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The Technology Strategy Board’s national Innovation Voucher scheme is designed to help businesses gain the knowledge they need to innovate and grow.
An Innovation Voucher can help your business to work with an external expert for the first time by paying towards the cost of their services.
The Innovation Voucher can enable your business to access knowledge for all types of innovation – for example:
However, you need to be clear that accessing this knowledge will help your business address a real challenge, not just a small improvement or change to what you currently do.
Innovation Vouchers help you to obtain expert advice from a knowledge supplier you haven’t worked with before, not to fund general business needs such as training or equipment.
We are providing Innovation Vouchers for start-up, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to work with ‘knowledge suppliers’ such as:
Initially, Innovation Vouchers will be available to businesses that are working on – or aiming to work on – ideas in the following three priority areas:
The allocation dates for Innovation Vouchers are:
Applying is simple!
to find out more information join the Innovation Vouchers group on _connect at: https://connect. innovateuk.org/web/guest/home
An Innovation Voucher will enable you to work with an external expert for the first time so you can move forward with a particular idea or innovation. It can also be used to help you think through an idea that might lead you to apply for other types of support offered by the Technology Strategy Board.
The online Guidance for Applicants will help you to decide if your project is eligible when the scheme opens on 24 September.
Competitions helpline: 0300 321 4357
The Technology Strategy Board is the UK’s innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation.
TechnologyStrategy Board North Star House North Star AvenueSwindonSN2 1UE
Telephone: 01793 442700
Innovation Vouchers operate under deminimis State Aid regulations. There is an upper limit of £200k (approximately £165k) for all de minimis aid provided to any one business over a three-year fiscal period. See the Guidance for Applicants for more information.
The supplier chosen must be a registered business.
An Innovation Voucher is issued to an individual business and is non-transferable.
Funding: From £5k to £8k dependent on type of project
Type of Funding: Grant
Project Timeframe - Expiry Date: Monday 30th September 2013
Eligibility: The online Guidance for Applicants will help you to decide if your project is eligible
Disclaimer: The information above was accurate at the time of publishing. This is a constantly evolving directory and we will amend the details as and when required. Regenerate Pennine Lancashire is not responsible for the accuracy of external information.