Co-investing in business Research, Development, and Innovation for sustainable growth

SMARTCymru supports Welsh businesses to develop, implement and commercialise new products, processes and services.

So far we have supported over 450 Welsh businesses to carry out over 650 projects, creating and building on their capability to innovate.

We can assist your business at every stage of your Innovation Journey, with a phased approach to supporting Research and Development activity;

  • 'Feasibility' - to investigate the viability of your innovative ideas
  • 'Industrial Research' - to undertake practical research to develop proof of concept
  • 'Experimental Development' - to show the results of your research in operation
  • 'Exploitation' - to exploit your new product or process successfully

SMARTCymru can also assist you to bring in external expertise or equipment through our Innovation Voucher.  

Our Innovation Voucher Plus offers assistance to implement a new process.

SMART Cymru will close for new applications on 28th February 2022

How to access our support

Support is delivered by a team of highly experienced Innovation Specialists who will provide advice on the options available, to make the most of your innovative ideas.  Your Innovation Specialist will guide you through each stage of the application.

To get started you can contact the Business Wales Helpline on 03000 6 03000

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.

Funding for the SMARTCymru project is provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).