Innovate Your Business

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

What does this involve?

Want to access expert innovation advice and support to accelerate the growth of your business? Innovate Your Business (IYB) provides a dedicated enquiry service for businesses who would like specialist support and advice about their business ideas and potential opportunities.

What can IYB do?

  • ensure your product/service is commercially viable
  • help you find collaborators
  • identify appropriate funding and advise on the application process
  • structure a research and development project

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are ambitious and motivated and your business or social enterprise has growth potential.

What does this cost?

This service is free of charge (subject to your available De Minimis allowance).

Who is this for?

This is available to businesses in the Highlands and Islands region who are:

  • young or early stage businesses or social enterprises with growth potential
  • businesses or social enterprises preparing for their next stage of growth

How long does this take?

Innovate Your Business advisers can provide up to 2 days of one-to-one support, free of charge (subject to available De Minimis allowance).

Important information

The Innovate Your Business (IYB) programme can provide a pathway to small innovation grant funding (from £2,000 - £15,000) after recommendation from HIE’s dedicated in-house innovation team. Grants up to £5,000 will be 100% funded. Grants over £5,000 will be funded 100% up till £5,000 and then 50% of eligible costs up to a maximum of £15,000.

This programme is not open to businesses in the Scottish Enterprise region. 

Next steps

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

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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