Funding Information and Support Service

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise

What does this involve?

Scottish Enterprise's Funding Information & Support Service (FISS) helps companies apply for competitive innovation funding from outside Scotland. FISS helps Scottish companies identify and win competitive innovation funding from non-Scottish public sector funders like Innovate UK and the European Commission. This involves initial scoping to help companies determine whether their project is a fit for funding, guidance on writing a good proposal, proposal reviews and pitch preparation. 

Am I eligible?

FISS support is for Scottish companies with market-oriented innovation projects. They help firms secure competitive Research & Development funding for new products or services that will be commercialised with project costs above £50,000. 

Contact FISS if you:

  • are a business based in the Scottish Enterprise or South of Scotland Enterprise regions
  • are committed to creation/safeguarding of quality jobs
  • are committed to fair work principles
  • are committed to working towards net zero
  • are doing research and development (R&D) on projects with a commercial endpoint
  • own, or have the rights to exploit, the intellectual property required to undertake the project
  • can demonstrate how commercial prospects for the product or process will be achieved (for example, you have a letter of interest from a customer)
  • are confident you will be able to match-fund at least 30% of project costs in cash
  • are willing to share your final proposal and assessment results with Scottish Enterprise 

What does this cost?

FISS support is free for Scottish companies. Companies receiving support from FISS must be willing to share their final proposal draft and results with the FISS team for internal learning purposes. 

Who is this for?

FISS support is available to innovative Scottish companies in the Scottish Enterprise and South of Scotland Enterprise regions.  

How long does this take?

FISS usually starts working with companies at least six weeks in advance of a funding competition deadline.  

Next steps

Submit an enquiry and an adviser will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise

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