OxLEP Innovation Support for Business Phase Two now live

Innovation Support for Business Phase Two (ISfB2) builds upon the success of Phase One 2014-15.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), ISfB2 assists the development and commercialisation of innovative business ideas within small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as enhancing research and innovation infrastructure in Oxfordshire.

The programme is delivered by Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) with partners from Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University of Oxford and offers a customisable portfolio of help for eligible entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses to encourage innovation.

Support through ISfB2 includes:

  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Workshops, seminars and master classes
  • Access to equipment, expertise and resources
  • Go-Create Grants which are available on a competitive basis from £1,000 to £50,000 for innovation projects (with a minimum 2:1 co-investment requirement)

The formal launch of ISfB2 is on 12 September 2018 at Venturefest20. Join our breakfast launch event at Venturefest20 on Wednesday 12 September at Oxford Brookes University as Venturefest celebrates its 20th year in supporting innovators, investors and entrepreneurs.

Find full details of the programme here.

The first Go-Create Grant application round closes on 31 July 2018

To find out more about Go-Create Grants and how to submit an application, OxLEP are holding a special Go-Create Grant Workshop on Wednesday 11 July 2018 from 10am-1pm. One to one slots will be available to discuss your individual application.

Places at the Go-Create Grant Workshop are limited so register to secure your place.