Autumn Funding Round

Innovation Vouchers Funding Round

Innovation Vouchers is a programme run by Aston Business School aiming to help SME’s innovate and grow using a cash injection to access external expertise, driving innovation and growth. You could be eligible for up to £2,500 funding through the Innovation Vouchers Programme.

Our autumn funding round is now open to applications until 24th August for any businesses based in the following West Midlands areas: Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch, Bromsgrove and the Wyre Forest (based upon Kidderminster).

For every £1 a company can put up towards innovation and growth, it will be matched with a £1 contribution from the project.

The typical Innovation Voucher is £2,500, which means eligible businesses can unlock a total business innovation fund of £5,000 to access external expertise with knowledge base organisations such as contractors, research institutes and consultants.

The initiative, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and managed by Aston University in partnership with Birmingham City University, was set up to help smaller businesses pay for new processes and systems that will improve efficiency and help bring new products to market.

To apply, complete an application form (download the the below link) and submit it to by 12pm on Monday 24th August 2020

If you’re active in one of our priority sectors below, you could be fast-tracked for approval!

·         Advanced Manufacturing including Automotive and Aerospace

·         Low Carbon

·         ICT

·         Digital and Creative

·         Life Sciences

Get in touch now and see where your voucher can take you!