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Expression of Interest

What is the expression of interest?

The information you submit in the expression of interest will be used to determine if the expertise and availability of such expertise exists at either instution. There is no scoring at this stage. If expertise is available you will then be sent a link to complete the full application.


Small and medium sized enterprise (SME) status

To be eligibile to submit a proposal you must meet the following SME defining criteria.

  • The organisation must have less than 250 employees (full time equivalent)
  • The organisation must have an annual turnover less than �50m euros (approx �43m).
  • If a subsidiary company the parent organisation must not own more than 25% of the company.
  • The funding of this project requires that the organisation is located in the North West of England (Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside & Cheshire).