Got an idea? Put innovation into your business and get up to £5000

If you’re an SME with an idea you can now apply for an innovation voucher and claim up to £5000 to help you grow your business.

What kinds of ideas are eligible?

Vouchers will be awarded to businesses that are looking to develop an innovative approach to a specific challenge.  All types of innovation are supported! It could be an idea for a new or improved product, process or service.  It could also be using design to improve ideas or managing intellectual property.

This should represent a real challenge for your business, not just a small improvement or change to what you currently do.

Innovation Vouchers will help you obtain expert advice from a type of knowledge provider you haven’t worked with before.  Vouchers cannot be used to buy equipment or training for your business. Off-the-shelf software, marketing, and branding items are also ineligible.   You can, however, get help with protecting the intellectual property rights of your branding.

Next steps

Contact Scott Sellars, intellectual property adviser certified by the Intellectual Property Office.

T: 01274 230074


Written on 30th October 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, News