30 June 2020

SME R&D Support Programme – Funding Call Round 2

We have £1.5m to invest in your transformative ideas. 

The Business of Fashion, Textiles & Technology (BFTT) SME R&D Support Programme is now open for Expressions of Interest (EOI).

The fashion, textiles and technology related sector (FTT) is buoyant, innovative and multidisciplinary, informing many adjacent sectors in the wider industry. Quite literally, spanning agriculture to advertising.

This funding call is looking to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the development of the next generation of products, services and experiences in the fashion, textiles and technology sectors – with sustainable innovation at their core.

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We look forward to hearing from FTT companies, and those in the wider STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) fields interested in collaborating with the FTT sector, who would like to achieve a step-change in their business trajectory.

You can find more information about the programme, including eligibility, selection criteria, core funding themes and key dates here. We are also keeping an up-to-date list of FAQs.

Join us for an information webinar on the 10 August to find out more.

Submit your Expression of Interest!

The deadline to register your Expression of Interest is 7 September 2020.

You can learn more about the 10 R&D projects funded during the Funding Call Round 1 here.