research grants

South East Small Businesses: Apply for Research Grants

Small businesses with high-growth potential in the South East can compete for a number of research grants worth £4,000 or £8,000 to use for research and development, by applying to the SEEDA Innovation Voucher Scheme 2011 (PDF) by the 9th of March. The scheme, run by the South East of England Development Agency (SEEDA) and the South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA), aims to help the region’s small firms access the expertise and facilities of local universities and public research organisations. Firms must approach a university or public research organisation before applying for the scheme, to ensure that the work they are proposing is viable. Small businesses in any sector (except agriculture or fishery) can apply for the business grants, although priority will be given to firms i... »