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Open 4 Business Portal

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Carlisle City Council is providing local businesses with free access to its local business support and grant portal provided by Open4Business. This is tailored for the Carlisle area and includes local, regional and national schemes.

Business can also search for funding relevant to their size and sector. To use the portal, you will first need to register with Open4Business.




Grantway is a new grant search portal available completely free of charge.

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2022 EIT Digital Challenge Now Open for European & UK Tech Start-ups

Digital & Technology

04 July 2022/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding is available for the EIT Digital Challenge's winning European technology start-ups.

The EIT Digital Challenge is an annual Europe-wide call for the most innovative start-ups in digital technology ready to scale up. It is provided through EIT Digital- a European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation.

EU and UK based start-ups can apply with their innovative digital technologies in one of the following thematic areas:

  • Digital Tech
  • Digital Cities
  • Digital Industry
  • Digital Wellbeing
  • Digital Finance

The top 20 companies will be invited to an event to pitch in front of a panel of experts and investors, as well as participate in matchmaking sessions with invited corporates and investors. The best five companies will receive a full year of tailored international growth support by the EIT Digital Accelerator worth €50,000 to scale up their business. They will get dedicated services in international Access to Finance and Business Development by the EIT Digital Accelerator team.

Applicants should be fast-growing technology start-ups ready to scale with a product/service leverage digital technology.

The deadline for applications is 19 September 2022.


How To Apply

This is an annual programme.

Applications must be submitted by 19 September 2022.

For more information, visit the EIT Digital website.


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