23rd February 2016
10 things you need to know if considering innovation grant funding for your business
Between them the European Commission and the UK Government provide several hundred million pounds of direct funding to support SME’s. However, accessing this support is not straightforward – dealing with government rarely is.
Innovate UK is undergoing reorganisation, and is still in the process of developing its 2016-20 Strategic Plan – however we are promised enhanced support for SME’s, so now is a good time to consider if grant support make sense for your business.
Even knowing where to start can be a challenge given the dozen or so different schemes in operation, and the constantly changing budgets and priorities.
So how do you know what’s out there, and is it worth investing time and effort? Here is quick checklist of the common features of pretty much all the grant schemes.