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

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