We believe that a little time well spent can make for big changes.

HIE is inviting dynamic businesses in the region to discover what innovation can mean for their organisation. After kick-starting our latest campaign, ‘HIE time to innovate’ #HIEtime, on Innovation Day (16 February), we’re asking local companies to take the first step in their innovation journey and make the most of the free services HIE offer. From funding, to expert advice and general support, businesses don’t need much to start, other than passion and a great idea – as little or as big as they want.

Not sure what the next step is for you? There is lots of support right at your fingertips:



  • Financial support to make your innovation idea a reality with HIE’s Small Innovation Grant Scheme
  • Grants of up to £15,000 can be awarded
  • Eligible to organisations based in the Highlands & Islands with up to 250 employees


  • Access to experienced advisors who can provide expert information on what funding and innovation resources are available from HIE
  • Call the hotline to speak with one of HIE’s Innovation Expert  on 0300 013 5041


  • For further support, why not book in for 1-2 days of Specialist Innovation Support with our skilled consultants who can visit you at your place of work

Keep up to date with all of the HIE Time to Innovate activity over on our social channels where we will be sharing useful content from industry experts and influencers along with information about upcoming local networking events.


It’s HIE time to innovate, follow the chat on Twitter with #HIEtime.

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