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Why SMART Innovation?

We can help you move from concept to commercial success.  

From a multinational car maker, to a small team of boat builders in West Wales, hundreds of diverse businesses in Wales have already enjoyed increased growth and productivity as a direct result of the support, funding and expertise that SMART Innovation offers. 

Our support for your business is experienced, personal and local. We assign a dedicated industry expert who can work with you throughout your project, and provide as much, or as little, support along the way. 

For businesses that meet our eligibility criteria, an Innovation Specialist will spend a morning or afternoon with you to gain insight into your company, processes and products. During their visit they will write and agree a tailored Innovation Action Plan with, bespoke to your business, capability and ambition.  

Make the call: 03000 6 03000 or contact us here


Our delivery is local, however, we can source expertise beyond our border. SMART Innovation has links with research organisations across the UK to help bring your idea to life through research and development, or identify ways to improve the efficiency of your processes. SMART Innovation provides practical support and can also help your business to access financial support towards the total project costs, with the remainder funded through non-academic partners.

We can help you to access funding from a range of sources, including through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), to help you bring in external support or purchase equipment to help you research your idea, investigate the viability of it and bring your new product or process to life. 

Innovation support
SMART Innovation also offers manufacturing and design consultancy from an approved framework of private sector advisors who can help you to transform your innovative ideas into new products, processes or technologies. 

If you think you have an idea but are unsure whether your business is ready, we can get one of our Innovation Specialists to give you a call to talk through. 

Find out whether you are eligible for support from the EU-funded SMART Innovation programme here, and let us help you to make your innovation happen. 

“I’d recommend anyone thinking about applying for SMART Innovation support to contact the innovation team. They’ll come to you to discuss your plans and see if and how they can help – it’s the best way for you to understand exactly how they could support your business.”
Peter Webber, founder and chairman of CellPath.