Europe

EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7)

FP7 supports research in selected priority areas - the aim being to make, or keep, the EU as a world leader in those sectors. Companies must perform research in collaboration with associates in a least two other member states. Research institutes, universities and businesses of all sizes may apply.

Scottish Proposal Assistance Fund (SPAF)

The Scottish Proposal Assistance Fund (SPAF) can provide grant assistance to Scottish-based businesses that need help with the costs of developing FP7 project proposals. SPAF is particularly suited to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The Feasibility grants contribute to 100% of project costs up to a maximum of £5,000, with match funding (in kind or cash) from the company.