The national Innovation Voucher scheme is open for applications to encourage smaller businesses to work with external experts, gaining new knowledge to help their business innovate, develop and grow. The scheme is currently open to ideas relevant to the areas of agri-food, built environment, space, energy, water and waste and open data. Innovation Vouchers can provide up to £5,000 for the help of an external expert to develop your ideas. Innovation Vouchers are awarded every three months. The latest round closes on 23 January – so apply now.