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Funding Options

As research and development is so important for business growth, our University can work with you to provide an affordable solution. We have access to funding streams which could award you a £60-£90,000 grant.

Higher Performing Workplaces

Higher Performing Workplaces (HPW) offers training that is designed to help businesses grow by developing internal talent. 40% funding towards the cost of training is available for *eligible businesses.


Business Growth & Innovation Project (BGIP)

Business Growth & Innovation projects give you the opportunity to embed a graduate within your organisation. Backed by the support and consultancy of an experienced academic from Leeds Beckett University, our graduate will deliver a bespoke programme or project to help your business innovate and grow.

Funding streams are available to support project costs, and the options available vary according to the business size and project. 

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Innovate UK Vouchers

If you are a start-up enterprise or a small or medium-sized business in the UK, you can apply for funding through us and potentially receive vouchers worth £5,000 to support your innovation project.

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Horizon 2020

For research intensive companies of all sizes, our University can support your access and understanding of this funding opportunity as part of your company’s own innovation strategy. Working with our academics can supply relevant research and expertise to your business and through collaboration our skilled business development managers can help you respond to specific funding calls. Engaging with us through our Enterprise and Innovation Academy means that we can help you recognise funding that may be relevant to you. 

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Interreg North Sea Region Lean Landing

Leeds Beckett University facilitates a fast-paced, supported Lean Landing project to help businesses scale quickly into new European markets.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

For UK businesses wanting to improve performance or move into new areas, you can do this by accessing knowledge and expertise available within Leeds Beckett University through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership. Government funding makes collaborating with Universities a cost-effective solution.

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The Accelerate Programme

The Accelerate programme provides business support and expertise to young businesses with an ambition to grow. The funded business support programme includes access to events, workshops, expert advice and peer to peer learning.

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