SME Grant opportunities and ‘Growth Through Green – Ready to Scale’ Programme
10th July 2019

Calling all SMEs! Exciting funding and support opportunities are available now!

Read on to learn about several opportunities offered through the IMAGE programme, led by Cranfield University in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire. IMAGE is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Last few Research and Development grant opportunities

There are only a handful of grants left for SMEs to benefit from support with the design, prototyping and testing of a new product, service or process or technical validation of a technology. Get free consultancy support from Cranfield University’s academic research and development specialists, along with the use of the University’s specialist facilities and equipment. To find out more about the opportunities available click here


Growth through Green: Ready to Scale

Are you an entrepreneur, micro/SME or freelancer who wants to take their business to the next level? If you are, how do you successfully realise the ambitions you have for your business? 

With our unique experience from running the oldest owner-manager growth programme in the country, and as the Entrepreneurial Hub at Cranfield University, we know how to identify and overcome the most critical barriers for your success in this exciting and high growth market sector.

We have tailored our 12-week programme to meet your needs. At the start of your journey, it is crucial to be aware of how to spend your resources, be it time or money. As part of this programme, you will learn the fundamental skills required to build and grow a successful business in the green economy. The programme is designed to work around your busy schedule. The unique combination of onsite events and online modules will allow you to network with the counsellors and connect with other participants. You will also be encouraged to engage in direct interaction with the moderators.

Each module acts as a stepping stone in your company’s journey, equipping you with the tools to analyse your own business and apply your learnings, having an immediate impact on your day-to-day work.

In addition to unlocking your company’s potential, during the 12-week programme you will help you understand and articulate the benefits and value of your product or service to your target market(s) to create Growth through Green: Ready for Scale.

You can find out more about the Growth through Green: Ready to Scale programme here.


Support for new enterprises

The IMAGE programme has grants available for consultancy advice for new start-up enterprises looking to access future grant funding and innovation schemes.  Grants are available to part-fund up to £3,500 of advice from leading academic experts at Cranfield University and its School of Management.

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