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Potential Scottish Enterprise Funding

– By Design Grant

Looking to improve design, innovation and productivity in your workplace? Our By Design grant could help you succeed.

Small improvements to products, services and environments can create increased efficiency, big savings and huge opportunities for your business.

We can contribute between £2,000 and £5,000 to help your business re-develop processes, products or services – improving your business offering and assisting your entry into new markets.

We’ll support you through the process of discovery, definition, development and design – and help you create something truly transformative.

Check your eligibility and take the next step.

Who’s the grant for?

You must:

  • Be looking to develop new products or services
  • Be able to demonstrate the benefits of your project
  • Be able to contribute at least 25% of the cost
  • Be able to describe how the grant will take your product or services to market
  • Qualify as a VAT registered company in Scotland (not based in Highlands and Islands)

If you are a social enterprise company, you can still apply as long as you are trading and VAT registered.

What can you use it for?

  • Design a new product or service or improve the design of existing products
  • Hire a designer to help improve your business
  • Update your branding and packaging as part of a wider innovation project
  • Get external research on what your customers really want
  • Expert help on writing a design brief or blueprint
  • Developing a user-friendly approach to new products

 

Further Opportunities

  • Axis Web Artist Award Round #02 Now Open

    Investing in Axisweb Members, we support their ideas and development. The Award offers: A cash award of £1,000 An artist film produced by Axisweb Promotion through Axisweb’s social media platforms Editorial coverage through Axisweb A support package tailored for you… Read More

  • Creative Scotland

    Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

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