Our small grant scheme aims to support the development of innovative products, processes and services in the water sector, especially from non-traditional smart specialisation sectors.
Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) before 31st May 2019 to check if you’re eligible for a grant of up to £5,000.
Grants may be requested for ideas at the outset of development or used to increase technology readiness level of products and services. We will consider proposals in any aspect of the water sector, such as:
Proposals may include work to pump-prime new products, test ideas, access demonstration facilities or survey public opinion. We are purposefully keeping our definition of the water sector broad, and the use of award as flexible, so SMEs can think creatively to support their innovation journey.
The Water Hub is a new collaborative initiative between Durham University, Durham County Council, the Environment Agency and Northumbrian Water. The aim is to engage with SMEs in the North East of England to identify and develop innovative, practical solutions to challenges in the region’s water sector.
The project, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will deliver support to SMEs through challenge events, partnership working, flexible small grants and access to test facilities.
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By Durham University