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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”.

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?

05 Sep
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?

MSC R&D’s Technical Due Diligence Team provides valuable insight during another successful investment process, led by Maven Capital Partners .

The Construction industry is one that has seen great demand for MSC R&D’s R&D Tax Credit services in recent months, with five new clients signed up and refunds averaging £35k.

A property capital allowance claim isn’t purely calculating the value of property embedded fixtures & fittings that qualify for tax relief, we feel it’s just as important to understand how a claim can best be applied to a clients tax position.

Because of the specialised knowledge required to make a R&D Tax Credit claim, many companies use an advisor. The choice of such an advisor is very important as there exists wide variations in fees, service levels and competency.

Banks, Venture Capitalists  & Private Equity companies. Are you seeking to: De-risk technology investments? Increase potential for higher yield returns?

Whilst Horizon Europe has received a positive response in some quarters, several interest groups across Europe are not happy.  MEPs have already voiced concern that the programme is not big enough for Europe to address global challenges.

If you own your commercial premises or have incurred investment on a leased property in recent years, then PEFFs is a term you may grow to know and love.