REACTOR Grant Scheme

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SMEs interested in using gamification techniques to enhance experiences – of products or services, across a range of sectors – may be eligible for financial support from the REACTOR Grant Scheme to develop their initial ideas.

REACTOR will offer 64 grants during the project lifespan and recipients will also receive objective feedback about your idea from world class gaming, business and gamification experts.

REACTOR offers three types of support grants

1. 1-2-1 consultancy: support for SMEs wishing to access 1-2-1 consultancy, tailored to individual requirements; help to reduce the uncertainty about an innovation; guidance on solving specific problems and ultimately enabling the business to launch a new product or service. At least 12 hours of bespoke mentoring (maximum eligible costs £1,200; maximum grant £600). (Mentoring is already embedded in many REACTOR activities, usually in group situations with a focus on understanding a particular market or in an early stage of concept development. Grants are designed to support SMEs with mentoring or consultancy on a bespoke 1-2-1 basis.)

2. Innovation support – product new to organisation: SMEs can procure support from any business (large or small), consultant or professional adviser; or from any research entity or university. At least 12 hours of innovation support can be funded to launch a product new to the firm (maximum eligible costs £3,750; maximum grant £1,825).

3. Innovation support – product new to market: SMEs can procure support from any business (large or small), consultant or professional adviser; or from any research entity or university. At least 12 hours of innovation support can be funded to launch a product new to the market (maximum eligible costs £6,000; maximum grant £3,000). 

All REACTOR support grants must be match funded 50% by the SME. 

To find out more about REACTOR please email a member of the team or sign up to attend one of our events.

Participants who are eligible to benefit from REACTOR funds include:

  • Sole traders (registered as a business)
  • SMEs: enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding €50million or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding €43million
  • Social enterprises (if engaged in economic activity).
  • Individuals, freelancers, students and larger businesses may be eligible to attend or engage in some activities but are not the primary target market.