This competition opened on 16 January 2017 and is now closed for registrations.
Innovate UK is to invest up to £1 million in early-stage design projects to help businesses identify high-value innovation opportunities and generate ideas. These should be for new products, services or business models that align with customer demand.
Proposals should use design-led methods from first principles to understand customer motivations and behaviour, inspire new ideas, support decision-making and inform strategy.
We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £20,000 to £100,000. Projects should last between 3 and 9 months.
A single UK business must lead the project, but you can sub-contract design services for up to 70% of the total project cost.
You must register before midday on Wednesday 15 February 2017.
You must apply before midday on Wednesday 22 February 2017.