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Our Research and Development (R&D) Grant supports businesses developing new products, processes and services to improve company competitiveness and to benefit the Scottish economy. Whether your project aims to gather the knowledge and skills to develop new products and services, or to introduce a significant improvement to existing ones, we can help you get started. 

Projects typically last 6 to 36 months, and the grant can cover up to 50% of the project costs. In that time, you could be producing drafts, drawings, plans and other documentation, provided that they aren’t intended for commercial use. 

We support the new stuff. The grant doesn’t cover the routine or periodic changes made to products, processes or services and other operations in progress, even if such changes may represent improvements.