Proof of concept

You’ve got a great idea for a product and you think there’s a market for it.

How do you convince others? We can help you get funding to prove that your idea or invention has commercial potential.

Our Invest Growth Proof of Concept Fund provides grants to individuals, start-up businesses, micro enterprises and small or medium sized businesses to help them fully develop and test their ideas.

We also have a Proof of Concept programme that offers funding to local universities and research organisations to help researchers take their ideas out of the lab and into the market.


Not sure that this support is right for you? Contact us and we can explore options for your business together.

Our support may be subject to some eligibility criteria.


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