Got an idea for an innovative project that isn’t eligible for SAIC funding?

Allow us to point you in the direction of other organisations that might be able to provide the support you need to develop your concept.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Good for: businesses based in the HIE region seeking support to turn an idea into a commercially viable opportunity that will increase market share or help you enter new markets.

Innovate UK
Good for: UK-based businesses and academic institutions looking for funding support of between £25,000 and £10 million to test ideas and develop innovative new products and services.

Good for: Scottish SMEs with academic partners looking for between £5,000 and £20,000 match funding.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Good for: three-way partnerships between a business, an academic institution and a graduate.

Research Councils UK
Good for: Higher Education Institutions that receive grant funding from one of the UK Higher Education funding bodies and are looking for support with research, postgraduate training and associated activities.

Scottish Enterprise
Good for: Scottish-based SMEs seeking support with the cost of technical feasibility studies and R&D projects that have a commercial endpoint.