Startups and SMEs turn to PNO Consultants to secure government funding for their innovative ideas

With intense competition for government funding meaning that only 5.5% of companies have successful applications in the Smart scheme, entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to funding specialists to ensure that they secure cash for their innovative projects. Funding specialist PNO Consultants have a success rate of 79% for the Smart scheme and have successfully secured funds… Read More

PNO tops Smart results

PNO has had a great start for 2015, with eight successful Smart applications, which have raised nearly £2m of funding for UK SMEs (Small or Medium Enterprises). These SMEs have included an ICT retail service, an energy demand process, anti-piracy software for online content and a product that controls tools within a 3D space by… Read More

CLIPS project at UK Govt ICT conference

A representative from the CLIPS project will attend the Government ICT conference in London on the 13th January 2015. http://government-ict.co.uk/. If you are interested in an exploratory discussion please contact Olaf Swanzy (Dissemination Manager) on 0044 7810 837 479

Fast track your Innovation with European funding

A brand new pilot funding stream has been launched by the European Commission especially for projects that are in the late stages of development and close to being launched on the market. Typically grants are only available to fund future projects, ranging in maturity levels from blue sky research to the development of a prototype…. Read More

EVENT: Critical raw materials substitution – Brussels, 11 February 2015

Following two very successful strategic workshops in 2013 and 2014, the 3rd Innovation Network Workshop will be discussing substitution of critical raw materials involved in the turbine energy sector, transport (e-vehicles and batteries), electronics, alloys and photonics. This free event will feature presentations from projects concerned with substitution of critical raw materials (CRMs) both at… Read More

Do you need funding for your bioenergy project?

Do you need funding for your bioenergy project? Would you like to access grant funding to grow your business? The European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) is working with the PNO Group, Europe’s leading grants consultancy, to support SMEs in the West Midlands to identify and secure grant funding for their research activities to grow their… Read More

‘Smart’ time to apply for grant funding

Sometimes grant funding can seem like a confusing option but if you are SME working on an innovative R&D project, the choice of funding programme could not be simpler. Start your search with the Smart programme managed by Innovate UK. Smart is a SME-specific national grant that is very flexible, meaning that many different projects… Read More