Get the funding you need to access expert support to help your business innovate, develop and grow.
Innovation Vouchers enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Greater Manchester to apply for up to £5,000 funding to access expertise, research and specialist facilities to accelerate the development of innovative products and services.
The vouchers provide an opportunity to develop a new, long term and sustainable partnership with a University or a recognised research organisation (typically not for profit).
The kind of activities the vouchers can be used to fund include:
- Access to facilities and equipment
- Product design
- Research and development
- Knowledge transfer
Innovation Vouchers are available for established SMEs in Greater Manchester, subject to eligibility and suitability criteria.
Successful applicants must match the value of the Innovation Voucher with a £1 contribution for every £1 received. For example, businesses applying for the maximum voucher of £5,000 will be required to contribute £5,000 (and the full VAT cost). The minimum contribution from businesses is £3,000.
This service is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, part of the Business Growth Hub's Innovation Service.
Our Innovation Network is an opportunity for business leaders and senior managers to meet other ambitious businesses, investors, research establishments and innovation organisations, such as universities and technology specialists, to pick up new knowledge and skills.
Gain access to the knowledge held in our world class universities and research institutes.
Share ideas with leading innovators from global organisations and the wider professional community.