08/05/2012 - Business Collaboration Prize - 2012 Round Open (Scotland)
The Collaboration Prize aims to encourage businesses to consider working with others to form a new consortium co-operative.
Co-operatives are collaborative vehicles that play an important role in creating globally-competitive businesses. They enable employees, businesses and communities to work together to fulfil shared interests.
The scheme encourages businesses to pitch an idea for a new co-operative. Winners will be selected to receive funding and consultancy support to scope out their initial concept idea.
The scheme has £30,000 worth of cash prizes and support available. Up to three winning concepts will each receive a cash prize of £5,000 and a further £5,000 of support to get the business off the ground. This is coupled with up to 10 days' of consultancy support.
Businesses of any size and type (company, partnership, sole trader) can apply. They must be based in Scotland and have identified potential partners for the proposed collaborative venture.
The deadline for entries is 31 July 2012.
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Source: Scottish Enterprise, 04/05/2012
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