SPRING supports SMEs in the same geography and sectors as PROSPER, but is for those companies with projects leading to growth and productivity improvement such as extra capacity, new / updated capabilities.
This project is part-funded by ERDF to support SMEs who wish to improve existing products or develop new products, processes and services.
Support may include one or more of the following:
- Review of company research, innovation and development needs, an enrolment meeting to discuss your innovation and growth plans
1:1 mentoring to support your innovation journey, including identifying opportunities for collaboration between SMEs & research institutes
Facilitating relevant under/graduate placements
Information sourcing carried out by a skilled researcher to support SME innovation plans
Access to Loughborough University academics for 5 days co-operation, involving small-scale research and knowledge exchange
Part-funding towards external costs relating to company based innovation and new product development projects – via simplified application process
Download details: PROSPER Info Sheet