INDEX Voucher worth £3000
Have you got a problem that you want help with?
One of the universities in the West Midlands may have just the expertise you are looking for.
On belhalf of the universities in the West Midlands, the INDEX Team is inviting you to apply for an INDEX (Innovation Delivers Expansion) Innovation Voucher worth £3000. They currently have funding for 140 vouchers.
SMEs are allowed to win one voucher worth £3000 in this round which they can use to purchase academic support from any of the universities in the West Midlands or from the Business Schools in the West Midlands. SMEs can apply for two types of Innovation Voucher. For this round 100 vouchers are available for SMEs to innovate with any of the Universities in the West Midlands and 40 are available for SMEs to work with any of the University Business Schools in the West Midlands if they request business and management skills.
The on-line application form is available on the INDEX web site www.indexvouchers.org for a period of three weeks starting Monday, 16th February 2009 and closing 9th March 2009.
Innovation is not just about technology but also the management of the innovation process. It is about doing things differently to improve effectiveness and/or efficiency. If you own or manage a small or medium sized company (up to 250 employees) and you want to improve your business' performance through innovation or improving management and business skills, you could be eligible for an INDEX Innovation Voucher worth £3000. The Innovation Voucher scheme (INDEX) aims to build links between universities and SMEs through creating a demand led approach to supporting innovation.
INDEX vouchers can be used to build links with the local university business schools who may be able to offer support during these challenging economic times to ensure that your business is well placed to innovate, survive and thrive despite the economic climate.
The instruction to complete the on-line application form and eligibility criteria is shown on the web site. However, if you would like any assistance completing the on-line application form please phone them on the INDEX Advice Line 0121 204 3883, which is hosted at Aston Business School, Aston University.