22nd October 2019

Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP)

Businesses exporting or thinking about exporting from the UK can attend TAP’s selected overseas trade shows and conferences, and get grants to offset some costs.

Attending overseas trade shows can help you:

  • gain essential market knowledge and make new contacts
  • gain experience in attending and getting the most from overseas trade shows
  • get advice and support from trade experts on how to maximise your presence

The Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant funding for eligible businesses towards the costs of exhibiting at overseas trade shows.

Up to £2500 funding is provided to attend any of the selected international events.  If you scroll down there is a calendar of supported events between April 2019 and March 2020.   I understand that should a company wish to attend an event not listed they should be encouraged to submit a request.
At the end of last year, Innovate UK launched their Global Business Innovation Programme which includes targeted international visits to non-EU countries to foster collaboration/innovation.  The last health related GBIP was to the USA in May 2019.  Another for programme visit to Germany for Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnosis has just been announced.  Here is a link with further information: