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15 Feb

Global Business Innovation visit to the Netherlands focus on artificial intelligence and robotics

Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP), delivered by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), is organising a visit to the Netherlands for innovative businesses that are active in the artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics sectors.

14 Feb

Mansfield i-Centre - The place to grow your business

Mansfield i-Centre currently have a range of offices avaialbe.

14 Feb

Leading accountancy firm pledges further three years as headline Business Awards sponsor

Leading accountancy firm Mazars has committed to a further three years as headline sponsor of the East Midlands Chamber annual business awards.

Shell Springboard: Calling all low-carbon SME's

The application window for Shell Springboard is now open and will close at 10am on Monday, 29th October.

The programme offers a ‘no-strings attached’ funding pot of £350,000, great publicity and a respected ‘quality assurance’ stamp for potential customers and future investors.

Shifting the UK to a low-carbon economy presents an enormous challenge. Perhaps the biggest challenge of our generation.

At Shell, we’re playing our part by setting an ambition to cut the net carbon footprint of our energy products by around half by 2050 and by providing more and cleaner energy solutions, like charging points for electric vehicles and lower-carbon biofuels.

But the challenge is much bigger than any single company or solution – which is where entrepreneurs come in.

Together the Shell Springboard and Shell LiveWIRE programmes enable Shell to support the most promising low-carbon and sustainability technologies which have the potential to play an important part in the transition to a lower-carbon world.

Running since 2005, Shell Springboard has a history of picking winners. In fact, more than eight out of ten (84%) of Shell Springboard supported companies are still in business five years after starting up, compared to the national average of around 45%.

To apply, please visit

· Tips on writing a first class startup award application

· Article by Charlie Paton, the 2018 winner on match funding, a strategic way to use award money