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Innovation project advice

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise

What does this involve?

Get free advice from Scottish Enterprise's experienced innovation experts to help you explore and develop new products or services for your business. The service helps innovative businesses in Scotland to grow by supporting them to:

  • identify opportunities
  • prepare and strengthen the case for potential support and investment
  • manage intellectual assets (IA) and intellectual property (IP)
  • develop plans for research and development activity (R&D)
  • connect to project partners in industry and academia
  • develop and launch new and improved products, services, processes and business models
  • review and analyse their innovation process, culture and strategy 
  • review future technology landscapes, trends and opportunities  
  • access innovation funding available throughout the UK

The support will be tailored to your business’s requirements.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if your business:

  • is based in an area covered by Scottish Enterprise (including Aberdeen City and Shire, the east of Scotland, Tayside and the west of Scotland)
  • plans to develop a new product, service or process or significantly improve an existing product, service or process
  • has a completed business plan or project plan
  • has conducted some market research on your business ideas
  • can finance a significant part of your innovation project

Your innovation project must also lead to business performance improvements - for example, increased turnover or new jobs.

What does this cost?

This is a free advice service.

Who is this for?

Businesses based in the areas covered by Scottish Enterprise, including Aberdeen City and Shire, the east of Scotland, Tayside and the west of Scotland.

How long does this take?

You will hear back from an innovation expert within 3 working days of your enquiry.

Important information

If you don't think you meet all the criteria right now, Scottish Enterprise suggests looking at support available through your local Business Gateway.

Next steps

Submit an enquiry and an innovation expert will talk you through the process and help you get started.

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise