Up to £2 million available to run proof of concept projects encouraging SME productivity boosting technology or management practices.

A share of up to £2 million is available to run proof of concept projects aimed at how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology or management practices.

  • Competition opens: Monday 28 January 2019
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 17 April 2019 12:00pm
  • Funding type: Grant
  • Project size: You can apply for up to £60,000 in grant funding to run a proof of concept project.

Proof of concept projects

This competition is for proof of concept projects for ideas that are in early development. They should encourage SMEs to adopt existing technologies and/or management practices that can boost firm level productivity.

Trials

Trial projects will test different approaches to encouraging SMEs to adopt existing technologies and/or management practices that can boost firm productivity. These projects will help to generate robust evidence on the most effective approaches, and build an understanding of the short, medium and long-term impacts of these approaches.

To apply for funding to run a trial where the lead applicant is a business you must apply through the business-led trial competition.

To apply for funding for a trial where the lead applicant is not a business you must apply through the non-business led trial competition page.

Find out more and apply here.

Source: GOV.UK

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