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Innovation Vouchers - Round 12

You can get an Innovation Voucher worth up to £5,000 to pay for an external expert to help your business grow.
 
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR THIS ROUND CLOSES AT 12 NOON ON 21 JULY 2015*
 
You can use this expert to get advice on a novel idea or to use design within your business. You can ask them to help you make the most of intellectual property (IP). You can also use Innovation Vouchers to buy time and support on specialist equipment or facilities.
 
Innovate UK can help you find and choose an expert from one of the following:
  • universities and further education colleges 
  • research and technology organisations 
  • technical consultancies 
  • Catapult centres 
  • design advisers 
  • intellectual property advisers

Find out if you are eligible 

To qualify for an Innovation Voucher you must: 
  • be starting up or running a micro, small or medium-sized UK business 
  • have not worked with this expert before 
  • need help with something that's a real challenge for your business, not just a small improvement or change 
  • have not had an Innovation Voucher from Innovate UK or the Technology Strategy Board before 
Unsure if your business is an SME? You can check the European definition of an SME here.
 
You cannot use an Innovation Voucher to fund:
  • staff training
  • equipment
  • off-the-shelf software
  • marketing or branding items
  • standard business advice
The Guidance for Applicants document will help you to decide if your project is eligible, or you can contact our helpline on 0300 321 4357 or by email: competitions@innovateuk.gov.uk
 
For further information contact Marc Burke at the KTN
marc.burke@ktn-uk.org
07515334818
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