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Green Growth Platform

Innovation, research & development

Innovation clinics

Our knowledge and innovation team will meet with you to assess your innovation / research and development needs and to determine the best routes in terms of accessing expert support and funding to help develop your product, technology, process or service.

Access expertise to develop your innovation

We can link you to the specialist expertise you need to take forward your innovation or R&D project.

We connect businesses with university experts from varied disciplines such as engineering, environmental and life sciences, ICT, business, arts, architecture etc.

Funding for R&D / innovation / knowledge projects

We offer advice and support to find suitable funding streams for your innovation / R&D project needs, such as:
  • Green Growth Platform Innovation Vouchers – for small R&D projects, 40% grant funding for projects up to £5K 
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – for 1-3 year strategic projects involving a recent graduate working on the project in your business over this period. Up to 67% government funded
  • Help to identify other relevant  funding competitions such as via Innovate UK, Horizon 2020 and Local Economic Partnerships  

Talk to us to find out more about the different funding schemes and which might be right for your business.


Case study

Case Study

We helped Nafici Environmental Research access grant funding to purchase new equipment, and provided a coach to develop their branding strategy.
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1-2-1 Business Support

Business events and engagement

Innovation and R&D

Skills and training


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Green Growth Platform
+44 (0)1273 641949