Innovation Vouchers


Innovation Vouchers enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to apply for up to £5,000 funding to access expertise, research and specialist facilities to accelerate the development of innovative products and services.

The vouchers provide an opportunity to develop a partnership with a Greater Manchester university or a recognised research organisation

The kind of activities the vouchers can be used to fund include:

Product testing
Product design
Research and development
Knowledge transfer
Innovation Vouchers are available for SMEs in Greater Manchester, subject to eligibility and suitability criteria.

Successful applicants must match the value of the Innovation Voucher with a £1 contribution for every £1 received. For example, businesses applying for the maximum voucher of £5,000 will be required to contribute £5,000 (and the full VAT cost). The minimum contribution from businesses is £3,000.

This is an Open Call process; however, funding is limited so don’t delay - download this Innovation Voucher Scheme expression of interest form and return it to

This service is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, part of th