Food and drink Collaborative Innovation Fund

Funding for collaborations that embed innovation in the Scottish food and drink sector.

Funding to support innovation in Scotland's food and drink sector

As part of the Make Innovation Happen initiative, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise have invested £650,000 into a new Food and Drink Collaborative Innovation Fund.

The aim of the fund is to encourage a culture of collaborative innovation by addressing key opportunities or challenges in the food and drink sector.

Am I eligible?

  • The fund is primarily aimed at innovations in products, processes or business models leading to new growth in the food and drink sector.
  • The programme is focused on small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), within Scotland's food and drink sector.
  • Larger companies may be part of the collaboration but should have at least one SME in their project.
  • Companies must be registered in Scotland or be able to demonstrate that its principal business operation is based here.
  • Essentially, there must be a collaborative relationship between a group of companies, organisations, Scottish Higher Education Institutes or research facilities.

Scottish Enterprise funding and grants

From start-ups to well-established companies, large and small, wanting to grow the next stage, Scottish Enterprise have a range of funding and grants available.

Explore the most popular grants and what they can be used for. From research, development and design, to improving work practices and targeting new markets, you're covered.

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How to apply

Find out more about the fund, and discover how to apply.

Please be aware that applications for the Collaboration Fund close on 31st March.