Posts Tagged ‘applications’

Wave energy converters: apply for business funding

Comments Off | 06-17-2015

Wave Energy Scotland is seeking applications from businesses for 100%-funded SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) development contracts for novel wave energy converter devices.
Devices should be specifically focused on the prime mover and structure that captures the energy of the wave.
Wave Energy Scotland is part of Highlands and Islands Enterprise and was set up to support and

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Digital media in Edinburgh: apply now for innovation funding

Comments Off | 06-10-2015

Edinburgh is home to 2,500 businesses working in digital media. They are typically small and agile, employing over 40,000 people and contributing more than £800 million to Scotland’s creative industries.
Innovate UK, supported locally by CodeBase, is seeking projects that can exploit this already vibrant and dynamic hub.
We have up to £1 million available to fund projects

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Rod licence money to fund yet more improvements to fisheries

Comments Off | 06-10-2015

Yet more fisheries are set to benefit from an additional £50,000 later this summer as part of the hugely successful ‘Fishery Improvement Fund’. The funding comes from the Environment Agency’s rod licence sales.
Building on the success of the first round of funding earlier this year, the fund will again be offering awards of up to

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Water industry receives £150,000 boost to improve the environment

Comments Off | 01-18-2015

A new project to help businesses improve water management will receive £150,000 worth of government funding, Water Minister Dan Rogerson has announced today.
The ‘Water Stewardship in Food Supply Chains Project’ forms part of the wider Business in the Community Water Taskforce which was set up last year to help businesses identify and manage their own

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£635,000 safety boost for Whitehaven junction

Comments Off | 01-18-2015

The A595 Egremont Road, south of Whitehaven, is to get traffic and pedestrian signals at the T-junction with the local Mirehouse Road. The junction experiences heavy traffic and congestion especially during shift changes at nearby Sellafield.
Work on the improvements started last week (Monday 5 January) and should be completed by Monday 2 March.
Drivers are being

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Satellite receiver technologies: £1 million for feasibility studies

Comments Off | 01-18-2015

Europe’s new Galileo global navigation satellite system (GNSS) has begun deployment. Innovate UK is offering up to £1 million to support feasibility studies into new receiver technologies that could use it.
Your business could win a share of this funding to develop technologies for applications suited to the Galileo system. The government has committed to help

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Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

Comments Off | 01-1-2015

The new fees for Patent Cooperation Treaty applications are:
Transmittal fee


Search fee


International fee:

£862: first 30 sheets
£10: each sheet over 30

Request for restoration of priority


Reductions for e-filing:

£130: electronic filing (not being in character coded format)
£194: electronic filing (being in character coded format)

£20: fees for preparation of priority document
£5: fees for preparation of earlier search documents

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New financial levels set for operator licensing

Comments Off | 11-20-2014

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has today (20 November 2014) confirmed that operator licence applications and continuations will be processed at new financial levels from 1 December 2014.
Applicants and existing operators will be asked to produce evidence meeting the revised criteria in preparation for the 1 January 2015 deadline, when the new financial standing

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£4 million funding available for synthetic biology applications in defence

Comments Off | 10-26-2014

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) is looking for innovative applications of synthetic biology for defence and security.
CDE funds innovative research that could lead to a cost-effective capability advantage for UK armed forces and national security through regular themed and enduring challenge competitions. The Synthetic Biology Applications in Defence

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Court orders almost £40,000 to be repaid to MMO after fraudulent claims

Comments Off | 09-3-2014

Four defendants made inflated claims and submitted false invoices to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and its predecessor, the Marine Fisheries Agency (MFA), to obtain monies under two grant schemes, Portsmouth Crown Court heard today (3 September 2014).
The offences related to three dishonest applications under the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) and the Financial Instrument for

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