Support

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Launchpad @Hethel

Reduced cost tenancy

The LaunchPad program offers reduced rents to new engineering or tech businesses coming to Hethel that would really benefit from a reduction in costs. Each application is judged individually.

Innovation New Anglia can help you find and develop that idea and turn it into something truly exciting. Whether you want to start a new business, change an old one, or find new organisations to work with we can help you. Innovation New Anglia is built a round engineering and scientific excellence and we can help you.

New Anglia Growth Hub can help your business access a range of business support services from hundreds of sources. The hub service is FREE and IMPARTIAL and can help you access grants, finance, start-up support, international trade support and other specialist advice from a single point of contact.

Financial support

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency, whose work includes mapping, funding, networking and supporting the nation’s innovators. They have invested over £1.5 billion and  helped more than 5,000 companies since 2007.

Visit the Innovate UK webpages on GOV.UK to learn more.

New Anglia LEP’s Growing Business Fund is a two-tier programme made up of small (£5,000 – £25,000) and larger (£25,000 – £500,000) grants to support the growth of local businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk. The grants are awarded as a percentage of total project cost, from 10% for a large business up to 30% for small and micro businesses.

Follow this link to find out more about the Fund and how your business can apply.

Anglia Capital Group is a leading group of business angel investors in Norfolk and Suffolk. The Group offers equity finance to spinouts, new ventures and growth businesses in the areas of food and agri/biotech, specialist engineering and energy.

Click this link to find out if your venture meets Anglia Capital’s criteria for investment.

BlossomZone is a crowdfunding platform for businesses and social enterprises in East Anglia. Individuals or companies who are looking to get started or grow their existing business can advertise projects to supporters through the site.

Visit Blossomzone to learn more about advertising your project.

sector specific support

New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (NAAME) is the region’s sector group for manufacturing and engineering. Working together with academia, local government, and industry, NAAME seeks to shape the landscape and lobby government to support and facilitate an increase in productivity, innovation, and opportunity.

Find out more here

GoBio is working to address key challenges and opportunities for the bioeconomy across the East of England. Key areas of interest for the network include Food & Health, Med Tech, Genomics & Bioinformatics, Agri Bio, and Industrial Biotech.

Find out more here

The Cleantech East network is a sector network bringing together students, businesses and researchers to encourage innovation and knowledge transfer, facilitating the transition towards a circular economy within the East.

Find out more here

The Adapt Low Carbon Group offers support to enterprises working in the low-carbon & cleantech space. They offer consultancy services to businesses looking to reduce their environmental impact, and also manage the Low Carbon Innovation Fund that offers equity finance to low-carbon businesses.

If your business is in the low-carbon or cleantech sector, or you’re looking to improve your environmental credentials, follow this link to learn more about Adapt.