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External SME Support
Royal Society of Chemistry
RSC scheme dedicated to UK based SMEs that carry out chemistry R&D activities, focussed on providing smaller companies with connections and exposure to bring their innovations to the wider world. Currently supporting just under 400 companies with funding for growth, recruitment support, profile building, professional development, links to key industry connections and investment opportunities. Benefits include Investment Catalyst and Internship Grants.
A dynamic representation of the UK’s end-to-end medicines supply chain covering organisations involved in the discovery, development and manufacture of medicines, as well as those supporting the sector.
The interface presents different views of the UK landscape which can help identify the opportunities for collaboration to accelerate ambitious ideas into real-world solutions.
Horizons funding is available to boost Europe’s economic growth by bringing visionary ideas to market through the support of SMEs.
As Horizon Europe activity is increasing, stay updated on developments about the new funding opportunities by joining the mailing list.
London & South East
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) support its members by providing formal and informal learning networking opportunities across both industry and academia. IChemE works closely with other institutions, universities and networks in the area to encourage debate and promote the application of science and engineering in global issues.
The London and South East Coast Group is organising a webinar on 31st March 2021 for start-ups.
Cambridge Network is a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge, UK.
"We bring people together – from business and academia - to meet and share ideas, encouraging collaboration, networking and partnership for shared success. We offer an online directory and news pages and run events, recruitment services and training courses."
Connect: Health Tech was created to build a highly effective interdisciplinary bridge between the life and physical sciences, bringing together a community from across the University of Cambridge, research institutes, NHS, industry, investors, local and national Government, with a focus on med tech, digital health and therapeutics.
The Bioindustry Association (BIA) provides support for start-ups in the UK and has built a directory of accelerators, incubators and mentorship programs that are available in the UK.
This Innovation Map allows like-for-like comparisons of the support offered and the criteria for accessing it, helping you access the expertise, guidance and funding you need to develop your company.
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
The CISL Accelerator supports SMEs, innovators and entrepreneurs in creating and integrating innovative sustainability solutions into the core of their business operations.
CISL provides support to push boundaries in sustainability, building a new wave of adaptive, just and future-fit business. Support is delivered through online and face-to-face programmes, events, webinars, hackathons and innovation sprints.
Does your organisation support SMEs?
If your organisation provides support for SMEs in the area of chemistry, chemical engineering, machine learning, sustainability and/or artificial intelligence, please get in touch with us.
The iDMT is supporting a growing network of SMEs and we embrace any opporuntiy to provide them with additional resources and support.
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