To create new jobs in the private sector and safeguard jobs that are at risk of being lost.
To generate R&D activity in the South West that would not otherwise have taken place.
To grow the South West's economy by encouraging additional investment from the private sector.
I4G is a grant funding programme run by the University of the West of England, Bristol. Developed using the Regional Growth Fund, it supports small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the South West to develop innovative products, processes and services.
Applicants to the I4G programme can request grants with a value of between £25,000 and £150,000, to cover up to 35% of the total cost of a research and development project - on the condition that this funded activity results in the creation of new, or the safeguarding of existing, jobs in the region.
SMEs operating in any sector, with a presence in Bristol, Bath, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset or Wiltshire can apply. Grant recipients are required to pay an admin fee of 5% (+VAT) of the total grant amount awarded.
More information can be found in the Guidance for Applicants (PDF) and on the FAQs and Eligibility webpages. I4G also ran in 2014 - you can view case studies of some of the beneficiairies here. The underlying objectives of the scheme are:
Applications are currently closed