Get expert help with innovation
The ability for a business to remain competitive has never been more important than in today’s current economic environment, but it can be the biggest challenge. Innovation can keep you at the forefront of your sector, opening up new markets and customers for your business.
Find out how to unlock the cutting-edge resources and wealth of advice, support and information that’s available in our region for those who want to innovate and drive their businesses forward.
There is also financial assistance to help businesses to develop new products, systems and processes:
- Grant for Research and Development (Small & Medium Companies) financial assistance for work that leads to innovative products or processes. Available to individuals starting a business or businesses with less than 250 employees.
- Industrial Research and Development Award for Large Companies - this is a scheme approved by the European Union.
- European R&D Support Programme – over €50bn is available from the European Commission to support research and development over the next 7 years.
Centres of Industrial Collaboration
Yorkshire Forward’s Centres of Industrial Collaboration (CICs) bridge the gap between universities and industry. They help businesses of all sizes to access the innovation, technology and expertise within the many world-leading university R&D facilities in Yorkshire and Humber, translating knowledge and facilities into commercial benefits. The CICs have expertise in a number of industry sectors:
- Pharmaceuticals, chemicals and biotechnology
- Digital and electronic
- Food and drink
For more information visit www.yorkshirecic.com
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