Markets don’t stand still, neither should your business.

Are you a registered company with a business plan, or are you working towards completing one? If so, our Innovate Your Business service provides one-to-one specialist support to help you:

  • Identify areas of your business where change is required to help the business grow
  • Take advantage of emerging market opportunities by developing new products, processes or business models
  • Design and implement collaborative projects
  • Identify and secure appropriate finance for innovation activities



We can also offer grants of up to £15,000 for projects that aim to turn new ideas into commercial opportunities. If you've got a new idea to grow your business but don't know how to make it happen, we're here to help. Support through our Innovate Your Business programme is free of charge. However, please note that it is a form of State Aid and it may count towards your overall De Minimis allowance.



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Funding of up to £15,000 could be offered to SMEs through our Small Innovation Grant Schemes. This is made available throughout the year to applicants working in the Highlands and Islands, and available to businesses with no more than 250 employees.

Expert Advice

Our Innovation Enquiry Service will give you access to experienced advisors who can decide on the best course of action to help you move your project forward. All advice given is completely impartial and kept strictly confidential.


Through our Innovation Clinics, we offer group and one-to-one sessions with our specialists. These meetings help us get a more detailed overview of your project. From there, we can offer support and highlight key actions.


If further support would be beneficial, we will provide you with 1-2 days of Specialist Innovation Support. Our skilled consultants will work with you to provide a detailed strategy for your project.

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