Eligible Activities

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities

New product/New service development/New service delivery and customer interface :

  • Opportunity Analysis to support your ideas in the Idea Screening Phase
  • Idea Screening
  • Concept development, prototyping and testing
  • Development the marketing and engineering details
  • Identification & investigation of intellectual property, including the process for intellectual property creation, protection (but not patent maintenance fees to Intellectual Property Office or relevant official organisations)
  • Feasibility through virtual computer aided rendering and rapid prototyping
  • Conducting focus group customer interviews
  • Commercialization (often considered post-NPD)
  • Critical path analysis
  • New Product Pricing
  • Impact of new product on the entire product portfolio
  • Analysis of competition and alternative competitive technologies
  • Analysis of costs and selling price
  • Forecast of unit volumes, revenue, and profit
  • Equipment purchases to develop prototypes
  • Capital items to develop prototypes
  • Software purchases to develop prototypes
  • Beta Testing and Market Testing
  • Producing a physical prototype or mock-up
  • Testing the product (and its packaging) in typical usage situations
  • Producing an initial run of the product
  • Economic impact assessment
  • Launch new products or services

Process improvement:

  • Opportunity Analysis to support your ideas in the Idea Screening Phase
  • Idea Screening
  • Concept development/Concept testing
  • Critical path analysis
  • Analysis of competition and alternative competitive technologies
  • Analysis of costs and selling price
  • Forecast of unit volumes, revenue, and profit
  • Efficiency audit, process change

Market research

  • Off the shelf market research reports
  • Customised market research done through professional consultants & market research
  • companies
  • Overseas market entry research reports done by specialist Accredited organisations / trade & industry bodies in the UK & overseas

Innovative business model development/ Innovation planning:

  • Development of innovative business models/ strategy
  • Engineering operations planning
  • Program review and monitoring
  • Contingencies – what-if planning
  • Innovation/technology audit

Quality Improvement:

  • Finalising Quality Management System

Supply chain management and logistics:

  • Department scheduling
  • Supplier collaboration
  • Logistics plan
  • Resource planning/publication
  • Resource estimation

Exploiting advanced information technologies:

  • Consultancy towards IT Strategy and Value Optimisation
  • Building security algorithms & AI
  • Specialist electronic system, Software design and computer engineering tools
  • Designing of Specialist CRM systems that drive hardware
  • APP design & development for Mobile & portable devices (such as tablets, phones and PDAs)
  • Development of GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
  • Analysis and Design of Algorithms
  • Electronic Communication and Concurrency
  • Compression Methods for Multimedia
  • Cryptography and Information Security
  • System Modelling
  • Distributed Systems and Applications
  • Software Measurement and Quality Assurance
  • Informatics (including Bioinformatics) e.g. Software & hardware design of fingerprint or IRIS or Biometric Identification
  • Scanners etc. that can be controlled through web technologies