Interface also work with a number of other organisations that offer funding to stimulate innovation. These include:
Knowledge Transfer Partnership - accelerate business innovation by supporting knowledge exchange with academic institutions. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/knowledge-transfer-partnerships-what-they-are-and-how-to-apply
SMART: SCOTLAND available pan Scotland - provides grants to Small / Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland. The grant helps you undertake technical feasibility studies and research and development (R&D) projects that have a commercial endpoint: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/develop-new-products-and-services/smart-scotland/overview
Innovate UK Innovation grants for business - businesses and research organisations can apply to funding competitions to help them develop their innovations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/innovation-grants-for-business-apply-for-funding
Research and development (R&D) grants - funding grants are available from Scottish Enterprise to support businesses developing new products, processes and services to improve company competitiveness and to benefit the Scottish economy. For more information visit http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/develop-new-products-and-services/rd-grant/overview
Intellectual asset protection - free, impartial advice to help your business identify, manage and exploit intellectual property assets - protecting your brand and ideas in overseas markets. For more information visit https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/support-for-businesses/develop-products-and-services/innovation-support
SBRI – Healthy Ageing Social Ventures industrial research - closes 15th September
A competition to support social enterprises in developing products and services that tackle some of the impacts of ageing has been launched. Funded by UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Healthy Ageing Challenge, the competition provides full funding of up to £150,000 for individual successful projects as a share of an overall £4 million. Projects will need to be run by social entrepreneurs with the potential to scale up and will need to tackle one or more of:
- the common complaints of ageing, such as impaired hearing, eyesight, mobility and supporting mental and physical well-being
- sustaining physical activity for over 50’s
- living well with cognitive impairment
- maintaining health at work
- designing for age-friendly homes
- supporting social connections
- creating healthy and active places.
Please note Interface do not administer any of the above funding streams. If you have specific enquires about them please visit the associated websites and contact them directly.