Smart is available to single companies. Three types of grant are available:

- Proof of market grant

- Proof of concept grant

- Development of prototype grant

Pre start-ups, start-ups, and small and medium-sized businesses from all sectors across the UK may apply for the Smart programme.

Further information, including full guidance for applicants, is available on the right hand side of this page. 

NEW:  Please note that the Guidance for Applicants for all three types of grant have been updated with effect from Round 5 (opening 29th November 2012).  Specifically, when applying for a Smart grant, you must download from and use the latest version of the Smart finance form relevant to your grant type.  The system will only accept the latest version of the form

 Batch assessment dates

Smart scheme batch assessment dates in FY2012/13, view details here

The new batch assessment dates for Smart scheme applications during the next financial year, which starts on 2nd April, are:

2012    31 May, 19 July, 27 September, 29 November

2013    24 January, 21 March

View more details here

Smart responsive mode is "always open". However to assist the Technology Strategy Board in the processing of these applications, we assign them into batches for final assessment and funding.

Once an application is submitted, it is forwarded to the appointed assessors to begin the assessment process. At the batch assessment date indicated below, any remaining applications are sent to assessors. Any applications submitted after 12.00 noon on the batch assessment date will be reviewed with the following batch of assessments. 

Following the batch assessment date, the Technology Strategy Board collates all of the assessment feedback and scores from the assessors and then ranks all submissions in batches and assigns the available funding. Therefore an applicant should expect to hear from the Technology Strategy Board approximately one month after the batch assessment date with respect to its funding decision.

Open date: 04 April 2011



Phone number: 0300 3214357

Last updated on Thursday 29 November 2012 at 14:00



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