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

Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eligibility: To lead a project in the UK you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 20 December 2017

Closes: 1 March 2018

Total Project Costs: Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least.

Click here for the official page

December sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: You must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 11 December 2017

Closes: 28 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k 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

Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eligibility: To lead a project in the UK you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 20 December 2017

Closes: 1 March 2018

Total Project Costs: Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least.

Click here for the official page

December sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: You must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 11 December 2017

Closes: 28 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

APC 9: anchoring low carbon technology development in the U

UK businesses can share circa £30 million for collaborative, match funded, late stage R&D projects. This is to advance the growth of low carbon propulsion.

Eligibility: To lead the project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • have a project based in the UK
  • work in collaboration with others
  • be a grant recipient

OPEN NOW

Opened: 8 January 2018

Closes: 7 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £5million to £40illion

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

Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eligibility: To lead a project in the UK you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 20 December 2017

Closes: 1 March 2018

Total Project Costs: Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least.

Click here for the official page

December sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: You must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 11 December 2017

Closes: 28 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

January 2018 sector competition: strand 1, health and life science

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to develop innovations in health and life sciences or emerging and enabling technologies. A further £12 million is available for KTPs.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 22 January 2018

Closes: 28 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £50k to £2milion

Click here for the official page

Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eligibility: To lead a project in the UK you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 20 December 2017

Closes: 1 March 2018

Total Project Costs: Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least.

Click here for the official page

December sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: You must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 11 December 2017

Closes: 28 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

SBRI: nuclear advanced modular reactors, feasibility and development

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £4 million to develop feasibility projects for nuclear advanced modular reactors. Up to £40 million of further funding may be available for development, subject to government approval.

Eligibility: To lead a project you need a viable route to market and can:

  • be an organisation of any size or type
  • work with others as subcontractors

Contracts will be awarded to the lead organisation in any application. The lead organisation is responsible for the management of any sub-contractors.

OPEN NOW

Opened: 7 December 2017

Closes: 14 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £300k excluding vat for phase one and a share of £40 million for phase two (to apply for phase two you must be successful with phase 1)

Click here for the official page

Biomedical Catalyst 2017 round 4: primer award

Small or medium-sized UK companies can apply for a share of up to £4 million to work alone or with others on solving healthcare challenges in a model system.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 27 November 2017

Closes: 7 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £200k to £1.5million

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Biomedical Catalyst round 4: late stage award

Small or medium-sized UK companies can apply for a share of up to £8 million to work on solving healthcare challenges in a clinical setting or a relevant late stage environment.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 27 November 2017

Closes: 7 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £400k to £2million

Click here for the official page

Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eligibility: To lead a project in the UK you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 20 December 2017

Closes: 1 March 2018

Total Project Costs: Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least.

Click here for the official page

December sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: You must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 11 December 2017

Closes: 28 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Support for SMEs to evaluate innovative medical technologies

SMEs can apply for a share of £1 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based micro, small or medium sized enterprise (SME)
  • have a medical or diagnostic device, or regulated digital health products with a CE marking that has been marketed for less than 5 years

OPEN NOW

Opened: 29 January 2018

Closes: 21 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £50k to £250k

Click here for the official page

January 2018 sector competition: strand 1, health and life science

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to develop innovations in health and life sciences or emerging and enabling technologies. A further £12 million is available for KTPs.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 22 January 2018

Closes: 28 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £50k to £2milion

Click here for the official page

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

Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eligibility: To lead a project in the UK you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 20 December 2017

Closes: 1 March 2018

Total Project Costs: Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least.

Click here for the official page

December sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: You must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 11 December 2017

Closes: 28 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k 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

Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eligibility: To lead a project in the UK you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 20 December 2017

Closes: 1 March 2018

Total Project Costs: Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least.

Click here for the official page

December sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: You must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 11 December 2017

Closes: 28 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k 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

Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eligibility: To lead a project in the UK you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 20 December 2017

Closes: 1 March 2018

Total Project Costs: Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least.

Click here for the official page

December sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: You must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 11 December 2017

Closes: 28 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

SBRI: agile and self-powered public space CCTV

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop solutions that will improve South Ayrshire Council’s public space CCTV operation.

Eligibility: You can:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 8 January 2018

Closes: 21 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £30k

Click here for the official page

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: agile and self-powered public space CCTV

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop solutions that will improve South Ayrshire Council’s public space CCTV operation.

