Innovation Grants

What is Available

There are numerous innovation grants available, both UK and EU. Check the table, find your industry, and discover opportunities!

  • Open to all sectors

  • Space and Aerospace

  • AgriTech

  • Advanced, Manufacturing and Engineering

  • Biotechnology/BioMedical Sciences

  • ICT

  • Marine Economy

  • Social

  • Infrastructure, The Built Environment and Smart Cities

  • Energy and climate change

  • Transport, Autonomous Vehicles and Associated Technologies

  • Novel Emerging and Enabling Technologies

March 2018 sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly impact the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 1 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 9 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Grants from SME Instrument H2020:Engaging SMEs in space research and development: Phase one and two are available.

To engage small and medium enterprises in space research and development, especially those not traditionally involved in it and reduce as much as possible the entry barriers to SMEs for Horizon 2020 funding. The actions under this topic could cover any aspect of the Specific Programme for Space (Horizon 2020 Framework programme and Specific programme). This includes; excellent science; industrial leadership and science with and for society amongst other challenges.

Phase one: €50k upfront at 70% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

Phase two: €0.5m-€.25m at 70-100% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

Grants from H2020 SME Instrument:Open Disruptive Innovation Initiative

A broad grant scheme focusing on companies proposing disruptive ICT concepts, products and services applying new sets of rules, values and models which ultimately create new markets (e.g. by tackling non consumption) or disrupt existing markets.

Phase one: €50k upfront at 70% match funding. Recurring competition aprox. every two months

Phase two: €0.5m-€.25m at 70-100% match funding. Recurring competition aprox. every two months

March 2018 sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly impact the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 1 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 9 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Grants from SME Instrument H2020: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for sustainable and competitive agriculture, forestry, agri-food and bio-based sectors:

Solutions to secure sufficient supplies of safe, healthy and high quality food and other bio-based products, by developing productive, sustainable and resource-efficient primary production systems, fostering related ecosystem services and the recovery of biological diversity, alongside competitive and low-carbon supply, processing and marketing chains.

Phase one: €50k upfront at 70% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

Phase two: €0.5m-€.25m at 70-100% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

March 2018 sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly impact the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 1 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 9 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Agri-tech Catalyst Colombia

UK and Colombian businesses, not for profits and research organisations can apply for a share of £3 million to support the uptake of new technologies and
innovations in the Colombian agriculture sector, particularly by female smallholder farmers.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business, not for profit or research organisation for early-stage awards
  • be a UK based business for late-stage awards
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • involve at least one Colombian partner from business, not for profit or research organisation

OPEN NOW

Opened: 26 March 2018

Closes: 25 July 2018

Total Project Costs: £150k to £800k

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SBRI: protecting nuclear decommissioning operators

Organisations can apply for a share of £850,000 to develop solutions for protecting and increasing the productivity of the nuclear decommissioning operator.

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. It is open to organisations of any type and size, from any sector. 100% funding is available to successful applicants.

OPEN NOW

Opened: 23 April 2018

Closes: 20 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £10k - £160k

Click here for the official page

March 2018 sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly impact the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 1 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 9 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

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Innovation loans: manufacturing and materials readiness

Loans to enable the increase in manufacturing readiness of innovations in manufacturing systems or processes and/or materials development, integration or reuse.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 26 February 2018

Closes: 2 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

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SBRI Glasgow: technology for monitoring risk management at home

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop a remote digital alarm monitoring system to help people with complex needs manage risks at home.

Eligibility: To lead a project, you must:

  • be an organisation, of any size
  • work alone or with others

OPEN NOW

Opened: 19 February 2018

Closes: 2 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £30k

Click here for the official page

March 2018 sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly impact the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 1 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 9 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

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UK-China collaboration to tackle antimicrobial resistance

UK researchers can apply for a share of up to £10 million for joint projects with Chinese partners to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Eligibility: To lead the UK partnership of a consortium you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 3 April 2018

Closes: 6 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £850k to £1.2million

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Biomedical Catalyst 2018 round 1: early stage award

SMEs can apply for a share of up to £8 million to continue a project's early stage development and technical evaluation, up to readiness for clinical testing.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK-registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • work alone or in partnership with others (SMEs, academics or research organisations)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 26 March 2018

Closes: 6 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £250k to £4million

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Biomedical Catalyst 2018 round 1: feasibility award

SMEs can apply for a share of up to £2 million to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of a scientific idea that could solve a healthcare challenge.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK-registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • work alone or in partnership with others (SMEs, academics or research organisations)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 26 March 2018

Closes: 6 June 2018

Total Project Costs: up to £250k

Click here for the official page

Agri-tech Catalyst Colombia

UK and Colombian businesses, not for profits and research organisations can apply for a share of £3 million to support the uptake of new technologies and
innovations in the Colombian agriculture sector, particularly by female smallholder farmers.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business, not for profit or research organisation for early-stage awards
  • be a UK based business for late-stage awards
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • involve at least one Colombian partner from business, not for profit or research organisation

