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Business Explorer - Plus

Funding and support to take your new idea to the next stage

Support to work with an academic or industry specialist to develop a plan to integrate a new solution or new idea into your business.

Who is it for?

You might be eligible if: 

  • You are a small to medium business
  • You are trading in manufacturing or an eligible services industry 
  • You have been trading for at least 2 years

Eligibility is subject to terms and conditions

What do you get?

  • Funding of up to £20,000/€23,200 (plus VAT)
  • 18 days of academic/specialist support to:
    • Create a plan to implement the solution
    • Develop innovation knowledge and skills to address the application challenge
    • (Must be completed within 3 to 6 months)

What can it be used for?

  • To develop a plan to introduce new technologies, processes or products to improve operations
  • New solutions for greater business agility, productivity or sustainability
  • To develop innovation skills within the business
  • To boost knowledge of innovative initiatives for continued business growth

Get in touch

If this sounds like the right support for your business, call our dedicated hub for more details on how to apply.

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