Develop products and services

Connect with our experts for business support at all stages of product and service development. From choosing the right business model and securing your intellectual assets to accessing finance, grants, networks and digital solutions, we can help.

Innovation support

Need help to refine new product or service concepts to be more competitive and profitable? From choosing the right business model and securing your intellectual assets to accessing grants, networks and digital process solutions - we've got it covered.

Scotland's Open Innovation Marketplace

If you've got a challenging business obstacle that needs an innovative solution or you're an organisation who's great at solving business challenges, Scotland's Open Innovation Marketplace puts you in touch with each other. 


Funding and grants

Various grants and financial support are available to all sizes of business. Grants cover research and development, design, co-investment and technological innovations, to help you take your product or service into overseas markets.

Support for manufacturers

Are you a Scottish manufacturer striving to excel in all that you do to become more efficient and profitable? Talk to us about getting a tailored manufacturing review for your business. And make real change happen in your company.

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Why choose us?

We've helped thousands of businesses to develop products and services.

1,000 companies fast-tracked

In the past 12 months, we helped 1,000 companies to develop new products and services faster

3,500 'active innovators'

We've helped 3,500 companies become 'active innovators' in the past 3 years

90% recommend our services

90% of supported companies surveyed by our team would recommend our services to others

Source: Scottish Enterprise innovation support team

Don't just take our word for it

Ken Scott of Alexander Dennis Buses at the Skelmersdale Depot

Ken Scott is the group engineering director at Alexander Dennis, a Scottish bus manufacturer

"We've benefited from working with Scottish Enterprise on various innovations, including our new double-deck and single-deck products, which we've recently introduced to the UK."

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Alan Gordon from Stenaline at Stenaline Loch Ryan Port, Belfast Way, Cairnryan

Alan Gordon is the director of innovation at Stena Line, a large ferry company

"I believe open innovation will be a step change for Stena as we'll be able to solve any problems and not be restricted by our internal knowledge or experience."

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