Innovation and Research and Development

Innovate UK

  • Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) is sponsored by BIS and manages a range of funded programmes and delivery mechanisms to drive innovation in the UK.
  • Provides funding for Research, Development and Demonstration projects ranging from small proof -of-concept grants and feasibility studies through to large multi-partner collaborative R&D and demonstration projects.
  • Businesses supported range from pre start-up, start-up and early stage micro businesses, to large multi-nationals. There are different models depending on the specific needs of companies, sectors and technologies.

Contact

T: 01793 442700

E:  support@innovateuk.org 

 

R&D Tax Relief Scheme

  • HMRC scheme providing over £1billion in tax incentives to encourage investment and innovation by UK companies.
  • SME's scheme provides 225% tax relief on all qualifying expenditure. Large company scheme provides 130% relief on all qualifying expenditure.
  • Trafford Council has appointed a Tax Relief Partner to provide support to businesses interested in making a claim.

Contact

T: 0161 912 4176

E: business@trafford.gov.uk 

 

NESTA

  • NESTA is an independent charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.
  • NESTA uses innovative approaches to provide investments and grants and mobilise research, networks & skills.

Contact

T: 02074 382500

E: information@nesta.org.uk