SUPPORTING YOUR BUSINESS TO THRIVE

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BUSINESS SUPPORT THAT DRIVES FLOOD INNOVATION

At the Flood Innovation Centre, we bring together industry contacts, exceptional academic research and cutting-edge equipment to enable businesses with big ideas to transform their goals into a reality, whilst helping our communities become better prepared for rising flood risks.

We offer fully funded Innovation Support Packages worth up to £20,000 including specialist and technical guidance. Whether you need access to facilities and testing equipment, or you require expert advice from flooding expertise at the Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull, we can help progress your ideas in flood resilience.

But the support doesn’t stop there.

Brought together by the University of Hull, we’re part of a family of brands that are driving economic growth, particularly in the areas of low carbon and flood resilience. We also work in partnership with a wide range of business support networks to ensure you get the help that’s right for your business. Our team can provide advice to access further funding streams and facilitate new relationships to develop your flood-innovation idea even further.

AURA INNOVATION CENTRE

Shaping the future of low-carbon innovation

The Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) can help you to get your carbon-reducing ideas well and truly off the ground. From shaping and defining your ideas to accessing specialist funded support, they bring together the skills and knowledge needed to accelerate your ambitions – all under one roof. If you want to reduce your carbon emissions, save in energy costs, increase efficiency and productivity, or access new markets, Aura Innovation Centre could help you.

Is my SME eligible?

Visit the AIC website to find out more.

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE (DIT) ​

Supporting your global ambitions

The Department for International Trade (Yorkshire and Humber) helps businesses to identify global opportunities and encourages and supports international trade.

Through advice, events and access to funding, DIT can help your business enter new markets with tailored business support delivered by International Trade Advisors.

Is my business eligible?

Visit the DIT website for more details.

E-FACTOR BUSINESS

Developing Businesses in North East Lincolnshire

E-Factor Business offer free and confidential advice from experienced business advisors. Your business can access a range of workshops and events as well as the opportunity for one-to-one support in financing and funding, with links to the local supply chain and a Business Hive club.

Is my business eligible?

Visit the E-Factor website for more details.

#GROWMYSME

Business support to help your business grow

With three schemes, the #GrowMySME Programme offers your business access to specialist one-to-one advice and support, a varied workshop and masterclass series delivered by experts in their field, and grant schemes that will help you to unlock key business growth activities.

Whether you need answers on future funding, guidance on ICT-led development or support in any other aspect of growing your business, #GrowMySME could help.

Is my SME eligible?

Visit the #GrowMySME website to find out more.

HUMBER GROWTH HUB

Business support across the Humber

The Growth Hub provides a dedicated team of Business Support advisors operating across the four Humber Local Authority areas. The team can signpost your business to a range of support information and organisations who provide a wide variety of services, including funding, training courses, events, support, advice and mentoring. The service is free of charge and they able to help with all aspects of business support.

Is my SME eligible?

Visit the Humber Growth Hub website to find out more.

MANUFACTURING GROWTH PROGRAMME

Understanding and removing barriers for growth

The Manufacturing Growth Programme is the UKs largest business-support programme aimed at making improvements and stimulating growth for SMEs.

Specialist Growth Managers will help businesses to identify, understand and remove barriers to growth to enable sustainable business improvement.

Is my business eligible?

Visit the MGP website for more details.

PRODUCT AND PROCESS INNOVATION

Enabling innovation for SMEs

Product and Process Innovation (PAPI) helps small businesses in the York, North Yorkshire, East Riding and Leeds City regions to develop innovative new products and services by providing grants for equipment.

Managed by the University of York and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, it offers additional expert business support to help develop funding proposals, as well as guidance and advice through every step of the application process.

Is my business eligible?

Visit the PAPI website for more details.

SPARKFUND

It starts with a spark

SparkFund is an innovation and research and development support and grants programme that can help you develop exciting new products and work towards improving services or processes. Supported by the European Regional Development Fund, Spark has three match-funding schemes to support your Business. Available to SMEs based in the Humber, York or North Yorkshire region, there’s a fund of over £12 million to help your business achieve its ambitions.

Is my SME eligible?

Visit the SparkFund website to speak to an advisor.

THE SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK

Encouraging economic growth

Delivered by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, The Supply Chain Network is a scheme to help businesses gain easy access to local business opportunities, suppliers, investors and for developers to pursue new commercial partnerships.

The scheme has been specially designed to link your business to a wide range of specialist advice, financial assistance and a programme of funded workshops and events.

How do I register?

Visit the Supply Chain Network for more details.

THYME

Boosting bio-economy across the North of England

The THYME project aims to build on the region’s world-class bio-economy assets to drive increased productivity for companies operating in the sector. They offer businesses the opportunity to boost their bio-based innovation with grant funding alongside expert advice and support. Operating across Humberside and Teesside, THYME can help your business to reduce waste, transform your processes and increase productivity.

Is my SME eligible?

Visit the THYME website to find out more.

YORK & NORTH YORKSHIRE GROWTH HUB

Business support across York and North Yorkshire

Regardless of size or sector, the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub provide free and impartial business support to help businesses expand and become more successful. Government-funded, the Growth Hub can provide tailored support based around the needs of the region.

Is my SME eligible?

Visit the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub website to find out more.