TTOM Awards

TTOM Awards

(Technology Transfer Opportunity Mechanism)
TTOM Awards are to encourage then enable Scottish SMEs to transfer technology from Scotland's Universities

TTOM aims to improve technology transfer between the SME base and Scotland's Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in a range of high growth markets, associated with new technology development. The aim is to enable technology transfer projects, particularly with a cross-sectoral and inter-disciplinary focus TTOM Grants will be paid directly to eligible SME companies on a competitive basis, who will then contract with relevant research groups in higher education institutes to provide the assistance required. The maximum level of grant will be £5000, paid at a maximum rate of 75%, with the remaining 25% being cash or in-kind contributions from the client company. Successful applicants will be sent an offer letter, which will contain a standard agreement regarding the terms and conditions of the grant and ongoing monitoring requirements. Support in finding appropriate academic expertise will be provided by Interface.

TTOM encompasses emerging technologies in sectors such as Energy, Life Science, Digital Media, Enabling Technologies (including optoelectronics, electronics, microelectronics and software) and Sustainable Transport.

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The TTOM Programme has been closed and there will be no more calls. 

Further Information

TTOM Delivers

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to the best projects, via quarterly calls. Here are some comments from previous recipients:

  • "As a result of the TTOM interaction a collaborative DTI Technology Programme project has been secured with a total eligible value of £2.4M."
  • "Work under the TTOM programme supported our successful SMART application and led to 2 new patent applications being generated."
  • "The TTOM project was very successful. The research is ongoing and will form the basis of a new product."
  • "The TTOM project has resulted in a development platform which will be used as a technology demonstrator and as the basis of full products."
  • "A new range of products is being developed and further development is likely to generate new intellectual property."

Supported By

Scottish Enterprise


The Scottish Government, Riaghaltas na h-Alba


Europe And Scotland, European Regional Development Fund, Investing in your Future


Delivered By

Scottish Optoelectronics Association


In Partnership With

Scottish Lifesciences Association Logo

Electronics Scotland




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