Business Basics Fund

The Business Basics Fund supports projects that test methods of encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to boost their productivity through ways of working and technology.



The Business Basics Fund, a series of open competitions, is the main element of the Business Basics Programme. The fund aims to build evidence on how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology and/or management practices. It is administered by Innovate UK on behalf of BEIS.

Published 23 January 2019
Last updated 3 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Successful projects from Round 3 added, and links to reports from Rounds 1 and 2.

  2. Round 3 closed to new applications.

  3. Overview of Business Basics 2 winners added.

  4. Business Basics Fund Round 3 now open to expressions of interest.

  5. Second funding round now closed.

  6. Business Basics Fund Round 1: summary of winners published.

  7. First published.