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Rolling Call for applications
Panel dates to review projects will be published here

SMARTExpertise offers financial support to innovative collaboration projects that require a range of expertise to solve industry problems.

The aim of the call is to support collaborative projects, between industry and Welsh research organisations, which address strategic industrial technical challenge/s with a clear focus on commercialisation and exploitation of new products, processes or services and growth in capacity and capability in key areas of Smart Specialisation.

There are no restrictions on size or location of industrial partners, however, the project must demonstrate it is an effective collaboration and will deliver positive Welsh economic impacts.

Funding will support 100% of the research organisations eligible project costs which shall equate to a maximum of 50% of the total eligible project costs. The industrial partners shall provide the remaining balance of the total eligible projects costs. The funding will be awarded to the research organisation.

Duration of projects: up to 36 months
Contract research and provision of research services are not eligible.

SMARTExpertise Panel Dates 2019

Panel Date                                                  Award Date

13 March 2019                                             18 March 2019

5 June 2019                                                  12 June 2019

3 September 2019                                       10 September 2019

4 December 2019                                        11 December 2019


For applications to be considered by a SMARTExpertise panel it shall have to satisfy all of the following conditions:

  1. Submitted at least 3 months before the panels published date.
  2. Meet the SMARTExpertise eligibility criteria.
  3. Information provided deemed sufficient to undertake full appraisal.

For further information please contact your Research Development Manager

Rolling Call Announcement
Guidance to SMARTExpertise open call
Application for SMARTExpertise - Financial support for a collaborative project open call 

SMARTExpertise Key Fact Sheet