We will do our best to select participants based on the eligibility criteria for the grants and based on our experience of working with over 80 technology startups on these processes.
Please note, however, that we cannot guarantee that your application will be successful, as this depends on a decision that is beyond our control. However, if you meet the criteria, you should at least be in much better than anyone else when you apply.
Here is a post with some information on the grant application: http://blog.granttree.co.uk/post/26547408192/tsb-smart-grants-software-and-the-innovation-question
(All information will be treated confidentially - we will not share any of the information you give us, unless you ask us to.)