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Smart funding: open to innovative businesses from any sector

Smart is Innovate UK’s open grant funding programme. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas.

Businesses can apply for Smart funding to support innovative ideas with commercial potential in any area of the economy. All proposals must be business focused.

Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy, such as but not exclusively:

  • the arts, design and media
  • creative industries
  • science or engineering

All SMEs involved in funded projects will also be offered business growth support from the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

There will be an online briefing event on 24 October 2019 and the closing date for the competition is at midday on 8 January 2020.

For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.

Why not visit the Business Wales Innovation pages to find out how innovation can help your business become more competitive, increase sales and enter new markets.

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