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SMART SCOTLAND Grant – Applications Open - Perthshire Chamber of Commerce

SMART SCOTLAND Grant – Applications Open

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The SMART SCOTLAND grant is a research and development (R&D) grant offered by Scottish Enterprise to support high-risk, highly ambitious projects.

It provides funding to support feasibility studies that help to show your idea could work in the real world.

Your project will need to generate intellectual property (IP) that your business will own.

The grant only available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland and supports activities that have a commercial endpoint.

You may be eligible if:

  • You’re a small or medium-sized business, university spin-out or an individual.
  • You’re based, or planning to set up, in Scotland.
  • Your project represents an advance in technological innovation for the UK industry or sector concerned.
  • There are technical risks and challenges associated with defining and developing the technology.
  • You own, or have rights to use, the intellectual property required to undertake the project.
  • You’ll own all intellectual property developed throughout the project.
  • You have the necessary management and technical expertise and resources (either in-house or brought-in) to make the project a success.
  • Both the project and the business are financially viable.
  • Financial assistance from SMART Scotland is essential for the project to go ahead.

This fund opened for applications on Friday 9 April 2021.


The initial deadline for applications is 11:59am on 30 June 2021. After this, there will be a short pause while the service is moved onto a new digital platform.

From July, companies will be invited to apply using the new online application form.

Read more here.

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