We can help you explore the funding programmes and schemes available, identifying the most suitable for your business.


Internationalisation Fund

The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Internationalisation Fund (funded by the European Regional Development Fund) is now available for eligible East of England businesses. Match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 are available for future activity (subject to eligibility, availability and approval).

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Tailored Innovation & Growth Support

Our fully funded business support offers up to 5 days working with an Innovation & Growth Specialist, typically across a 12-month period. During this time, you’ll have access to strategic coaching, mentoring and advisory support designed to help maximise your business’ growth opportunities through innovation.

If your business has up to 500 employees and is currently looking to maximise business growth through innovation, contact Innovate UK EDGE to find out more about our tailored innovation and growth support.

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Partnering Opportunities

Innovate UK EDGE Innovation & Growth specialists can connect you to commercial, technological and research partners and with manufacturers, distributors, co-developers and suppliers overseas. Our advisers can provide ongoing support to help you to identify opportunities, promote your products or services, source or license new technologies and protect your intellectual property.

The Innovate UK EDGE partnering database pulls together available business partnership opportunities from across the globe, putting thousands of international businesses, universities and researchers within easy reach.


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The Pitchfest service helps business founders develop the necessary skills to become pitch ready and create clear, powerful and compelling presentations. There are two training days, a selection stage and a Showcase Day where 15 shortlisted finalists will pitch their business ideas to investors.

The Pitchfest service is open to innovative businesses with the potential to scale or who are already scaling and are looking to raise between £250k – £2m.

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Scaleup Programme

The Scaleup Programme offers up to 12 days of fully funded support for innovative SMEs that are on the cusp of scaling or who are already on a Scaleup journey where they are capable of 50 to 100% annual growth.

The programme can benefit SMEs who are driven by a disruptive innovation and whose ambition is to expand in current, new and/or international markets. Our Scaleup Directors support businesses by developing and implementing a support action plan which aims to meet desired scale up objectives.

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UKEF can help exporters manage risks in challenging markets, ensuring that you get paid even where the private market is not able to offer insurance.

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