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Aston University extends Innovation Voucher Scheme deadline

Innovation vouchers scheme
Liam Byrne MP and colleagues visited Pinstripe Print, a voucher winner, to see at first hand the success of the scheme

20th April, 2010

More time is now available for businesses in the West Midlands to submit applications and to see if they are eligible for the Innovation Voucher Scheme. The deadline has been extended till 4pm Thursday 6 May.

The Innovation Voucher Scheme aims to build links between universities and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through creating a demand-led approach to support innovation. Many SMEs have already benefited from this West Midlands-piloted scheme.

Ninety Innovation Vouchers worth £3,000 will be available, funded by Advantage West Midlands and the European Regional Development Fund. SMEs are invited to apply online using the application form on the Innovation Voucher website. The application form is open now until the 6th May 2010. More information, eligibility criteria and instructions on how to complete the form are available on the website or contact the Innovation Voucher Advice Line on 0121 204 3883 or email enquiries@innovationvouchers-wm.org.

For more information contact Dhiren Katwa, Press Officer at Aston University, on 0121 204 4553 or email d.katwa1@aston.ac.uk.

ENDS

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research