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Cranfield's IMAGE programme offers opportunities for SMEs

Cranfield's IMAGE programme offers opportunities for SMEs

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund, IMAGE is offering funding opportunities for SME businesses to work with universities and utilise the knowledge of leading academics and world-class facilities.


Grants are available of up to £5,000 for SME businesses to part-fund Research and Development projects.


There are only a handful of grants left for SMEs to benefit from support with the design, prototyping and testing of a new product, service or process or technical validation of a technology. Get free consultancy support from Cranfield University’s academic research and development specialists, along with the use of the University’s specialist facilities and equipment. To find out more about the opportunities available click here.


The IMAGE programme is also offering 'Growth through Green: Ready for Scale', a twelve week programme to enable the next phase of your growth as a Micro-/SME.


Cranfield have tailored a 12-week programme to meet your needs. At the start of your journey, it is crucial to be aware of how to spend your resources, be it time or money. As part of this programme, you will learn the fundamental skills required to build and grow a successful business in the green economy. The programme is designed to work around your busy schedule. The unique combination of onsite events and online modules will allow you to network with the counsellors and connect with other participants. You will also be encouraged to engage in direct interaction with the moderators.


Each module acts as a stepping stone in your company’s journey, equipping you with the tools to analyse your own business and apply your learnings, having an immediate impact on your day-to-day work.

In addition to unlocking your company’s potential, during the 12-week programme it will help you understand and articulate the benefits and value of your product or service to your target market(s) to create Growth through Green: Ready for Scale. To read more click here.


Both these opportunities are being delivered through the IMAGE programme, which is led by Cranfield University in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire. IMAGE is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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