OPEN NOW

Opened: 26 March 2018

Closes: 25 July 2018

Total Project Costs: £150k to £800k

Click here for the official page

Agri-tech Catalyst Colombia

UK and Colombian businesses, not for profits and research organisations can apply for a share of £3 million to support the uptake of new technologies and
innovations in the Colombian agriculture sector, particularly by female smallholder farmers.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business, not for profit or research organisation for early-stage awards
  • be a UK based business for late-stage awards
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • involve at least one Colombian partner from business, not for profit or research organisation

OPEN NOW

Opened: 26 March 2018

Closes: 25 July 2018

Total Project Costs: £150k to £800k

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Medicines manufacturing round 2: challenge fund

UK businesses can apply for a share of £10 million for innovation projects in medicines manufacturing.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK-based business
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • be able to start your project by 1 September 2018
  • work alone or in collaboration with other organisations
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 12 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £500k to £1.5 million

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Medicines manufacturing round 2: challenge fund

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop automated solutions that will improve the pre-cleaning of surgical instruments.

Eligibility: To lead a project, you can:

  • be an organisation of any size
  • work alone or with others

OPEN NOW

Opened: 5 March 2018

Closes: 16 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £30k

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Medicines manufacturing round 2: challenge fund

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop automated solutions that will improve the pre-cleaning of surgical instruments.

Eligibility: To lead a project, you can:

  • be an organisation of any size
  • work alone or with others

OPEN NOW

Opened: 5 March 2018

Closes: 16 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £30k

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Digital health technology catalyst round 2

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to speed up development of commercial digital health solutions.

Eligibility: To lead a project, you must:

  • be a UK-based small or medium-sized business (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • be able to start your project by August 2018
  • work in collaboration with at least one other grant claiming organisation

OPEN NOW

Opened: 15 February 2018

Closes: 18 April 2018

Total Project Costs: £300k - £1 million

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Grants from H2020 SME Instrument Engaging SMEs in security research and development:

The actions under this topic should cover any aspect of the Specific Programme for "secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens" (Horizon 2020 Framework programme and Specific programme).

Phase one:€50k upfront at 70% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

Phase two: €0.5m-€.25m at 70-100% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

Commercialising quantum devices: innovation R&D

UUK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to collaborate on prototype quantum devices that meet end user needs with a clear route to market.

Eligibility: To be eligible for funding you must be either:

  • a UK based business
  • academic organisation
  • charity
  • public sector organisation or
  • research and technology organisation (RTO)

OPENING SOON

Opened: 18 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £3 million to £10 million

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March 2018 sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly impact the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 1 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 9 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Grants from H2020 SME Instrument Supporting SMEs efforts for the development - deployment and market replication of innovative solutions for blue growth:

SMEs contribution to the development of the 'Blue Growth Strategy' can be significant in particular in the fields of marine biotechnology, fisheries, marine and freshwater aquaculture. This grants offers SMEs with an EU dimension to put forward their most innovative ideas in the previously mentioned maritime and aquaculture/fisheries sectors with a particular focus on close-to market solutions and potential for high growth and internationalisation.

Phase one:€50k upfront at 70% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

Phase two: €0.5m-€.25m at 70-100% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

March 2018 sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly impact the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 1 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 9 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Grants from H2020 SME Instrument New business models for inclusive, innovative and reflective societies: Phase and and two are available.

The specific challenge addressed by this topic is to enable SMEs in traditional and new sectors, collaborative economy and creative sectors, cultural heritage and the social economy as well as collaborative public service creation to innovate and grow across traditional boundaries, through new business models and organisational change.

Phase one:€50k upfront at 70% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

Phase two: €0.5m-€.25m at 70-100% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

March 2018 sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly impact the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 1 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 9 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

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Grants from H2020 SME Instrument Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility.

SMEs are pivotal for delivering the innovations needed for greater sustainable and smarter mobility, better accessibility and logistics serving business and citizens, and thus higher economic growth, in a context where the majority of population lives in urban and urbanised areas.

Phase one:€50k upfront at 70% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

Phase two: €0.5m-€.25m at 70-100% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

SBRI: protecting nuclear decommissioning operators

Organisations can apply for a share of £850,000 to develop solutions for protecting and increasing the productivity of the nuclear decommissioning operator.

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. It is open to organisations of any type and size, from any sector. 100% funding is available to successful applicants.

