SMART Partnerships

Rolling Call for applications           

SMART Partnerships offers financial support to innovative collaboration projects that require a range of expertise to help businesses grow, improve productivity and increase competitiveness.

The aim of SMART Partnerships is to support collaborative projects, with a clear focus to increase the capacity and capabilities of Welsh businesses to develop R&D activities by linking them with Research Organisations and an associate, to work on a specific project to develop new products, processes and services in alignment with Smart Specialisation.

It is offered to Welsh businesses and Welsh Research organisations.  The project must demonstrate it is an effective collaboration and will deliver positive Welsh economic and Well-being of Future Generations impacts.

Funding will support 50% of the total eligible project costs. The business partner shall provide the remaining balance of the total eligible projects costs. The funding will be awarded to the research organisation.

Duration of projects: 6-12 months

Contract research and provision of research services are not eligible.


For further information please contact your Research Development Manager

South East Wales - Richard Morgan -

South West Wales - Terry Stubbs -

North and Mid Wales - Samantha Williams –