Research and development vouchers

Our innovation voucher initiative gives you access to academic knowledge that can help your innovate post COVID-19.

You could access advice (consultancy) on how to develop your innovative idea, learn more about diversifying your business offer through R&D activities, or find out how you could make the most of intellectual property.

Our Innovation Vouchers provide you with funding which can be used to access our research and innovation support such as consultancy and contract research. Each voucher is worth up to £5,000.

Our Innovation Vouchers are fully funded up to the value of £5,000. Successful applicants will need to offer 25% in-kind activity for the value of the project to secure the funding. The in-kind activity from the company/organisation could include staff time, materials or equipment, or a combination of both.

For example, if you applied for the maximum voucher value of £5,000, you would contribute £1,250 of in-kind activity.

Get in touch

Find out more and register your interest by contacting

Additional information

  • There are a limited amount of innovation vouchers available.
  • Any organisation (including charities and local government authorities) can take advantage of the initiative, regardless of size, sector or location.
  • We’ll work with you to learn more about your needs and how we might be able to help you.

You can also take advantage of our Open Innovation Workshops.

Innovation vouchers in action

Read how Thrive and Enjoy Limited, a Peterborough based health coaching and therapy company took advantage of our innovation vouchers offer.

Read more in Research and Innovation Highlights