Digital Dairy Chain
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Innovation Vouchers: Round 5 Deadline - 22nd February 2024
Supporting Research & Development
We’re also keen to hear from technology start-ups and businesses that may have technology that can transfer to the dairy sector.
Innovation Brokers will help businesses in SW Scotland and Cumbria access funding, knowledge, research & development (R&D) facilities and expertise with the aim of increasing R&D activity.
If you would like to speak to an Innovation Broker please contact us.
R&D activity with a University can be funded by the business, or through a number of different funding grants or schemes.
An Innovation Broker can help you find the most appropriate way to begin working collaboratively with a University. One option is the Digital Dairy Chain Innovation Voucher.
Digital Dairy Chain Innovation Vouchers
What is the purpose of the Innovation Vouchers?
What is the value of the Innovation Vouchers?
The innovation voucher will cover up to 50% of the total project cost. A grant of up to £10,000 (covers the academic project costs and is paid directly to the university) provided the business contributes at least an equal value in cash or in-kind (such as staff time, materials or equipment) or a combination of both.
Please note that companies are responsible for reclaiming VAT from any funds received.
Who is eligible?
All SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises), social enterprises/third sector organisations and sole traders with main business operations in SW Scotland or Cumbria (subject to further due diligence checks.)
Please click here to find out if your location is within the project’s geographical region.
How many vouchers?
A business can apply for a Digital Dairy Chain Innovation Voucher to work on an innovation project with a University. (Consideration will be given to more than one Digital Dairy Chain Innovation Voucher if the project is on a different topic i.e. does not cover the same area of development as a previous application.)
What type of project?
Duration of the project?
The Digital Dairy Chain Innovation Vouchers are aimed at short projects that will help facilitate the business in the initial development of new products, processes or services. So, this may be e.g. a feasibility study or proof of concept, which may then have the potential to lead to a larger project.
How to apply
Find out if your location is within the project’s geographical region
Your Innovation Brokerage Team
The next Step
If you would like to speak to an Innovation Broker please contact us with your name, company, location and details of your enquiry.