SMART scheme

SMART scheme (Small Firms Merit Award for Research and Technology)

a programme sponsored by the DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, designed to stimulate innovation effort by individuals and small firms to cover feasibility/ consultancy services and the development of prototypes of new processes and products, by providing initial finance. See BUSINESS LINK, INDUSTRIAL POLICY, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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I recollect, on both occasions of our passing that ill- fated Cairo on the Mississippi, remarking on the bad effects such gross deceits must have when they exploded, in generating a want of confidence abroad, and discouraging foreign investment: but I was given to understand that this was a very smart scheme by which a deal of money had been made: and that its smartest feature was, that they forgot these things abroad, in a very short time, and speculated again, as freely as ever.
In Swansea, the Have a Heart - Give Smart scheme launched in January last year has raised PS700.
A smart scheme enabling travellers to use their smartphones instead of their passport or express gate cards at Dubai International Airport has been launched.
If m<3, each node slices and sends the data to its neighbors according to the SMART scheme [4], and none of the processes are repeated.
Synapse was then successful in raising PS500,000 R&D grant funding from the UK Government's SMART scheme. This critical funding allowed Synapse to build much of their technology and gain a leading UK bank as an important customer.
Lockwood-based One Good Turn has launched its Bee Smart scheme to provide free suits for people going for interviews.
Auto Business News-April 10, 2014--Torotrak receives GBP205,000 through Technology Strategy Board's Smart Scheme
The six-figure sum has been awarded to the firm from the agency's Smart scheme, which exists to help companies with innovative ideas and high growth ambition to deliver their products into the market.
The SMART scheme builds on slicing techniques and the associative property of addition.
Grants offered under the BIC's Innovation Programme and the TSB's Smart scheme allow SMEs to develop new products that stimulate economic growth.
The AA Charitable Trust, who run the Drive Smart scheme, have urged men not to ignore driving fears and put themselves forward for training that is free to nervous, rusty, lapsed and dangerous drivers.