Eligibility: You can:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 8 January 2018

Closes: 14 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £30k for Phase 1, Phase 2 £TBC

Click here for the official page

Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eligibility: To lead a project in the UK you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 20 December 2017

Closes: 1 March 2018

Total Project Costs: Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least.

Click here for the official page

December sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: You must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 11 December 2017

Closes: 28 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

SBRI: nuclear advanced modular reactors, feasibility and development

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £4 million to develop feasibility projects for nuclear advanced modular reactors. Up to £40 million of further funding may be available for development, subject to government approval.

Eligibility: To lead a project you need a viable route to market and can:

  • be an organisation of any size or type
  • work with others as subcontractors

Contracts will be awarded to the lead organisation in any application. The lead organisation is responsible for the management of any sub-contractors.

OPEN NOW

Opened: 7 December 2017

Closes: 14 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £300k excluding vat for phase one and a share of £40 million for phase two (to apply for phase two you must be successful with phase 1)

Click here for the official page

SBRI: electric vehicle charging, sustainable energy solutions

Organisations can apply for funding to develop an integrated and scalable low carbon electric vehicle charging solution. The competition will be run in 2 phases.

Eligibility: To lead a project, you can:

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

Contracts will be awarded to the lead organisation in any application. The lead organisation is responsible for the management of any sub-contractors.

OPEN NOW

Opened: 4 December 2017

Closes: 14 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £20k

Click here for the official page

SBRI: agile and self-powered public space CCTV

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop solutions that will improve South Ayrshire Council’s public space CCTV operation.

Eligibility: You can:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 8 January 2018

Closes: 21 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £30k

Click here for the official page

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

Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eligibility: To lead a project in the UK you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 20 December 2017

Closes: 1 March 2018

Total Project Costs: Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least.

Click here for the official page

December sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: You must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 11 December 2017

Closes: 28 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

SBRI: nuclear advanced modular reactors, feasibility and development

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £4 million to develop feasibility projects for nuclear advanced modular reactors. Up to £40 million of further funding may be available for development, subject to government approval.

Eligibility: To lead a project you need a viable route to market and can:

  • be an organisation of any size or type
  • work with others as subcontractors

Contracts will be awarded to the lead organisation in any application. The lead organisation is responsible for the management of any sub-contractors.

OPEN NOW

Opened: 7 December 2017

Closes: 14 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £300k excluding vat for phase one and a share of £40 million for phase two (to apply for phase two you must be successful with phase 1)

Click here for the official page

SBRI: electric vehicle charging, sustainable energy solutions

Organisations can apply for funding to develop an integrated and scalable low carbon electric vehicle charging solution. The competition will be run in 2 phases.

Eligibility: To lead a project, you can:

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

Contracts will be awarded to the lead organisation in any application. The lead organisation is responsible for the management of any sub-contractors.

OPEN NOW

Opened: 4 December 2017

Closes: 14 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £20k

Click here for the official page

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, round 2s

UK businesses can apply for a share of £23 million to work on innovation projects to design, develop and manufacture batteries for the electrification of vehicles.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • involve at least 1 other partner for business led projects
  • Involve at least 2 other partners if the lead is an RTO

OPEN NOW

Opened: 22 January 2018

Closes: 28 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £500k - £15million

Click here for the official page

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation feasibility studies, round 2

UK businesses can apply for a share of £2 million to work on innovation projects to design, develop and manufacture batteries for the electrification of vehicles.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • involve at least one other partner for business led projects
  • Involve at least 2 other partners if the lead is an RTO

OPEN NOW

Opened: 22 January 2018

Closes: 28 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £200k - £500k

Click here for the official page

SBRI: roads for the future for connected and autonomous vehicles

A share of up to £200,000 is available for ideas to change road design, management and use, to maximise the benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Eligibility: An organisation of any size, age or type can lead a project. Individuals must be registered with Companies House.

OPEN NOW

Opened: 15 January 2018

Closes: 14 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £30k

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

SBRI: agile and self-powered public space CCTV

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop solutions that will improve South Ayrshire Council’s public space CCTV operation.

Eligibility: You can:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 8 January 2018

Closes: 14 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £30k for Phase 1, Phase 2 £TBC

Click here for the official page

Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eligibility: To lead a project in the UK you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 20 December 2017

Closes: 1 March 2018

Total Project Costs: Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least.

