Support and funding for open innovation

There's a range of support to help you take on an innovation challenge

CAN DO innovation challenge fund

Scotland’s public bodies can receive up to 100% funding to support the development of innovative solutions to challenges with no current market solution

Open innovation programme

Scottish Enterprise’s open innovation programme supports private and public organisations to develop a culture of open innovation to help organisations do things better.

CivTech® support

CivTech®, part of Scotland’s CAN DO innovation challenge supports the public sector and industry to solve innovation challenges in the digital/internet of things sector.

100% funding available for R&D projects

Through this programme, we can help you access up to £100,000 to test an idea, and up to £2 million or more to develop or demonstrate solutions in the field.

R&D grants

Whether your project aims to gather the knowledge and skills to develop new products and services or make significant improvements to existing ones, our R&D grant can help.

Specialist innovation support

We offer tailored innovation support to companies based in Scotland. We can offer expertise across a number of areas from product design, proof of concept, testing and market launch.

Interface funding

Interface will support and guide businesses through the open innovation process of being matched with academic expertise and can help source funding options to offset project costs.