Are you working with business?
Innovation Vouchers are open to all kinds of small businesses from 10 November 2014. Businesses can claim up to £5,000 towards the cost of expert advice if they classify as a start-up, micro or SME . The funding encourages SMEs and start-ups to seek out fresh knowledge that can help their business to grow and develop. This could include advice on an innovative idea, learning more about using design within the business or how to make the most of intellectual property.
The first round of applications for Innovation Vouchers under the new rules opens on 10 November.
Innovation Vouchers had been available only to those working in specific technology areas. Now a business can apply if they just meet these simple tests:
• you need specialist help to meet a business challenge
• it’s the first time you have worked with the university (a great first rung on the ladder before a KTP perhaps?)
For more information, visit Innovation Vouchers .