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FREE Research & Development Help For Businesses Announced

posted 25 Mar 2013, 08:53 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 25 Mar 2013, 08:54 ]
SME companies in South Yorkshire can now benefit from FREE help with Research & Development, incentives, grants workshops & one-to-one assistance thanks to the R&D Accelerator.

The Research and Development Accelerator is an ERDF funded programme managed by RIDO aimed at maximising the opportunity of South Yorkshire SME’s to exploit research and development opportunities. 

The programme consists of 12 hours free support through two interactive workshops and one to one support, delivered by CPK Associates. Although the final content of the workshops will be tailored to the participant companies, the format will include:- 

Interactive Workshop 1 (4 Hours) 
• Introduction to R&D; 
• The benefits of design in product process and service development; 
• IP - Patents Trademarks Copyright Design (incl the Green Channel); 
• Options and costs of registering and protecting IP; 
• Public Funded support for R and D - Grants / R&D Tax credits/Patent Box: 
• Networking 

Interactive Workshop 2 (4 Hours) 
• Identifying and mapping processes and indentifying costs; 
• Developing SMART/other funding proposals including case studies; 
• R&D tax credit claims and case studies; 
• Raising finance to support R&D: 
• Networking

1 to 1 Support (4 Hours) 
This support can be tailored to any aspect of the R&D project including advice on grant applications, advice on tax credits claims, raising finance, research or any other beneficial use of this time. 

NEXT STEPS 
We are looking to identify potential participants for this programme which will commence in April 2013 with the two workshops, followed by one to one support through April – July as required. 

For more information or to register your interest, contact Chris Philp CPK Associates Fusion@Magna Magna Way Rotherham S60 1FE, Tel: 07853 351570.