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Solent Enterprise Zone businesses now eligible for up to £1m funding each

18/08/14

Businesses on or moving to the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus have received a boost this week with news that they can now apply for up to £1m of funding each.…

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Solent Enterprise Zone businesses now eligible for up to £1m funding each

18/08/14

Businesses on or moving to the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus have received a boost this week with news that they can now apply for up to £1m of funding each.…

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Solent LEP on the hunt for new director candidates

11/08/14

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking prominent business leaders to join its Board of Directors.…

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New Solent marine group kicks into action with millions of pounds worth of funding announced

05/08/14

A new group tasked with boosting the region’s bustling marine and maritime industries has proven it’s all about action, announcing two funds worth nearly £4 million at its first meeting.…

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Local schoolchildren get hands on at high-flying career day

18/07/14

Hundreds of Solent youngsters learnt about career opportunities in aviation and aerospace at the Farnborough International Airshow today (18 July).…

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Funding news

19/08/14

£1.85m funding competition opens for business

The Solent LEP has today (Tuesday 19th August 2014) re-launched the Bridging the Gap fund, a grant funding competition for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and new start-ups in the Solent.

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15/08/14

Solent Enterprise Zone Advanced Manufacturing Expansion Fund

The Solent Enterprise Zone Advanced Manufacturing Expansion Fund has been established to support businesses based on or moving to the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus.

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05/08/14

Isle of Wight Expansion Fund

The Isle of Wight Expansion Fund has been established to support businesses that operate on the Isle of Wight.

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14/07/14

Solent Defence Growth Partnership SME Fund

One million pounds is up for grabs for Solent SMEs developing unmanned marine systems such as autonomous boats and submarines.

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16/06/14

Solent Advanced Manufacturing SME Fund

A £3.7m fund to help businesses in the Solent has opened today (June 16), giving SMEs in the region access to money to help them create jobs and grow.

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