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.


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UKRI convenes, catalyses and invests in close collaboration with others to build a thriving, inclusive research and inno

Pitchfest East of England

Supporting innovative UK SMEs to develop their investment proposition and get investment ready.

Business Resilience and Recovery Scheme

Supporting businesses through COVID-19

Growth Through Innovation Fund

Invest in innovation, research and development

Growing Places Fund

Helping to kickstart development projects.

Growing Business Fund

Taking your business to new heights.

Small Grant Scheme

For small businesses with big ambitions.

Innovate UK Smart Grants: August 2020

Competition closes: Wednesday 25 November 2020 11:00am Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share

ATI programme: R&D funding for smaller business, expression of interest, Autumn 2020

Closes:6 January 2021.This competition is open to collaborations only. Apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry o …

Management KTPs

The UK Government has invested £10 million of additional funding in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, to form new

Connected and autonomous vehicle cyber-security feasibility studies

UK businesses and RTOs can apply for a share of up to £2 million to define a cyber-physical connected and autonomous ve …

ISCF Healthy Ageing Investment Accelerator: round 1

Investors can apply to distribute grant funding from Innovate UK with private equity investment into UK businesses to de

Mechanising and improving advanced therapy manufacture

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £3.7 million for research and development projects to improve manufacturin …

Transforming UK construction: apply for funding

Businesses are invited to bid in 2 competitions worth up to £36 million, funding collaborative R&D and demonstrator pro …

Innovate UK Smart Grants: July 2019

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make …

The East of England Investment Catalyst

Applications are now open for the inaugural East of England Investment Catalyst - your opportunity to pitch for investme

Commercialising quantum technologies: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £33 million to work with others on developing new products and services that …

Driving the electric revolution: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £19 million to develop supply chain processes that will help deliver electrificatio …

Making UK manufacturing smarter: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £30 million to support projects that use digital technology to improve the producti …

Take your innovative project to the next level with a loan of up to £1M

Innovate UK is offering loans of between £100,000 and £1 million to micro, small and medium sized enterprises. Your id …

GBx Brits by the Bay

Experience the Silicon Valley advantage: What makes Silicon Valley unique is the

MedTechBOOST: Your Innovation gateway to the NHS is open!

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 w

New round of Greenshoots investment initiative

A new round of an investment initiative that enables independent games developers from the English Regions (outside Grea

Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2019

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations with significa …

Anglia Capital Group

Based in Norfolk and Suffolk, we are a group of Angel Investors who invest in start-ups and early growth-stage businesse

Competition guidance for agri-tech Catalyst round 8: agriculture and food systems innovation

UK businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million from DFID and Global Challenges Rese …

Detailed designs of smart, local energy systems

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop clean, cheap local energy systems that create pr …

Free support and funding contributions for the logistics business

The TALE programme is designed to demonstrate how, through data analytic tools and techniques, business can gain insight

Horizon 2020: what it is and how to apply for funding

How businesses, universities, charities and other organisations can access funding support for European research and inn

British Business Bank

The British Business Bank is a Government-owned, independently-run development bank that’s helped more than 74,000 gro …

Innovative ideas to change the world: new business funding

Innovate UK Smart funding launches with £20 million grant competition for ambitious projects that could disrupt a globa …

Improve cyber security in the Internet of Things: apply for funds

Up to £6 million funding to support new ideas that can help keep connected devices and applications safe and secure.

Norwich Opportunity Area – Community Innovation Fund (Drop In)

Norwich Opportunity Area has created a new Community Innovation Fund. The fund looks for organisations who can work with

EIRA Funding Opportunities

EIRA supports innovation in the East of England by providing businesses with access to academic expertise

UK takes centre stage in immersive entertainment revolution

New projects will use £18 million funding to create cutting-edge Immersive experience in sports entertainment, visitors …

Emerging and Enabling Technologies Competition Round 3 Briefing Events Announced

Find out about the competition scope and application process for Innovate UK’s Emerging and Enabling Technologies

£50,000 Inventor Prize opens for entries

Whether you’re an inventor, entrepreneur, shed-tinkerer, DIYer or life-hacker, we want to hear from you!

Insights & Reports

Launching a new fund to help people navigate the changing labour market

Nesta is partnering with the Department for Education (DfE) to launch the Adult Learning Technology Innovation Fund

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: what they are and how to apply

You can improve your business' competitiveness and productivity through funded partnerships with academics and researche

British Business Bank

As Tech Nation’s latest report highlights the economic success of the UK technology industry, the British Business Ban …

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

The government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund brings together leading research and business to tackle the big so …

The Future. Faster.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries,

Enterprise Europe Network

Helping ambitious businesses grow internationally

UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation centre

Accelerating the early adoption of advanced digital technologies across the UK.

Venture funding in the Silicon Fen

As Beauhurst’s recent report on overseas investment into the UK revealed, funding from abroad surged to record level h …

General guidance for grant applicants: Innovate UK

An overview of applying for a business innovation grant, including funding rules, categories and participation levels.

Generation-defining problems need patient venture

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 U

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: for research and innovation

A fund to strengthen UK science and business innovation and take on the biggest challenges that society and industry fac

Tech East Eastern Launchpad event: connecting startups and investors

At the end of November, we hosted our first ever Eastern Launchpad event at the Bradfield Centre

5 Angel Investment Tips for East of England Startups

Angel investment is one of the most significant sources of funding for startups and early stage businesses.

Videos & Podcasts


Tim Robinson interviews Howard Partridge from Innovate UK

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund?

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is going to bring together industry and researchers to solve some of the really b