Funding competition for fashion, textiles and technology related sectors

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The Business of Fashion, Textiles & Technology (BFTT) SME R&D Support Programme is now open for Expressions of Interest.

This funding call is looking to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the development of the next generation of products, services and experiences in the fashion, textiles and technology sectors – with sustainable innovation at their core.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • UK-based SMEs, with existing operations in the UK trading for a minimum of 2 years as a fashion, textiles or related technologies business.  
  • UK-based SMEs trading for a minimum of 2 years in the FTT sector, applying in partnership with a 2nd industry partner.
  • UK-based SMEs that wish to advance their market position and make a positive impact in the sector through research and development of new products, services and/or experiences.

Further information about the programme, including eligibility, selection criteria, core funding themes and key dates can be found here.

An up-to-date list of frequently asked questions can also be accessed here.

The deadline to register is Monday, March 29, 2021 expressions of interest can be submitted here.