The SMART:SCOTLAND grant is a research and development (R&D) grant offered by Scottish Enterprise to support high-risk, highly ambitious projects.
It provides funding to support feasibility studies that help to show your idea could work in the real world. Your project will need to generate intellectual property (IP) that your business will own. The grant only available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland and supports activities that have a commercial endpoint.
The initial deadline for applications has been extended to 11:59am on 31 August 2021. After this, there will be a short pause while the service is moved onto a new digital platform. Companies will then be invited to apply using the new online application form.
Studies must last between 6 and 18 months, and the maximum grant is £100,000. Feasibility is paid with a third of the grant in an upfront instalment and the rest is quarterly in arrears.
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