LDA JumpStart Implementation Support

CMI supported the implementation of the LDA Innovative Actions Programme – JumpStart.

This included design and development of the JumpStart prospectus and procurement process. Work included assessment of potential funding and delivery models, design of a detailed application process (including timeline, activities and milestones), selection criteria (including assessment guidance, criteria and scoring matrices), and drafting of the published prospectus. This was subsequently used as the basis for the LDA’s procurement of each of the three JumpStart programme strands – Connect (Funding innovation partnerships between SMEs and knowledge centres), Inspire (Improving access to innovation & knowledge resources for SMEs notably in the black, minority, ethnic business community), and Engage (Strengthening innovation and knowledge networks).