The fixed timeline enables SMEs to understand what they will receive, what is required of them, and what progress they will have made upon completion.
A range of support is available at regular intervals throughout the programme, allowing members to access what they require at the right time.
Companies can be at a variety of stages in product development and benefit from the wide range of expertise and support available through the programme.
Companies that have a product or solution that is well-defined, i.e. MVP, and are ready to start user testing or building their evidence base are likely to benefit the most from collaborative research and development with LSBU academics as part of the programme.
If you apply and are unsuccessful in joining the cohort we will provide feedback to support you in future application, as well as signposting to potential areas of support to help you develop.
We expect you to actively engage with all of the support available through the cohort. This will typically equate to around 6 hours per month and applicants will need to dedicate additional time to work on any actions set to them via one-to-one support.
A2i and LCLDN are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and London South Bank University (LSBU). All support is provided under Article 28 Innovation Aid to SMEs, and does not affect your de minimis allowance.