The West of England Combined Authority and Be the Business are launching a new Mentoring for Growth programme in the region. It is designed to connect business leaders from large, multinational companies with key decision makers and owners from small to medium enterprises (SMEs).
SWCTN Data Fellowship Call, open until 5pm, 9 December 2019
The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) is a £6.6m government funded project to promote creative tech across the south west. They are looking to recruit 24 research fellows in the area of data: 8 from industry, 8 from academia and 8 new talent.
Bristol+Bath Creative R+D has just launched its first funding round and are looking to invest £235,000 in Research & Development prototypes that demonstrate the potential of new technologies and the future internet to expand and shape our understanding of Digital Placemaking. They are expecting to make two or three awards that could be up to £100k with some smaller investments in response to ideas.
Time is running out for small and medium-sized businesses to apply for a Green Business Grant from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).
The £1m fund from WECA aims to help businesses improve their energy efficiency – reducing their energy bills and protecting them from future energy price rises. The deadline to apply for a Green Business Grant is Friday 1 November 2019.
Green Business Grants are open to eligible applicants across Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
As part of Future Bright, Cool Ventures will be running a free Customer Service Experience Workshop in June. This workshop is for employees working within retail, care, tourism and hospitality in the Bath and North East Somerset area.
You can send up to 2 employees from your organisation who will be encouraged to come back to the workplace to share the ideas and learning with their colleagues and create a customer service action plan to improve the experience you are giving to your customers.
- UNIVERSITY / INDUSTRY COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES
- SMALL GRANT SCHEME AND INVESTMENT SUPPORT
The University of Bath has been awarded £1.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver start-up, scale-up, open innovation and investment support to grow innovative businesses in the West of England. We at Invest in Bath have contributed funding to the programme as a project partner.
The UK is set to leave the EU imminently. Leaving the EU means your business may need to prepare for change.
Delivering a deal negotiated with the EU remains the government’s top priority. With an implementation period until December 2020, this would give businesses stability, certainty and time to prepare for our new relationship after EU Exit.
However, the government must plan for every possible outcome including no deal. Without a deal, businesses may need to take action before 29 March 2019.