Grants for equipment to enable innovation in small businesses in Leeds City Region

Online Innovation Workshops

Exciting news: we’re moving our workshops online!

We are moving our fully funded Innovation Workshops with Dr Jo North online in May to support businesses during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.

PAPI innovation workshops are two days of activity

The programme will include:

• Leading business growth advice, support & expertise specific to you & your business, via one-to-one & small group sessions online

•  A small mastermind community of like-minded entrepreneurs & environment of mutual support

• Focused, practical online sessions - designed for you - on topics such as:

 * Financing your business, cashflow and available support - inc. product & process innovation grants

 * Making decisions that are right for now & the future

 * When & how to pivot

*  and much more...

Register your interest for future workshops by emailing

Watch the video below and hear further details on the event from Dr Jo North


Register your interest now by downloading the application form here

Eligibility Criteria

PAPI aims to support small to medium-sized businesses in the Leeds City Region, York, North Yorkshire and East Riding region that meet the following criteria:

  • Turnover lower than €50m per annum.
  • Balance sheet assets of less than €43m.
  • Fewer than 250 employees.

PAPI Innovation Workshops are fully-funded and delivered over 2 non-consecutive days

Businesses may send more than one delegate

We ask that the workshops are attended by senior decision-makers within the business

Each business must complete an application form and be available for both days

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch or call 01904 328076.

Any data provided is held in line with both our departmental privacy notice and the ERDF privacy notice.

The programme is delivered through the Product and Process Innovation (PAPI) project, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

By participating in this workshop you will be in receipt of State Aid under the General Block Exemption Regulation Article 28 - Innovation Aid for SMEs (GBER 28).  Any state aid awarded to you under this project will have to be declared if you apply for other sources of public funding in the future.