Innovation Voucher Funding
The Scottish Funding Council offer a number of funding programmes, which are administered by Interface, to offset the cost for businesses collaborating with Scotland's universities or further education colleges to support innovation to develop a new product, process or service for the company or to develop the company's workforce. Subject to eligibility of the company this funding could be used to carry out a feasibility study to explore technology opportunities available from Scottish Universities. For information and advice on Intellectual Property Post Brexit please consult this link - Intellectual property after 1 January 2021 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
All Scottish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are eligible for these funding streams. SMEs require an academic partner to apply, if you do not have an academic partner the Interface Business Engagement team can help to identify one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any eligibility enquiries please submit our pre-submission information or spin-out pre-submission information forms. The Innovation Voucher funding scheme is no longer available for research institutes.
The Scottish Inward Investment Catalyst Fund will support businesses not yet located in Scotland but seeking to establish stronger ties with academia here. Ultimately with the intention of landing inward investment projects arising or supported by the academic collaborations and relationships formed.