Author Archives: Steve Upcraft

Small Business Research Initiative – Summer 2015

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) is a well established process to connect public sector challenges with innovative ideas from industry, supporting companies to generate economic growth and enabling improvement in achieving government objectives. SBRI provides innovative solutions to challenges faced by the public sector, leading to better public services and...

Nottingham’s Life Sciences Special Report

Nottingham is one of the fastest growing Life Sciences communities in the UK. The high growth potential and investment opportunities now available for businesses are shining a spotlight on the thriving sector in 2015 like never before. A consortium of world-class partners has come together to raise the profile of...

Millie Lingerie – Kickstarter Campaign

Millie Lingerie is a Nottingham start-up business developing beautiful post breast-cancer Lingerie and they need some help. Their aim is to not only provide bras with the necessary specialist support, but uniquely also the style that helps provide confidence and enhances wellbeing for women who have been through an awful...

Pitch to Rich – Clearview Med UK Ltd

A Nottingham start up business is in the running to pitch to Richard Branson in the ‘Pitch to Rich’ 2015 competition and they need your help! Clearview Med UK Ltd need your votes in order to qualify for the next stage of the competition. By voting for Clearview Med UK we...

UK’s most Innovative Ideas for Clean Energy & Smart Tech

The search is on to find the UK’s most Innovative ideas for Clean Energy and Smart Technologies. ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) launches national competition to find the UK’s most innovative companies in the Energy and Services sectors. Companies, startups and entrepreneurs are invited to pitch their innovative projects or ideas to...

Green Vision Energy

Green Vision Energy, a low and renewable energy heating company, received a grant of £24,014 from the Regional Growth Fund enabling it to target a turnover of £1.3 million. Green Vision Energy is now one of the UK’s largest suppliers of the Rointe and Haveland radiators, which cost only a...

Go Dine

Go dine, a successful restaurant booking website headquartered at The Hive Innovation Centre, Nottingham Trent University, was awarded a Regional Growth Fund grant of £85,300 to allow for further technical development in the business, including the introduction of a new late deals system and a mobile app to allow restaurants...

Young entrepreneurs get Inspired

185 young entrepreneurial students have been assisted by the city’s Inspired in Nottingham programme over the last two years, developing the potential within the region’s business leaders and entrepreneurs of the future. A partnership between The University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Central College Nottingham and New College Nottingham, the...

Ingenuity Network in the News

In recent years the Ingenuity Network has grown rapidly and now has over 1800 named individuals who are in regular contact with the business facing activities of the University of Nottingham as well as the activities and interests of many of its members. The network has also come to the...

Nottinghamshire Economic Development Capital Fund

Looking to expand your business? Need funding for capital investment in land, buildings, new equipment and machinery? The Nottinghamshire Economic Development Capital Fund could help support your business ambitions. Devised by Nottinghamshire County Council to support small to medium sized businesses looking for capital investment, the Capital Fund offers grants...