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UK Innovation Funding

Blended Funding Schemes explained. How can we make the most of this new funding model?

What are Blended Funding Schemes?  

Blended or public-private funding schemes combine grants with private investor money to support innovative companies in various industries. Private investors collaborate with the government funding agencies in the process of selecting and allocating the funding to promising SMEs, following targeted and sector-focused competitions.  

At Winnovart, we believe t

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Innovation, Funding and Digitalisation with Winnovart in 2019

Digitalisation of funding advisory services with Winnovart. In 2018 we have started a digitalisation process in the way we are delivering our services. Our clients and partners have now access anytime and anywhere to valuable content and insights, relevant for the projects we are collaborating on. This is helping us accelerate the process, while offering our clients a more enjoyable collaboration...

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R&D Tax Credits – Research Survey for innovative companies and industries in the UK.

Only 20% of UK small and medium enterprises eligible to receive tax refunds for innovation apply. These 20% received £1.3 billion in the 2015-2016 tax year alone. Altogether, SMEs and large enterprises have received nearly £3 billion in this period. For more information on the R&D Tax Credits you could also read our summary of the statistics on the R&D Tax Credits in the UK pulished by HMRC,...

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R&D Tax Credits in the UK – Statistics of an under-exploited funding support mechanism on the UK market.

At Winnovart, our focus has always been grants-based funding programmes, such as the ones from Innovate UK, EC/ Horizon 2020 or similar. Although under different terms, the Reaserch & Develpment (R&D) Tax Credit scheme offered by HMRC represents a way faster and less competitive alternative for R&D performing / innovative companies in the UK to receive a “funding-type” support. Or, for those...

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