Innovation support for Scottish SMEs

SCOUT Project
For companies working in high-value chemical and biochemical supply chains.
Eligibility
Scotland

Are you looking for support to overcome innovation challenges?

Are you developing disruptive technologies and need help with the innovation process, overcoming market-entry barriers or support to build a supply chain? The SCOUT project can help you de-risk your technology development with the help of world-class capabilities and innovation expertise.

Integrating innovative products and services is critical to the success of the Scottish manufacturing industries. Transforming new technology into business growth and increased profitability is a challenging process and companies often need targeted and bespoke support to achieve this.

How do we make this possible?

Scottish SMEs are able to receive support through a three-pronged approach of innovation clinics, Innovation Integrator assessments and deep technical consultancy, funded by the Advanced Manufacturing Challenge Fund, which is managed by the Scottish Government.

This support will generate new ideas, partnerships and revenues, helping to accelerate the delivery of disruptive technology to the market and ultimately to deliver economic growth.

CPI along with CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub and the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) jointly bring their strong technical expertise and facilities to support SMEs progress with their innovation challenges.

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Avril Gold

Avril Gold

Business Development Manager

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Our Offer

Companies will be connected to new networks and supply chains in order to encourage partnerships and attend clinics with a focus on common technology and business challenges.

Outcomes to support companies overcome the challenges they face include:

  • Mapping a path to commercialisation and link to a supply chain.
  • Support with growth challenges by providing a clear plan, new networks and knowledge from industry experts.
  • Making links for SMEs to parallel supply chains and increase partnerships for regulatory, process technology and digital companies.
  • Support to overcome internal barriers preventing R&D investment.

SMEs can access the services provided by the project without charge.

Eligibility

Small/medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a registered address in Scotland can apply for support if the following criteria is met:

  • Staff headcount less than 250 (Full-time equivalents, so part-time roles are percentages of a full-time equivalent)
  • Annual turnover of less than 50 million euros
  • Annual balance sheet less than 43 million euros
  • Businesses must operate in high-value chemical or biochemical supply chains.
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Innovation Partners

CPI along with CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub and the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) jointly bring their strong technical expertise and facilities to support SMEs progress with their innovation challenges.

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Start Date: 01 Mar 2020 End Date: 31 May 2023 Project No. AMCFST2-001