£3000 of Knowledge for your business FREE
SME companies based in the West Midlands are invited to apply on-line for an innovation voucher worth £3000 at www.indexvouchers.org between April 2nd and April 22nd 2008. The voucher can be used to purchase academic expertise from any of the 13 university partners in the West Midlands.
40 Innovation vouchers (worth £120,000) were awarded in June 2007, another 100 (worth £300,000) in January 2008 and now 80 vouchers (worth £240,000) will be awarded to 80 companies who apply in April 2008. Vouchers are awarded on a lottery basis and can be used in most academic specialist areas including social science, business, technology, science, engineering and marketing. The INDEX project encourages applications for all types of Innovation. The project is demand led and the element of SME choice is very important to its success.
The INDEX project, which is the first businessinnovation scheme in the UK, is funded principally by Advantage West Midlands (AWM), European Research Development Fund (ERDF), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC). It is supported by the CBI, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of Asian Businesses. Contact the INDEX Advice Centre 0121 204 3883 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org