri-Biotech and Aquaculture. More details, including how your business can apply for future Innovate UK Launchpad grants, here: Norfolk and Suffolk Agri-Tech and Food Tech businesses secure £1.097m from Round One of the Innovate UK Launchpad Programme – Connected Innovation.

3) Tech companies invited to CTW24

Cambridge Technology Week is looking for innovative tech companies to showcase their products and services to global organisations, technology integrators and investors. If you have what it takes, check out the Innovation Alley application details for CTW24 in September. Innovation Alley – Exhibitor call – Cambridge Tech Week.

4) The importance of evidence and data in understanding food systems

New event – 15 May 2024 – for scientists and policy maker hosted by The Norwich Institute for Sustainable Development. Evidence and Data: Spotlighting their Importance on Food Systems (nisd.ac.uk).

5) The Amazon Future Engineer bursary

A national bursary programme to help women A-level and BTEC/OCR students from low-income households study computer science or related engineering courses at UK universities. Provides a financial support package worth £5,000 a year for up to four years of study. Find out more here: Amazon Future Engineer Bursary (raeng.org.uk)

6) Use your creativity to tackle climate change

Do you work in a creative agency? Are you looking for ways to use your talents to help tackle the climate crisis? If so, check out this global network: Home | Creatives for Climate.

7) UEA’s Development Studies named in world’s top 20

University of East Anglia (UEA) has maintained its position as one of the world’s leading universities for Development Studies. UEA is also listed in the world’s top 100 for Environmental Sciences. More details here: UEA’s Development Studies in world’s top 20 | UEA.


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