Projects YIF has funded

Find out more about the different projects that have been funded by YIF, from some of the companies who have benefitted from our regional institutional expertise.

From our smallest value product of a SIP (Small Innovation Project), up to a large scale Strategic Intervention (SI) we look at the journeys that some of our beneficiary SMEs have taken and what our assistance has enabled them to do.

 190 x 71 Discover how the University of York helped this company develop their mobile phone app which aims to help farmers in developing countries manage their crops. Read more


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‌Sheffield Hallam University assisted this golfing company by helping to further develop their variable contour putting green. Find out how they did this here. Read more


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Learn how the University of Hull assisted this company with a feasability study into the use of Sustainable Drainage Systems. Read more


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Discover how this business developed its search engine optimisation service to businesses with assistance from the University of York. Read more


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 Find out how the University of Huddersfield helped this company by offering advice and guidance on measurement systems, equipment and procedures. Read more


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T‌he Universities of York and Bradford helped AET investigate new applications of sub-critical water processing and enabled the company to diversify and create opportunities to form joint ventures. Read more


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‌See how assistance from the University of Bradford and Leeds Beckett University, helped BeeVital develop their innovative propolis-based patch. Read more


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Take a look at how the University of Bradford helped Emkay Engineering with technical expertise in wireless technology and in further developing their bubble tube. Read more


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‌See how the University of Bradford helped this company develop a system which analysed electricity consumption and then assisted with further developing their Intenwatch system. Read more



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Find out what a Wiggle Bag is and how the University of Huddersfield helped Little Heroes Cancer Trust bring their idea to fruition. Read more


190 x 39 Learn how the University of Bradford helped this company by carrying out tests to enhance their existing products, followed by further tests on a new generation of scientific instruments for use in new markets. Read more


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 ‌Find out how this company developed a formulation for a new gel food supplement then completed vital market research for a new product, all with the help of Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University. Read more


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Discover how York St. John University and the University of Hull helped this company develop their fully interactive on-line learning tool. Read more


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Sheffield Hallam University helped this chocolate producer enhance the saleability of its range. Read how they did this here. Read more


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Take a look at how York St. John University helped this company develop their idea of creating a range of interactive, entertainment based learning tools. ‌Read more


Technostics logo See how assistance from the University of York and the University of Hull, helped Technostics with the development of healthcare diagnostic products. Read more