Funding and Expertise for Innovation

Develop your innovative products and services through match funded grants, and knowledge sharing from experts and researchers.

Knowledge Exchange & Embed Partnership (KEEP)

A three way collaboration between a business, a university and a graduate employee who will work with the business to achieve agreed goals. Limited capital funding may also be available to support the approved collaborative activity.

  • GROW YOUR BUSINESS
  • GAIN THE SERVICES OF AN ENTHUSIASTIC GRADUATE
  • ACCESS ACADEMIC EXPERTS

Research & Innovation Collaboration (RIC)

A collaborative research and development activity for projects requiring more feasibility work and greater levels of research support than a KEEP. Limited capital funding may also be available to support the approved collaborative activity.

  • RECEIVE ASSISTANCE IN THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR NEW PRODUCT
  • BRING NEW KNOWLEDGE INTO YOUR BUSINESS
  • POTENTIAL TO INCREASE PROFITABILITY

We operate an overall quarterly cap on the value of available consultancy and capital grants. When you get in touch we’ll be able to advise on funding availability and any impact on the timing of your potential application. There is no cap on the availability of funding for our knowledge exchange opportunities.

Grant for Consultancy

50% funding towards the cost of fast track assistance to contribute to the development of your project. This grant is capped at £12,499 with a total spend not exceeding £24,999 excluding VAT.

  • RECEIVE ASSISTANCE FOR THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PRODUCTS
  • BRING NEW KNOWLEDGE INTO YOUR BUSINESS
  • EXPLORE NEW IDEAS

Stand Alone Capital Grant

50% funding towards the cost of equipment purchases vital to the development of your new product or service. This grant is capped at £12,499 with a total spend not exceeding £24,999 excluding VAT.

  • ASSISTANCE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN OF NEW PRODUCTS
  • SUPPORT FOR INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT
  • POTENTIAL TO INCREASE YOUR PROFITABILITY AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Find Out if Your Business is Eligible