Innovate UK is the Government funded body tasked with driving productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop the potential of new ideas.

They do this through a variety of grant funding competitions such as Smart grants which can fund up to 70% of a project of up to £2m.

Details of the Smart competition closing in November and the complete list of competitions can be found at the following links:

RTC North, on behalf of Innovate UK, are able to provide advice and assistance to innovative and ambitious SME businesses based in the north of England. Applications can be made here: