Support and funding

From fundamental research to new product commercialisation, we believe Welsh businesses deserve the best guidance and support.

You can apply innovation to any part of your business. Whether you need collaborators or academic help; outside expertise or new designs; advice on IP or funding towards new equipment, we want to help you.

That’s why we’ve developed a suite of support called SMART. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Welsh Government works alongside the Fund to help create jobs and improve people’s lives by driving cutting-edge research and innovation.



Support through our network of experienced specialists based across Wales. We have an experienced team of advisers who can help you


Funding for your business to innovate and take it through all phases of R&D, from initial feasibility to market exploitation.

Intellectual Property

Learn the basics on protecting and exploiting your IP with guidance from our experts.

Working with universities and colleges

Welsh universities and colleges have a huge amount of expert knowledge and facilities which can help you develop your idea.

Expertise Wales

The online resource for driving collaboration and innovation in Wales. Expertise Wales can help you identify opportunities for collaboration.