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.


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 with a project based in one or other of the counties? There are a number of grant schemes available – find out more.

New round of Greenshoots investment initiative

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.

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 significant potential for impact on the UK economy.Competition opens: Friday 26 April 2019 Competition closes: Wednesday 24 July 2019 12:00pm

Anglia Capital Group

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.

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 Research Fund (GCRF) for projects with partners in eligible African countries.

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 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

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 insights to improve ...

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 innovation projects.

British Business Bank

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.

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 global industry or market.

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 children ...

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 experience and live performance.

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 researchers.

British Business Bank

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

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

The government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund brings together leading research and business to tackle the big societal and industrial challenges today.

The Future. Faster.

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.

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 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.

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 University of the Arts ...

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 face today.

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.

Events & Conferences

MedTechBOOST: Your Innovation gateway to the NHS is open!

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

EIRA - Healthy Ageing: Research to Application

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...

How to Write a Funding Bid with Enterprise Europe Network

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.

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 big challenges that we’re facing.