News - January 2012

Support offered to small businesses

Are you a small to medium business (SME) based in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire? In these difficult times the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is investing £90 million into our region to support SMEs via a range of activities and projects which could be of direct benefit to your business. From resource audits, grants and innovation support, to collaborative projects with universities, ERDF has the potential to make a real difference.

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Funding secured for NIAB Innovation Farm

A unique £6.8 million NIAB project has secured EU funding to improve the transfer of innovative plant science from research laboratories through to commercial markets. NIAB Innovation Farm has been awarded a £2.7 million grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with additional match-funding coming from industry and academic partners.

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