Registration OPEN for Brussels event!

The WATSON project is holding a dissemination event to highlight its research and findings on the impact of R&D tax incentives on SME-led innovation, improving SME segmentation and innovation support. All are welcome to attend. This will be of high interest to anyone involved in SME innovation and R&D incentive Read more…

News from our colleagues at SMEthod

Graduates offer small businesses a better route to innovation – but firms don’t know how to access them Read more HERE Research from Lancaster University Management School, working as part of the SMEthod Project, funded by Horizon 2020, shows SMEs that employ graduates are much more likely to innovate and Read more…

Amazon Echo Winners!

Congratulations to Ria Mehta at Social Gamma in the UK and George Suciu Jr at BEIA Consult International in Romania for being our Amazon Echo Spot Winners! We hope you enjoy the prizes! Thank you to all the great companies that completed our survey examining the impact R&D tax relief Read more…

Watson Project- Preliminary results

One of the aims of the Watson Project is to examine the effects of Research and Development tax relief on SMEs in Europe from the perspective of integral stakeholders such as accountants and/or consultants, universities/research centres, government agencies and SME representative organisations. The research focuses on organisations with a key Read more…

An Invitation to Join Our Stakeholder Panel

WATSON welcomes direct participation in the project from interested stakeholders and representatives in the field of SME innovation. We are now inviting contributions to the WATSON Stakeholder Panel which is currently being assembled. We seek representatives and stakeholders based on technical expertise and knowledge, diversity of sectors, geographical coverage across Read more…

Make a valuable contribution to our research and help influence innovation policy

Interested in innovation? We are seeking business support and government agencies to help us with our research. Our research entails examining the effects of Research and Development (R&D) tax relief and other financial incentives on Small & Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) innovation through the perspectives of integral stakeholders, universities (spin-off projects), Read more…

WATSON Launches

The WATSON team is proud to announce the launch of the WATSON project, a research project funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020. WATSON aims to develop a framework methodology for studying the impact of R&D tax credits and incentives on SME-led innovation in Europe. The project, which spans Read more…