Research and development funding

A variety of support and funding is available to help businesses of all sizes in the Highlands and Islands region engage in research and development.

HIE research and development funding scheme
The HIE research and development funding scheme supports SMEs undertaking research and development, even if the innovation is new only to your business.
SMART:SCOTLAND provides financial assistance to SMEs to help support projects, which represent a significant technological advance for the UK sector or industry concerned.
Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7)
FP7 is the short name for the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. This is the EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe and it will run from 2007 to 2013.
Research and development tax credits
Research and development tax credits were introduced to increase investment in innovation
Small Business Research Initiative
Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) provides SME's with greater access to Research and Development opportunities supporting the future procurement needs of Government departments.


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