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    With VC Funding Declining, R&D Advance Funding Can Help with Growth

    In recent years, venture capital (VC) funding has been a primary source of capital for innovative startups and growing businesses. However, the landscape of VC funding is shifting, with a notable decline in available funds. This trend has left many
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    Net-Zero is Driving UK Innovation

    The UK's commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 has spurred a wave of innovation and collaboration across the country. As part of this ambitious goal, Innovate UK has launched a groundbreaking initiative: the Net Zero Living Programme. With a
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  • Biotech research to receive UK innovation finance
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    Why the UK is Investing in Funding Biotech Innovation

    The UK government's recent announcements about innovation funding vividly demonstrate its commitment to making Britain a science and technology superpower by 2030. This commitment is a strategic implementation of substantial innovation finance to propel biotech to new heights.

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    How Agriculture and R&D Work Together

    The intersection of agriculture and research and development (R&D) in the UK is vital for innovation and sustainability. As the backbone of the British economy and a key pillar for food security, agriculture continuously benefits from advancements driven by R&D.

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    Innovation Funding Options for Growth Companies

    For growth companies that are involved in market innovation, funding is as critical as it is strategic. These companies, characterised by their rapid scaling and reinvestment ambitions, are usually faced with unique challenges in financing their expansion.

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    R&D Tax Credits

    What Do the Recent Changes to R&D Tax Credits Mean?

    Staying up to date with the recent updates to the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit system is incredibly important. If your business operates within UK Innovation R&D tax credits are a great tool to aid your cash flow.

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    SPRK Announces Appointment of Finance Manager and Business Development Manager

    We are delighted to announce that Maria Padilla and Sam Mills have joined as Finance Manager and Business Development Manager, to continue providing non-dilutive finance to SMEs.

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    How an R&D Advisor Can Help Your SME

    The expertise of an R&D advisor and the financial support from an R&D lender can prove pivotal in dealing with the complexities of R&D tax credits. Here we outline the specific ways this assistance can benefit you.

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  • Entrepreneurs discussing the 2024/25 tax year
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    Five Changes SMEs Need to Know for the 2024/25 Tax Year

    As we approach the new 2024/25 tax year, there are several critical changes that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to be aware of.

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