Helping businesses gain the knowledge they need to innovate and grow
An Innovation Voucher provides funding so that your business can work with an external expert for the first time, gaining new knowledge to help your business innovate, develop and grow.
January 2014 update
Technology Strategy Board Innovation Vouchers
Other innovation voucher schemes
Technology Strategy Board has brought together a list of currently available innovation voucher schemes in the UK. Before making an application you might want to look to see what other schemes are available.
Technology Strategy Board will also be offering Innovation Vouchers for other partners through our application system in future rounds.
Choosing a knowledge supplier
You may already have an idea where to find the expertise you are looking for and would like some other options to consider, or perhaps you are just starting to think about what kind of supplier could provide the knowledge you need.
Whichever is the case, we have put together some ideas on this portal for how to choose a supplier and details of organisations, such as our Knowledge Transfer Networks, who can provide you further information and guidance. We hope these suggestions will guide you to the knowledge you need.
To get started, choose from one of the categories below or view the full guide on how to find a supplier »
Knowledge Transfer Networks
Need help in finding a supplier? One of our Knowledge Transfer Networks may be able to help with some advice.
Aerospace, Aviation and Defence
Enabling innovation and collaboration across the UK Aerospace, Aviation and Defence enterprise.View on _connect »
Serving the Agriculture, Food and Industrial Bioscience SectorsView on _connect »
Driving Innovation and Value for the chemistry-using industriesView on _connect »
We are the UK's knowledge transfer network for innovators in the creative industries…View on _connect »
Electronics, Sensors, Photonics
To be a beacon for successful wealth creation from knowledge.View on _connect »
Energy Generation and Supply
Together accelerating to a sustainable energy futureView on _connect »
Accelerating the UK's transition to a low carbon, resource and energy efficient economy in our priority areasView on _connect »
Financial ServicesView on _connect »
HealthTech and Medicines
Building a Healthy Nation through Business Innovation.View on _connect »
Creating a competitive advantage for the UK by facilitating knowledge exchange on Information and Communications Technologies and accelerating innovation.View on _connect »
Exploiting the power of mathematics.View on _connect »
Accelerating innovation in nanoscale technologies.View on _connect »
The Materials KTN aims to bring together the materials supply chain to improve industrial innovation and global competitiveness of UK businessView on _connect »
Modern Built Environment
Our mission is to increase the exploitation of innovation in the built environment for demonstrated business benefit.View on _connect »
Seeking innovative business opportunities from greater intermodal transport integration; addressing congestion, safety, freight logistics and greenhouse gases.View on _connect »
Need more help?
Please look around this portal to see if the answers to your questions are on our FAQ below or in the Guidance for Applicants that you can download from the Innovation Voucher information pages.
If you require further information or have a query regarding Innovation Vouchers, please contact the Technology Strategy Board's Business Support Group on:
Tel: 0300 321 4357
Please note that we can't offer you guidance on what you should put in your application, but can help if you have any questions on the process of applying.
_connect is the Technology Strategy Board's innovation virtual network. The online platform offers information, partnering and networking opportunities.
There are now 60,000 registered users and over 100,000 unique visitors a month, so its a good place to make new connections.
Try joining a Knowledge Transfer Network, take part in the online discussions and webinars or just browse the organisation profiles on _connect if you are looking for ideas for suppliers.
https://connect.innovateuk.org/ will take you to the login page where you can enter your details and create a profile for your organisation.