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Year of 2017 – Innovation Fund

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Brand new Innovation Fund for Year of 2017

The Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology 2017 offers a unique twelve month platform for businesses, when a national spotlight will shine on Scotland’s greatest assets and icons, as well as our hidden gems. Next year will also mark the 250th anniversary of the New Town plan, which transformed the city from the ‘Auld Reekie’ of the past to the ‘Athens of the North’.

To celebrate this we have launched a brand new innovation fund!

We’re looking for new, exciting and innovative ways to celebrate Edinburgh’s rich history and heritage. Edinburgh World Heritage, Scottish Enterprise and ETAG have joined forces to create an Innovation Fund for 2017. We aim to help businesses create innovative and memorable visitor experiences, making the most of the 2017 theme and Edinburgh’s unique history and heritage. The fund will support the aims of the Edinburgh 2020 Tourism Strategy. It will focus on projects which strengthen Edinburgh’s appeal as a visitor destination, which improve the quality of the visitor experience, and which drive business at key times. We are looking for projects which broaden the city’s visitor offer and increase Edinburgh’s competitive advantage.

To find out more have a look at the Innovation Information Flyer and to apply fill in the Year of 2017 Innovation Fund Application Form.

Remember to have a look at the ETAG Business Opportunity Guide: World Heritage, VisitScotland’s Year of 2017 pages, and projects like Stories, Stones and Bones for inspiration!

Deadline for applications – Wednesday 16th November