Click here for the official page

December sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: You must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 11 December 2017

Closes: 28 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, round 2s

UK businesses can apply for a share of £23 million to work on innovation projects to design, develop and manufacture batteries for the electrification of vehicles.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • involve at least 1 other partner for business led projects
  • Involve at least 2 other partners if the lead is an RTO

OPEN NOW

Opened: 22 January 2018

Closes: 28 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £500k - £15million

Click here for the official page

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation feasibility studies, round 2

UK businesses can apply for a share of £2 million to work on innovation projects to design, develop and manufacture batteries for the electrification of vehicles.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • involve at least one other partner for business led projects
  • Involve at least 2 other partners if the lead is an RTO

OPEN NOW

Opened: 22 January 2018

Closes: 28 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £200k - £500k

Click here for the official page

SBRI: roads for the future for connected and autonomous vehicles

A share of up to £200,000 is available for ideas to change road design, management and use, to maximise the benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Eligibility: An organisation of any size, age or type can lead a project. Individuals must be registered with Companies House.

OPEN NOW

Opened: 15 January 2018

Closes: 14 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £30k

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

APC 9: anchoring low carbon technology development in the UK

UK businesses can share circa £30 million for collaborative, match funded, late stage R&D projects. This is to advance the growth of low carbon propulsion.

Eligibility: To lead the project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • have a project based in the UK
  • work in collaboration with others
  • be a grant recipient

OPEN NOW

Opened: 8 January 2018

Closes: 7 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £5million to £40illion

Click here for the official page

Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eligibility: To lead a project in the UK you must:

OPEN NOW

Opened: 20 December 2017

Closes: 1 March 2018

Total Project Costs: Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least.

Click here for the official page

December sector competition: Open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Eligibility: You must:

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

OPEN NOW

Opened: 11 December 2017

Closes: 28 February 2018

Total Project Costs: £25k to £1million

Click here for the official page

January 2018 sector competition: strand 2, emerging and enabling technologies/h3>

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to develop innovations in emerging and enabling technologies or health and life sciences. A further £12 million is available for KTPs.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

OPEN NOW

Opened: 22 January 2018

Closes: 28 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £35k to £2million

Click here for the official page

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, round 2s

UK businesses can apply for a share of £23 million to work on innovation projects to design, develop and manufacture batteries for the electrification of vehicles.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • involve at least 1 other partner for business led projects
  • Involve at least 2 other partners if the lead is an RTO

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Opened: 22 January 2018

Closes: 28 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £500k - £15million

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Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation feasibility studies, round 2

UK businesses can apply for a share of £2 million to work on innovation projects to design, develop and manufacture batteries for the electrification of vehicles.

Eligibility: To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • involve at least one other partner for business led projects
  • Involve at least 2 other partners if the lead is an RTO

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Opened: 22 January 2018

Closes: 28 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £200k - £500k

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SBRI: roads for the future for connected and autonomous vehicles

A share of up to £200,000 is available for ideas to change road design, management and use, to maximise the benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Eligibility: An organisation of any size, age or type can lead a project. Individuals must be registered with Companies House.

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Opened: 15 January 2018

Closes: 14 March 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

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Opened: 15 January 2018

Closes: 2 May 2018

Total Project Costs: £500k - £5million

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APC 9: anchoring low carbon technology development in the UK

UK businesses can share circa £30 million for collaborative, match funded, late stage R&D projects. This is to advance the growth of low carbon propulsion.

Eligibility: To lead the project you must:

  • be a UK based business of any size
  • have a project based in the UK
  • work in collaboration with others
  • be a grant recipient

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Opened: 8 January 2018

Closes: 7 March 2018

Total Project Costs: £5million to £40illion

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From our crack project team pool of nearly 20 grant funding specialists, you will be assigned an experienced writer with expertise in your technology, and project manager to deliver and submit the grant write itself. They will fit in flexibly around your schedule to deliver a comprehensive submission with minimal disruption to you or your business.

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We don’t just leave you at the door. In fact we offer to help all our clients to negotiate the potentially complex due diligence and or fast track process, and help our clients get to grips with the often tricky reimbursement model that most grants work on. We’ll also happily look for other funding opportunities.

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Leon
“Has an MSci, a PhD in Organic Electronics, previously was an R&D engineer and is passionate about optoelectronics technologies”

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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