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A handy guide to see if you're ready to access research and development (R&D) funding, expertise and programmes offered by Callaghan Innovation
Research is the process of working to gain new scientific or technical knowledge and understanding.
Development is the application of research findings (and other knowledge) to develop a new product/service.
Below are guidelines you can use to judge how well your company and R&D project fit with some of Callaghan Innovation’s funding criteria. They represent four of the six main areas that Callaghan Innovation looks at when assessing the commercial outcomes of the R&D work you’re proposing.
For more information on the full range of R&D grants provided through Callaghan Innovation, visit their website.
Businesses that can provide an overview of their R&D project with specific information in each of these areas would be ready to have more in-depth discussions regarding funding and support.
When you're applying for funding, you will need to provide the following information:
A clear statement that shows your business is meeting a genuine need or “pain” in the market including:
Evidence that your potential financial returns make the opportunity commercially viable, including:
Information showing that you’ve figured out how to get your product to market, including:
A project description that shows you’ve clearly defined your proposed R&D project, including:
Information that shows you know what resources you need for your project, including:
You can use the business support tool for help with these requirements:
If your company is looking for innovation advice and R&D funding from Callaghan Innovation, and you can provide specific information in each of the areas above, you should contact the Business Growth and Innovation team in the first instance.
If you’ve identified some gaps, based on the guidelines above, and can’t resolve them with the business support resources listed, the Business Growth team may also be able to help.