Covid-19 Impact on Innovative SMEs – 17 April-9 July 2020

Covid-19 Impact on Innovative SMEs

The analysis is based on conversations with 73 SMEs in the South East. These SMEs are innovative: they are developing a new product, process or service, and the majority have received grant funding from Innovate UK or are likely to apply for Innovate UK support in future.

Most SMEs have stabilised and reduced their outgoings to match income. They are now focused on rebuilding their order books although this will be easier in some sectors than others.

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Update – Wednesday 15th December 2021

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