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Developing Your Ideas

Knowledge Exchange

We can help you de-risk your investment by finding funding options with RGU as the right academic partner for your ambition. Find out more about the funding support available.

Innovation Vouchers

Apply for an Innovation Voucher with RGU and support the advancement of your business today.

Innovation Vouchers are funded by the Scottish Funding Council and are open to any SME in Scotland to apply.

The value of a standard Innovation Voucher is between £1,000 and £5,000, covering the academic project costs and is paid directly to RGU. You will contribute an equal value in cash or in-kind or a combination of both.

The Advanced Innovation Voucher offers a matched grant of up to £20,000 and will work on a sliding scale basis with a minimum cash contribution required from you the company.

Interested in applying for an Innovation Voucher? Get in touch:


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are collaborative industry/university projects to research and implement innovations in products, services or process. Find out how RGU can support you.

RGU has a long track record of working closely with industry, not just in the area of energy but across a wide range of sectors. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme (KTP) is a world-leading programme that helps businesses succeed by connecting them to the UK’s rich academic resources. It’s a partnership between the business seeking expertise, a university or college and a recently qualified graduate- known as an associate.

KTPs are part-funded by a grant. You will need to contribute to the salary of the associate who will work with your business between 1 to 3 years. You will also need to contribute to the cost of a supervisor who will oversee the project, but overall it reduces the overall cost to the business.

Interested in finding out more? Get in touch:


Innovation Centres

Innovation Centres help improve innovation and entrepreneurship across Scotland’s crucial economic sectors, while creating jobs and growing the economy.

Innovation Centres are supported by industry and draw on all of Scotland’s research expertise in the relevant sector to work on problems and opportunities identified by related industries. They add valuable insight through the likes of secondments, collaborative workspace and communal access to equipment.

Find out how to get involved, get in touch:


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