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£100,000 for HPT companies in Northamptonshire

01 Apr 2013

The Northamptonshire High Performance Technologies Investment Programme, will offer support to eligible businesses in the form of grants of up to £100,000 through access to three targeted funding strands:

  1. Capital Investment Fund (up to £100,000) - open to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) looking to invest in new equipment and machinery, premises, infrastructure and associated training to enable expansion and job creation.
  2. Product Development Fund (up to £50,000) - aimed at SMEs or large enterprises seeking to deliver innovative Research and Development projects associated with growth and demonstrating job creation.
  3. New Market Entry Fund (c. £2,000) - open to SMEs and distributed in partnership with UK Trade & Investment and other relevant industry associations to fund export growth into new markets and demonstrating job creation.

Am I eligible?

High Performance Technology companies specialise in the design and manufacture of innovative technologies, engines and products, incorporating low carbon engineering and the application of advanced materials and composites, in sectors such as automotive, motorsport, aerospace energy and defence.

How to apply

Funding for this Programme has been allocated for the financial years 2013/14 and 2014/15 depending on availability. The programme will operate on an open bidding process during this period with set deadlines to fit in with the Appraisal and Approval process.

For more information, please download and read the Invitation to Apply for Funding document and if you feel your company is eligible, please then complete the Expression of Interest form.

Please note that Round 1 is now closed. The deadline for Expressions of Interest Round 2 is 5.00pm on 8th July 2013.

In order to download the Invitation to Apply for Funding and Expression of Interest form please enter your details BELOW.

For further enquiries, email: HPTfunding@northamptonshireep.co.uk

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