Research, Development & Innovation – entrepreneurial culture (£7.25m)

Research, Development & Innovation – entrepreneurial culture

This funding opportunity is for R,D&I activity focused on nurturing an entrepreneurial culture in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

Minimum award: £1m

Maximum award: £7.25m


Application deadlines:

Review point 1: 30/05/2023

Review point 2: 24/07/2023

The deadline for all applications is 5pm on the dates stated above.

Investment Priority: Supporting Local Business

Our Good Growth Investment Plan identifies the need to increase levels of research, innovation and development (R,D&I) within businesses in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to increase productivity levels across the local economy. Through this funding opportunity, we want to see proposals for how the CIoS entrepreneurial culture at an ecosystem level can be supported by knowledge institutions, and other organisations active in the R,D&I space. The aim is to embed R&D, creativity and innovation in businesses to improve their productivity.

Examples of activity that this funding could be used for include:

  • The establishment or improvement of local innovation and technology facilities, including R,D&I incubation space and programmes
  • Business outreach programmes aimed at increasing the uptake of and investment into R,D&I by local businesses, including research translation activities, the promotion of R,D&I partnership working and supporting businesses to access R,D&I grants, including national and international sources of R,D&I funding
  • R,D&I activity that will further the development of CIoS’s sectorial clusters as outlined in CIoS’s Local Industrial Strategy (clean energy resources, geo-resources, data and space, visitor economy and agri-food)
  • Activities that foster high growth ecosystems, including R,D&I that will further CIoS ambition to become carbon net-zero by 2030 and our ambition to lead the UK’s green industrial revolution.

>>> For full details on the Research, Development & Innovation – entrepreneurial culture open invitation, Download the initiation form.


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Please fill out the details of your project via the initial enquiry form below. The Good Growth team will respond to you within five working days with the next steps.

The Good Growth team will send you the relevant application form, where applicable, which will need to be returned to the Good Growth team via email in advance of the application deadline.

More information on what will be required in your application is available on the Application Support page.


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