Fostering Water Innovation in Scotland

Technical Support

Applications for technical support have now closed.

If you would like to discuss whether you may be eligible for support in future, or to find out more about the service,  please submit an initial enquiry and our team will contact you.

We welcome enquiries for support from innovative Scottish companies, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who can benefit from our service.

To provide the best possible service, when you register your interest we will tell you about all areas of the support offered by HNWIS. Please see the about us section for more information.
To provide the best services possible and ensure your enquiry is supported by the relevant HNWIS partners, we will share your personal information with HNWIS partners on a needs basis. Links to their privacy policies are provided in the privacy notice. Other supporting partners may also be referred to where we speak with you about it to benefit your enquiry. We also use suppliers, and will share your personal data with them for the purposes of HNWIS. They have been procured by Scottish Enterprise to develop and/or deliver HNWIS activities on behalf of the HNWIS partners and are under contractual obligation to process your personal information in compliance with Data Protection Laws. If you want to know more about how we process your personal data please click please view our privacy notice.

When you submit an Expression of Interest online we will review your application. The list below will give you an indication of the criteria we will use to make a decision.

  • Is your business based or registered in Scotland or do you intend to move to Scotland or register here in the near future?
  • Is your business developing or adapting a product or service for water or wastewater markets?
  • Is your business currently investing in the development of the product or service?
  • Can your business demonstrate benefits of the product or service?
  • Is your business able to finance future development costs?
  • Is your business able to accept de minimus aid?
View our submission process  Submit an initial enquiry Submit a full expression of interest