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Funded Innovation Support for UK SMEs with TWI

Tue, 16 April, 2024

The Innovate UK – Business Growth fund is now open to provide UK-based SMEs fully funded access to approved research and technology organisations (RTO), including TWI Ltd, to drive forward business and innovation.

Eligible companies can apply for up to £15,000 of funding to cover eligible costs for any suitable project including those that:

  • Need technical support
    • Explore and test new product ideas
    • Manufacture demonstration items
    • Technical expertise and specialist sector knowledge
    • Improving efficiency through novel manufacturing techniques
  • Need business support
    • Market analysis; cost modelling; business‐case support
    • Making business operations more sustainable or investigating market gaps
    • The creation of industry‐relevant R&D project plans
    • Commercialisation


The funding provided will be under Minimal Financial Assistance or De minimis. To be eligible, companies must be:

  • A UK-registered trading company with 250 employees or fewer
  • Have received under £315,000 in a rolling 3-year period according to the ‘De minimis’ regulations
  • Be a high growth client with Innovate UK Business Growth

TWI Support

For further information including how to apply for the funding, areas where we can provide support or to discuss your innovation please contact Dr James H Kern or Dyllan Phipps at TWI. Alternatively, more information is available on UKRI's Innovate UK Website.

Dr James H Kern:

Dyllan Phipps:

For more information please email: