Author: iain gray

September 21, 2018

MSC R&D achieves IIP Certification

MSC R&D’s success depends on the commitment and quality of our people. So, in early Summer we began the next part of our Quality initiatives and started the Investors In People accreditation process.  There are 9 key indicators for the standard with 3 themes making a total of 27 themes […]

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September 19, 2018

Partners NOT Competitors

A variety of grant schemes offer funding for “Collaborative” projects.  The European Commission, Innovate UK and several others have schemes of this type.  When discussing grant funding opportunities with SMEs I am often faced with the reaction “we don’t want to work with competitors – it’s too risky”.

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Innovation loans: September 2018 open competition now open

Competition opens: Monday 17 September 2018 Registration closes: Wednesday 14 November 2018 12:00pm

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September 12, 2018

How big is your grant?

The size of grants varies considerably between schemes, provider organisations and type of recipient.  It is also worth noting that the size of the grant can vary significantly in percentage terms as a proportion of the total cost of the project.  So, what does this mean for your R&D project?

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September 5, 2018

Why apply for grants

Grant funding is available from a wide range of sources to support SMEs in the development of new products and services. Some grants can be substantial. However, grant funding is competitive and significant effort is required to make submission – so, why would an SME do this?

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