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Tech Export Academy - September 2020

The Department for International Trade has launched the Technology Export Academy, a new cohort programme for high performing technology SMEs with a focus on Asia Pacific. The aim of the Academy is to support UK based SMEs to grow their export markets through a structured programme of support. The deadline for applications is 14 August and the current cohort focuses on Smart Cities subsectors: …

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Guest blog: Bounce Back Loan Scheme Update by Carson McDowell

The most recent statistics published by the Government (on 23 June 2020) show that 972,026 businesses across the UK have now received loans totalling over £40 billion through the various loan schemes for businesses affected by the pandemic, including the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan …

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​Guest blog: COVID-19 Future Fund by Carson McDowell

Author: Rachel McAllister To assist high growth companies who typically rely on equity investment, the UK Government has made £250 million available for the Future Fund, and will keep this amount under review. The Future Fund is targeted at start-up, scale up and venture backed businesses affected by coronavirus but which do not meet traditional lending criteria and have been unable to access the …

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Guest blog: Covid-19 Secure Guidelines & FAQs by Carson McDowell

With the nation all too ready to resume a sense of “normality” in both private and work life, the Government’s communications regarding the easing of lockdown restrictions were eagerly awaited. On Sunday, the UK government announced the COVID-19 three-step recovery strategy which was followed later in the week with the Northern Ireland Executive’s phased 5 step recovery plan. Both the UK and N.I ‘roadma…

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NI Cyber Directory for Secure Remote Working

We've pulled together some of NI Cyber's members' services that can help with home working.... Ampliphae Secures and Simplifies SaaS Ampliphae’s SaaS Management platform allows businesses to implement a robust governance strategy for SaaS adoption in the Cloud with sophisticated discovery, security and compliance capabilities. Ampliphae quickly finds all the SaaS applications in use in the o…

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