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Smart - round 2 (2015/16)

Round 2 of Smart 2015/16 is now open for applications with the assessment cut-off date being 16th July 2015 at 12 noon!
Smart is a grant scheme which offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could emerge.
The scheme supports SMEs carrying out R&D which offers potentially significant rewards and that could stimulate UK economic growth.
Three types of grant are available:
  • Proof of market
  • Proof of concept
  • Development of prototype.
Any UK SME undertaking research and development may apply; applications are accepted on a rolling basis for assessment by independent experts.
The new batch assessment dates for Smart scheme applications during the financial year 2015/16 are:
Smart Assessment Rounds 15/16 Close
Round 1 - 15 21/05/2015 12:00
Round 2 - 15 16/07/2015 12:00
Round 3 - 15 24/09/2015 12:00
Round 4 - 15 26/11/2015 12:00
Round 5 - 16 21/01/2016 12:00
Round 6 - 16 24/03/2016 12:00
Smart responsive mode is "always open". However to assist Innovate UK in the processing of these applications, we assign them into batches for final assessment and funding.
For further information take a look at the Innovate UK website:
Alternatively contact marc Burke at the KTN:
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