Investment & Funding
Access the right finance to scale your innovation
The relationship between startup and investor is like a marriage. Tech East helps bring investors to the East of England by showcasing the best opportunities. With locations in London and Cambridge, two of the world’s tech investment hotspots and a growing network of local Angels, we are here to help you access finance at every stage of your journey.
Develop ground-breaking AI solutions to improve mental health and healthy ageing for the NHS
Are you looking to invest, expand and recruit new staff? Are you an established and growing SME in Norfolk or Suffolk with a project based in one or other of the counties? There are a number of grant schemes available – find out more.
A new round of an investment initiative that enables independent games developers from the English Regions (outside Greater London) to kick-start the development and release of a new game launches on the 21st May 2019.
Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.Competition opens: Friday 26 April 2019 Competition closes: Wednesday 24 July 2019 12:00pm
Based in Norfolk and Suffolk, we are a group of Angel Investors who invest in start-ups and early growth-stage businesses with innovative and potentially disruptive technology at their core.
UK businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million from DFID and Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) for projects with partners in eligible African countries.
UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop clean, cheap local energy systems that create prosperous, resilient UK communities. This funding is from the ISCF’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge.Competition opens: Tuesday 7 May 2019 Competition closes: Wednesday 7 August 2019 12:00pm
The TALE programme is designed to demonstrate how, through data analytic tools and techniques, business can gain insights to improve ...
How businesses, universities, charities and other organisations can access funding support for European research and innovation projects.
The British Business Bank is a Government-owned, independently-run development bank that’s helped more than 74,000 growing businesses find the right finance option to help them reach their next ambition.
Innovate UK Smart funding launches with £20 million grant competition for ambitious projects that could disrupt a global industry or market.
Up to £6 million funding to support new ideas that can help keep connected devices and applications safe and secure.
Norwich Opportunity Area has created a new Community Innovation Fund. The fund looks for organisations who can work with children ...
EIRA supports innovation in the East of England by providing businesses with access to academic expertise ...
New projects will use £18 million funding to create cutting-edge Immersive experience in sports entertainment, visitors experience and live performance.
Find out about the competition scope and application process for Innovate UK’s Emerging and Enabling Technologies ...
Whether you’re an inventor, entrepreneur, shed-tinkerer, DIYer or life-hacker, we want to hear from you!
Insights & Reports
Nesta is partnering with the Department for Education (DfE) to launch the Adult Learning Technology Innovation Fund
You can improve your business' competitiveness and productivity through funded partnerships with academics and researchers.
As Tech Nation’s latest report highlights the economic success of the UK technology industry, the British Business Bank is helping tech businesses in the East of England find the right finance for their needs
The government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund brings together leading research and business to tackle the big societal and industrial challenges today.
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives.
Helping ambitious businesses grow internationally
Accelerating the early adoption of advanced digital technologies across the UK.
As Beauhurst’s recent report on overseas investment into the UK revealed, funding from abroad surged to record level highs in 2017. The majority of this funding went to companies headquartered in London. After London, the next hotspot region for overseas funding was the East of England.
An overview of applying for a business innovation grant, including funding rules, categories and participation levels.
A short term investment approach leads to early exits. Lack of late stage investment results in growth slowing down.
The era of EIRA: how Eastern Region Universities now help tech businesses innovate faster and at lower cost
We were very excited when four of our partner universities UEA, University of Essex, University of Suffolk and Norwich University of the Arts ...
A fund to strengthen UK science and business innovation and take on the biggest challenges that society and industry face today.
At the end of November, we hosted our first ever Eastern Launchpad event at the Bradfield Centre...
Angel investment is one of the most significant sources of funding for startups and early stage businesses.
Events & Conferences
Develop ground-breaking AI solutions to improve mental health and healthy ageing for the NHS Applications close 31/07/19 Apply 2nd Sep 2019 - 6th Sep 2019, 8am - 6pm
Come meet us on our stand at the Healthy Ageing: Research to Application event for a fascinating insight into research and products that are being developed to promote healthy ageing. Join Eira for a...
June 14th | 09:00 - 11:00 | Hethel Engineering Centre Come and learn about local, national and European funding available for your business, as well as a range of free and specialist support services to support your innovation journey and scale up.