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Opened: 23 April 2018

Closes: 20 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £10k - £160k

Click here for the official page

March 2018 sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly impact the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 1 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 9 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

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Establishing a core innovation hub to transform UK construction

UK based research and technology organisations can apply for up to £72 million. This is to establish a national core innovation hub to transform the construction sector.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • have appropriate existing facilities

OPEN NOW

Opened: 26 March 2018

Closes: 23 May 2018

Total Project Costs: up to £72 million

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Grants from H2020 SME Instrument Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system:

Projects will contribute to contribute to one or a combination of more than one of the challenges outlined in the legal base of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy. These seven challenges areas are; reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint; low-cost, low-carbon electricity supply; alternative fuels and mobile energy sources; a single, smart European electricity grid; knw knowledge and technologies; robust decision making and public engagement and market uptake and ICT innovation.

Phase one:€50k upfront at 70% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

Phase two: €0.5m-€.25m at 70-100% match funding.

Recurring competition aprox. every two months

Connected and autonomous vehicles simulation: collaborative R&D

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop simulation technologies that speed up the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • involve at least one other organisation
  • ensure your research and development (R&D) is conducted in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 15 January 2018

Closes: 2 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £500k - £5million

Click here for the official page

SBRI: protecting nuclear decommissioning operators

Organisations can apply for a share of £850,000 to develop solutions for protecting and increasing the productivity of the nuclear decommissioning operator.

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. It is open to organisations of any type and size, from any sector. 100% funding is available to successful applicants.

OPEN NOW

Opened: 23 April 2018

Closes: 20 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £10k - £160k

Click here for the official page

March 2018 sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly impact the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 1 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 9 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

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SBRI: point-of-use treatment for organic-rich surface water

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £450,000 to develop ideas for treating high organic surface water at point of use.

Eligibility: To lead a project, you must be able to test your technology in Scotland.

OPEN NOW

Opened: 12 February 2018

Closes: 25 April 2018

Total Project Costs: £30k

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Connected and autonomous vehicles simulation: collaborative R&D

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop simulation technologies that speed up the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • involve at least one other organisation
  • ensure your research and development (R&D) is conducted in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 15 January 2018

Closes: 2 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £500k - £5million

Click here for the official page

March 2018 sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly impact the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 1 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 9 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Connected and autonomous vehicles simulation: collaborative R&D

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop simulation technologies that speed up the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • involve at least one other organisation
  • ensure your research and development (R&D) is conducted in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 15 January 2018

Closes: 2 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £500k to £5million

Click here for the official page

Connected and autonomous vehicles simulation: collaborative R&D

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop simulation technologies that speed up the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • involve at least one other organisation
  • ensure your research and development (R&D) is conducted in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 15 January 2018

Closes: 2 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £500k - £5million

Click here for the official page

Commercialising quantum devices: innovation R&D

UUK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to collaborate on prototype quantum devices that meet end user needs with a clear route to market.

Eligibility: To be eligible for funding you must be either:

  • a UK based business
  • academic organisation
  • charity
  • public sector organisation or
  • research and technology organisation (RTO)

OPENING SOON

Opened: 18 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £3 million to £10 million

Click here for the official page

March 2018 sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly impact the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 1 March 2018

Closes: 9 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Eligibility: To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • carry out your project in the UK

OPEN NOW

Opened: 9 April 2018

Closes: 13 June 2018

Total Project Costs: £100k to £1million

Click here for the official page

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Leon has an MSci degree in Physics and, following graduating, worked as an R&D engineer for Celestion prototyping loudspeakers. He left to pursue a PhD in Organic Electronics and then spent 6 years with the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics at the University of Leeds working on various semiconductor optoelectronics technologies, including quantum cascade lasers and integrated silicon photonics devices. He has contributed to drafting more than two hundred peer-reviewed papers in international journals.

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Ben
“Has a BSc, PhD and MSc which he puts to good use in exploring and writing about optics, 3D printing and graphene/new materials”

Ben has a BSc and PhD in Mathematics, as well as an MSc in Science Communication. With a solid 5 years in the science communication industry under his belt, he can craft understandable, absorbing and persuasive narratives for any audience, no matter how complex the subject matter. His main interest is optics and photonics and he also has a strong interest in 3D printing, and graphene/new materials.

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Mark
“Has written over 100 grant applications and tenders, raising over £25million in funding initiatives”

In his 10 years’ of fundraising & business development experience, Mark has directly raised over £25million in funding from UK and EU funding initiatives (grants, R&D tax credits, awards, Innovate UK) and commercial tenders (bids, PQQ, ITT, RFP). He has completed over 100 grant application and tenders; including securing 6 multi-million proposals.

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James
“Has a PhD, several academic papers, two international patents under his belt and enjoys exploring hardware solutions and sensors”

James is an experienced scientist and entrepreneur. He has a proven track-record of innovation throughout his academic career including two international patents and several high-impact academic papers. James received his PhD in Material Science for his studies on novel methods for the fabrication of nano-composite materials. He has a wealth of experience writing for both Innovate UK funding, as well as the major UK science councils. He has a specific interest in hardware solutions, namely deploying sensors in an innovative manner and how they are integrated with software.

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