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

Two further Innovation Vouchers are now available: Space and High Value Manufacturing.

Find out more about Innovation Vouchers »

Technology Strategy Board Innovation Vouchers

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Do you have an idea that could be applied in the Agrifood sector?  Find out more about the kinds of projects that we can support.

Innovation Vouchers for Agrifood »

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Built Environment

Interested in moving in the Built Environment supply chain or growing your business? See if an Innovation Voucher could help.

Innovation Vouchers for
Built Environment »


Cyber Security

Do you have an early stage business idea that needs protecting? Would demonstrating that you are cyber secure add value for your customers and partners?

Innovation Vouchers for
Cyber Security »

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Energy, Water and Waste

Support for SMEs with ideas for improving innovation within utilities - take a look at some ideas in these three areas.

Innovation Vouchers for Energy, Water and Waste »


Open Data Innovators and Inventors

Do you have an idea that could take advantage of open data?  

Innovation Vouchers for
Open Data »

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.

View innovation vouchers listing »

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 KTN avatar

    Aerospace, Aviation and Defence

    Enabling innovation and collaboration across the UK Aerospace, Aviation and Defence enterprise.

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  • Biosciences KTN avatar


    Serving the Agriculture, Food and Industrial Bioscience Sectors

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  • Chemistry Innovation KTN avatar

    Chemistry Innovation

    Driving Innovation and Value for the chemistry-using industries

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  • Creative Industries KTN avatar

    Creative Industries

    We are the UK's knowledge transfer network for innovators in the creative industries…

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  • Electronics, Sensors, Photonics KTN avatar

    Electronics, Sensors, Photonics

    To be a beacon for successful wealth creation from knowledge.

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  • Energy Generation and Supply KTN avatar

    Energy Generation and Supply

    Together accelerating to a sustainable energy future

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  • Environmental Sustainability KTN avatar

    Environmental Sustainability

    Accelerating the UK's transition to a low carbon, resource and energy efficient economy in our priority areas

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  • Financial Services KTN avatar

    Financial Services

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  • HealthTech and Medicines KTN avatar

    HealthTech and Medicines

    Building a Healthy Nation through Business Innovation.

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  • ICT KTN avatar


    Creating a competitive advantage for the UK by facilitating knowledge exchange on Information and Communications Technologies and accelerating innovation.

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  • Industrial Mathematics KTN avatar

    Industrial Mathematics

    Exploiting the power of mathematics.

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  • Nanotechnology KTN avatar


    Accelerating innovation in nanoscale technologies.

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  • Materials KTN avatar


    The Materials KTN aims to bring together the materials supply chain to improve industrial innovation and global competitiveness of UK business

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  • Modern Built Environment KTN avatar

    Modern Built Environment

    Our mission is to increase the exploitation of innovation in the built environment for demonstrated business benefit.

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  • Transport KTN avatar


    Seeking innovative business opportunities from greater intermodal transport integration; addressing congestion, safety, freight logistics and greenhouse gases.

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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.

Join _connect

 _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. will take you to the login page where you can enter your details and create a profile for your organisation.