Innovation Vouchers

The University of Chester Innovation Voucher funding scheme is aimed at encouraging and supporting collaborative innovation with the business community.

Business Innovation Vouchers offer clients a discount on business-facing services provided by the University of Chester. Vouchers will be allocated to successful applicants, usually, for consultancy or technical services projects; but they could also be used for small research and development (R&D) contracts.

Effectively, each voucher will entitle client to one of the following:

  • £1,000 off a project valued at £5,000 or more
  • £3,000 off a project valued at £10,000 or more

If you are interested in applying for one of our Innovation Vouchers you may already know which department of the University you would like to work with. If so, you should clearly identify this on the application form (please see below). However, if this is not the case, or if you are unsure whether the University has the expertise to help with your project, please contact:

 The Research & Knowledge Transfer Office (RKTO)


Tel: 01244 511481

Qualifying Criteria

Applications for vouchers are welcome from any UK based company but it should be noted that priority will be given to SMEs and other organisations that have not previously worked with the University.

Application Process

This is an open-ended call for applications. All submissions received will be considered on a monthly basis by the Innovation Voucher Selection Group, chaired by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Transfer.

Clients should complete and submit an application form specifying details of their project and requirements from the University. and should be submitted to