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Supporting your innovation

Are you ready to explore the eHealth and eWellbeing space?

By exploring how digital technologies can help connect our communities and improve our health and wellbeing, Smartline is supporting SMEs’ based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to develop innovative products, processes and services.

The Green&Blue video opposite demonstrates how Smartline supports businesses to develop their ideas and achieve their objectives.

Below you’ll find more information about eligibility, the types of support packages and how to apply.


Smartline actively supports SMEs new to this market, as well as those already engaged in it who are innovative and looking to grow. No particular industry or sector is targeted by Smartline but the project is linked to the markets shown in our wheel:


Are you eligible? 

In order to work with us you must meet our eligibility requirements:

  • Your enterprise must be based (or going to be based) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
  • Your enterprise must have less than 250 employees (FTE) and an annual turnover of less than €50m euros (approx £43m), or total assets of less than €43M (approx. £36M).
  • No other enterprise owns more than a quarter of your enterprise’s issued shared capital.
  • You must not have received more than €200,000 in state-aid during the last 3 rolling fiscal years.
  • You need to agree to the publishing of research findings.


If you meet our eligibility criteria please read about the funding and support options below.

Be part of the Smartline story

To stimulate and support your research development and innovation, Smartline has a number of funding schemes you can apply for:

In Residence
The In Residence scheme has been established to bring enterprises and researchers together to gain a better understanding of each other’s work, identify areas of collaboration and develop research proposals. Through detailed discussions with our academics and access to research facilities, data and expertise, the scheme can help your enterprise to better understand and cultivate the research opportunities available to support your business innovation and growth. If successful, the scheme will fund your enterprise to engage with one or more of our researchers, at cost, to explore joint research opportunities and develop project proposals / grant applications. Funding is available for between 1-12 days over a 3 month period.*

*Additional amounts might be available on exception

In Residence: find out more       In Residence: register interest

Please note, the register interest form will download in Word. Please complete and email this to


Idea Generation Grant
Smartline has 35 Idea Generation Grants to distribute and will be awarded to SMEs to work up innovative ideas that explore new innovative products, processes or services that address the aims of the project. Enterprises will be able to use the Idea Generation Grant to get help with projects where they themselves do not have the technology, facilities or expertise they need to develop new innovative products, processes or services.

Idea grant: find out more       Idea grant: register interest

Please note, the register interest form will download in Word. Please complete and email this to


Follow-on Research and Cash Grants
Smartline also has larger grants of up to £20,000* to enable a number of business-led research ideas, developed as a result of the In Residence Scheme to be explored. The Follow-on Grant is a research partnership providing access to academics, research facilities, data and other expertise, leading to tangible products, processes and services.

*Additional amounts might be available on exception


More ways to get involved
Smartline offers a range of support to help you achieve your business ambitions:
– Access to new data sets on home management and occupant behaviour
– Access to 350 homes to test new products, processes and services
– The opportunity to co-create with end-users
– Economic analysis of cost-benefit and market value of new products, processes and services.

Get in touch today to discuss how Smartline can help you achieve your business ambitions via email at or by phone on 01872 258145

Smartline Events

Smartline events connect a broad mix of people with an interest in technology, health and wellbeing innovation.

We share research findings around health and wellbeing opportunities to be addressed from the user point of view and bring people together to collaborate on defining the problems and how digital technologies could be developed to address these.

Join us on this journey to inform new ways of working and new services that can support longer healthier lives in communities that support each other.


Register your interest to work with us on the project via the form below and we’ll be in touch shortly