This strand offers SMEs in any part of the HIE region the opportunity to secure a business and/or engineering support package worth up to £15K to use IoT to address one of our ‘4P’ challenges:
While applications are critically assessed, this is not a competition. Funding is available on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis while it exists.
The package offered could include a combination of services including:
In assessing your application, we’ll be looking to see if your idea:
To be eligible, companies must have their main operational base in the HIE region (Shetland, Orkney, Outer Hebrides, Caithness and Sutherland, Inner Moray Firth, Inverness, Moray, Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross and Argyll and the Islands).
You must be an SME. The UK government’s definition of SMEs:
Applications are critically assessed, but this is not a competition. Project funding is available on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis while funding exists.
You will need to contribute in some way to the project – either in cash or in-kind. We’ll discuss that with when you apply.
When the support package ends, we’ll produce a case study for our website that will be shared with Highlands and Islands Enterprise.