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What types of project has YIF supported?

Different levels of support were offered to SMEs dependant on the size of the project.

SIP (Small Innovation Project)

  • Project with a single SME expected to last up to 3 months although longer cycle projects may be considered
  • Delivered as a service by any YIF university partner to address an identified SME R&D and innovation need
  • Value of service up to £10k
  • Companies can apply for more than one SIP but not for the same project/need

SI (Strategic Intervention)

  • Single sector, e.g. a product innovation requiring collaboration along a medical device supply chain
  • Technology, e.g. a novel processing technology relevant to the pharmaceutical, neutraceutical and personal care sectors
  • Geographic area, e.g. cluster of creative and digital media businesses

Visit Projects YIF has funded to see examples of Strategic Interventions

RDP (Research & Development Project)

  • More substantive, longer cycle project with a single SME
  • Delivered as a service by any YIF university partner to address an identified SME R&D need
  • Value of service up to £31k
  • Companies may want to apply for a SIP to explore the feasibility of an RDP prior to seeking this larger investment

Visit Projects YIF has funded to see examples of Research & Development Projects