Support for innovation research and development

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What does this involve?

Researching and developing new products and services takes time, effort and money. Businesses in Scotland can tap into a range of practical and financial help to support research and development (R&D), as this free Business Gateway guide explains.

Scottish Government and UK Government support includes networks and schemes that can allow you to access expert knowledge or collaborate with researchers and other businesses. You may also be eligible for Research and Development Tax Credits or tax relief on your R&D costs. 

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

Any business based in Scotland, at any stage in its life cycle.  

How long does this take?

Take 2 minutes to get the lowdown on innovation, research and development support.

Important information

Find out more about the development process in the Business Gateway guide to developing new products and services.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for more advice on support for innovation, research and development.

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