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The University of the West of England has announced the launch of a £4 million grant scheme aimed at supporting businesses in the South West. The Innovation 4 Growth programme is designed to help regional companies - both small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and larger organisations - to develop products, technologies, processes and services. Led by the University using Regional Growth Funding, it will provide up to 35% of research and development project costs, with a grants of between £25,000 to £150,000. Applications for the first round of funding must be received by 5pm on Monday, 10th March 2014. The programme website, with full details and a registration link, can be found at: www.innovation4growth.co.uk If any IP member would like assistance with respect to accessing funds, please contact us.  (Tel 01720 424036 or email enquiries@islandspartnership.co.uk)