Research and development funding

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Developing a new product or service or introducing a new technology or process can give your business a competitive edge. It can also enhance your brand and reputation as an innovative business, leading to new opportunities and links to potential business partnerships in wider markets.

Finding and understanding suitable funding to support your research, development and innovation (RD&I) can be a difficult and confusing task. The difference between success and failure can sometimes feel like a lottery.

For businesses wanting to access grants and funding, identifying the most suitable funding vehicle and assessing your suitability is key to success.

How we can help

We can provide help and advice to support your research and development bids. Our role is to make the funding landscape less confusing.

We can work with you on an individual or workshop basis to identify suitable funding vehicles, review your technology or science to access its suitability to the call and discuss your likelihood of a successful bid.

Our funding support will help you:

  • identify suitable funding sources
  • prepare your business to make a bid
  • find suitable partners for joint bids
  • provide feedback on your application


Support is provided free of charge to eligible businesses.

How to get started

To discuss your funding requirements in more detail and to see if your business is eligible, contact our team today.

  • Get your business ‘investment ready’

    Our RD&I specialists will help you navigate the landscape and direct you to the right funding source.

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  • The innovate2succeed programme has really helped us to fast-track our new product development and launch programmes, allowing us to progress our innovative new lines under the expert guidance of market specialists.
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    Steve Cooper
    Business Support at Ramer