03/03/2015: Kick Start Your High Street

A new action pack/toolkit aims to help retailers, councils and community leaders revive some of Britain's most challenging high streets.

The action pack is intended to explain the first steps people need to take to bring life back to their parades, shopping streets and retail centres.

The pack includes short, easy to use guides aimed at retailers and local people who are looking to take the first steps towards supporting their high street.

The Kick Start your High Street Action Pack is available at: http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/kickstart

03/03/2015: Feasibility Studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million to support feasibility studies looking at innovative ways to improve the user experience in the digital economy.

They're looking for projects that use the increasing amount of personal data generated by individuals to gain insights into user needs and behaviours.

The competition is open to small and medium-sized enterprises singly or in collaboration. Proposals must be led by a business. Small businesses could receive up to 70% of their eligible project costs, medium-sized businesses 60%.

Projects are expected to last between 6 to 12 months and total project costs to range in size from £90,000 to £120,000.

Competition information

  • the competition opens on 16 March 2015
  • the deadline for registration is midday on 29 April 2015
  • the deadline for applications is midday on 6 May 2015
  • there are briefing events for potential applicants in:
    • London - 17 March 2015
    • Manchester - 19 March 2015
    • Edinburgh - 20 March 2015

Find out more about this competition and apply

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02/01/2015: Get Up To Speed Workshop

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