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TALK TO US ABOUT funding options

UWS can help you source and secure funds to support your research ideas in partnership. 

There are several sources of funding support industry collaborations with University researchers. We can help you source and apply for the most appropriate one to suit your business and project ideas. To discuss your project, contact the relevant UWS business development manager in each of our subject areas: Health, Society and Sustainability.

Below, we provide overview and links to more detailed information about:

  • Innovation Vouchers (funding of up to £20,000 may be available for Scottish businesses to help fund collaborative projects with UWS)
  • Innovation Centres (there are eight innovation centres in Scotland to help you access Scotland's world-leading academics to support your business)
  • Innovate UK (to help companies grow innovative solutions which will benefit society and the economy).
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If you are looking for collaboration and advice for funding options relating to EducationMedia, Culture & Society, Business & Enterprise then contact:

Innovation vouchers

The Scottish Funding Council offers funding programmes to offset the cost for SMEs of collaborating with Scotland's universities to develop new products, services and processes. 

Innovation Centres 

UWS works in partnership with the Innovation Centres. These are a Scottish government-funded initiative, providing funds for joint projects between businesses and universities. 

Contact if you are interested in:

  • digital health (diabetes, dementia or cancer) 
  • solutions focused on specific subgroups of patients and diseases 

Contact if you are interested in:

  • biotechnology  
  • aquaculture 
  • oil and gas industry 
  • construction 
  • IT and Big Data 
  • engineering 

Innovate UK 

Innovate UK provides funding for companies and partner organisations, including universities, to discover and develop the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. 




Last updated: 22/07/2017