Business Support and Funding for Innovative Ideas either through grants or competition-based funding.
Innovation Networks is a grant scheme offering grants of up £10,000 to SMEs who are working with at least 2 other businesses to develop innovative new products, processes or services.
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives.
Helps businesses to adopt environmental technology to process efficiently the recycling of resource materials.
Offers SME's specialist knowledge and expertise to help develop new solutions, processes and products
Non Grant project to develop company manufacturing process, technique to improve competitiveness.
Science in Industry Research Centre supports companies to develop new science based products
DIGI-RAIL will showcase and offer long-term innovation support to businesses looking to develop digital products and services for the rail industry.
Innovate2succeed is an innovation management support programme designed to scale up your company. This is done by bringing groundbreaking ideas to market.
The Smart Concept Fund offers Proof of Concept (PoC) grant funding designed to support the commercialisation of new technologies. If successful, applicants will be awarded a grant of up to £30,000 at an intervention rate of up to 60% of approved project costs to help fund an approved product development project, subject to eligibility conditions.
Fully funded bespoke support for off-site construction - including the practical side of BIM.
Fully funded business support for developing low carbon, products and processes.
Digital Incubator Hub for Innovative businesses or individuals.
A programme that offers SME's support in developing innovative products.
For the cost of £65, inventors can have their idea appraised to see if it can be commercialised during a one-hour meeting with an expert.
Manufacturing Support Services works with manufacturers to help them embrace the latest technology and improve their productivity to maintain tomorrow’s growth.
An integrated network of business support for entrepreneurs, start-ups and academics helping to transform innovation into enterprise hosted by the University of Birmingham. It also provides business and enterprise training, delivered by entrepreneurs, and mentoring from advisors and industry specialists who have substantial experience in product development.
Aerospace Unlocking Potential (Aerospace UP) is a £20M three-year project (2020 to 2022) which aims to support the aerospace supply chain in the Midlands by helping to unlock its innovation potential. The project is being delivered by the University of Nottingham and the Midlands Aerospace Alliance. Aerospace UP is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which helps businesses to access funding and expertise to improve their performance through innovation in all aspects of their enterprise. As a pan-Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) project, Aerospace UP is available to SMEs in 8 Midlands LEP areas.
The project offers regional SME organisations technical assistance of typically a 2-day duration, within materials science related projects. The AMCASH project specifically covers the following technical areas, Microscopy and Materials Characterisation, Polymer Sciences, Computational Modelling and Ceramic Science & Engineering.
The Energy & Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University is running an innovative programme to help entrepreneurs and business leaders in the West Midlands to develop new low carbon products and services from such unwanted material. Redundant material such as food waste, cardboard boxes, plastic waste, sawdust, waste oils, manure, hay straw, sugar beet residue, spent grain waste from breweries are only a few examples of waste that could potentially open up fresh possibilities for your business.
Bespoke innovate business support to companies regenerating Brownfield Land.
KTPs are a UK wide programme designed to help businesses improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills.