Collaborative Innovation Fund

Funding to support innovation in Scotland's food and drink sector

As part of the Make Innovation Happen initiative, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise have invested £650,000 into a new Food and Drink Collaborative Innovation Fund.

The aim of the fund is to encourage a culture of collaborative innovation by addressing key opportunities or challenges in the food and drink sector.

Am I eligible?

The fund is primarily aimed at innovations in products, processes or business models leading to new growth in the food and drink sector.

The programme is focused on small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), within Scotland's food and drink sector. Larger companies may be part of the collaboration but should have at least one SME in their project.

Companies must be registered in Scotland or be able to demonstrate that its principal business operation is based here. Essentially, there must be a collaborative relationship between a group of companies, organisations, Scottish Higher Education Institutes or research facilities.

How to apply

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