Accelerating Aquaculture Innovation (AAI)

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) working in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands can apply to the AAI fund, which is led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and delivered in partnership with SAIC.

Applying for AAI funding

This fund offers SMEs in the HIE region the opportunity of match-funding to help commercialise innovative new processes, products, services or technologies.

The value of innovative concepts can take different forms – financial, commercial, economic, social or public – but it must be measurable, and it must benefit both the industry and the Scottish economy.

You can download the Guidance Notes, Expression of Interest form, and Full Application Form below. If you'd like more information or an informal chat before submitting an EoI, get in touch with SAIC's Senior Aquaculture Innovation Manager, Don Fowler (