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Yorkshire Innovation Fund Yorkshire Innovation Fund

The project helps Yorkshire and Humber SMEs in priority and eligible sectors to access the expertise of the region’s universities and collaborate on research and development and innovation projects.

To be eligible, companies must operate in one of the following sectors:

  • advanced manufacturing, engineering and materials
  • bio-renewables (feedstocks, raw materials and ingredients)
  • healthcare technologies
  • low carbon energy (eg wind, nuclear, carbon capture and storage, bio-fuel)
  • bioscience
  • creative and digital
  • chemicals
  • financial and business services
  • food and drink
  • sport (South Yorkshire SMEs only)

YIF is a competitive fund with 4 different types of support:

  • Small Innovation Project: short cycle projects of 3 months providing support valued at up to £10,000
  • Research and Development Project:  longer cycle projects providing support valued at up to £31,000
  • Graduate Research and Development and Innovation Placement: – 6 to 18 month mentored graduate placements valued at up to £30,000
  • Strategic Intervention: – these are large scale projects helping multiple SMEs with the same needs to access university expertise (strategic Interventions have a sector, technology or geographic foc

  • Regions: East Riding, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire
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