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Product and process development funding

The Product and Process Innovation (PAPI) project supports SMEs (small- and medium-sized enterprises) in York, North Yorkshire, and Leeds City Region to develop innovative new products by providing grants for equipment and workshops.

  • 40% grant (up to £20k) for equipment that enables the creation of innovative new products/services and which generates new jobs and growth.
  • Free-to-attend, professionally-facilitated innovation workshops.
  • Expert business development support to help develop funding proposals.
  • Guidance and advice are available at every step of the application process from an experienced team.

The PAPI project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by the University of York. For more information, visit