INNOVATION GRANTS

Winning an innovation grant propels your business to the next stage of growth 

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

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.

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

 

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

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.

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

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

What is Innovation Grant Funding?

Billions of pounds worth of grant funding is available to UK companies developing new, innovative technologies. From Innovate UK to the European Space Agency, there are multiple opportunities for UK companies to secure grant funding for their R&D projects, you just need to know where to look.  

Once found, UK companies receive an injection of non-dilutive funding for their technical development. Maximising existing capital with grant funding and furthering their technical position.

How We Work

Project Development

We support you in identifying grant-fundable areas within your work. Ahead of an application we take a deep dive into your roadmap, feeding back on the proposition & execution plan against the relevant funding bodies criteria.

Grant Matching

Once the grant-fundable areas of your work have been identified, we leverage our internal technical team and competition-specific knowledge to advise which grant competition will result in the highest chances of success.

Grant Writing, Coaching and Reviews

Based on your requirements, we will propose one of our three-tier service levels. Maximising your chances of success against the right grant competition with an allocation of time and resources suited to your teams’ needs.

Grant funding is fiercely competitive, with thousands of companies applying every year, but less than 6% receiving funding, you must first understand if you should leverage company time and resources to apply. 

That’s where we come in – to give a candid assessment of your suitability to the multitude of grant funding mechanisms we run all of our prospective clients through our three step process. 

MANAGE AND MAXIMISE

We help you manage the delivery of the grant to maximise how much you actually get out of it

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.

Our Grants Services

Our Full Write Service uses the full range of GrantTree’s expertise to maximise your chances of success. While collaborative in nature, this service is designed to minimise the time and effort needed to win an application - we put this time in for you. 

 

Each Full Service Write is assigned a technical and editorial team comprising of at least three specialists:

 

  • A Partner to build out the structure and lead the application building process
  • A Technical Writer to produce a completed and revised narrative
  • A Reviewer to provide an objective review to further strengthen the draft

Our Coaching Service is a hybrid service that allows you to leverage our expertise while building the skills and confidence needed to write the application yourself. Our Coaching Session draws on our experiences to help you develop your project, instructing you on how to answer each question and build a winning narrative, hitting both the key points and ensuring you develop a persuasive narrative aligned to the assessors’ criteria. We then review your application with an active assessor.

If you’ve already prepared your grant application yourself our Review Service will ensure it has the best possible chance of winning. Ahead of writing your application we will provide our templated application guide to ensure you hit all the key points as you write your application. Once written, one of our experienced Reviewers will conduct a thorough review of your application, and provide actionable feedback via detailed notes.