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  • Commercialising quantum technology: large collaborative projects round 1

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £27 million to collaborate on developing quantum products and services. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding you must be either:

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

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    5 August 2019
    Closes:
    30 October 2019

  • Commercialising quantum technology: feasibility and industrial research projects round 1

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million for quantum technology innovation projects funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding you must be either:

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

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    5 August 2019
    Closes:
    30 October 2019

  • August expression of interest: ATI Programme

    The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme, formerly UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme, provides funding to industrial research and capital projects to encourage innovation in UK civil aerospace.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:

    This is an expression of interest competition. You must have a successful application in this competition before you can be invited to apply to the full stage competition.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    5 August 2019
    Closes:
    21 August 2019

  • Analysis for innovators round 5: phase 1 expression of interest (de minimis)

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to address measurement and analysis problems with one or more analysis partner organisations.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK based business of any size
    • be prepared to work with one or more Analysis for Innovators (A4I) funding partners

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    29 July 2019
    Closes:
    4 September 2019

  • Analysis for innovators round 5: phase 1 expression of interest

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million to address measurement and analysis problems with one or more analysis partner organisations.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK based business of any size
    • be prepared to work with one or more Analysis for Innovators (A4I) funding partners

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    29 July 2019
    Closes:
    4 September 2019

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants: July 2019

    Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • carry out your research and development (R&D) project activity in the UK
    • intend to commercially exploit the project results from the UK
    • be, or collaborate with, at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    25 July 2019
    Closes:
    16 October 2019

  • Key technology components for local energy systems

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million to develop technology components that help improve the efficiency of local energy systems.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding you must be a UK:

    • business of any size
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • academic organisation
    • charity
    • or public sector organisation

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    22 July 2019
    Closes:
    9 October 2019

  • Eureka Eurostars 2: round 12

    UK SMEs can apply for a share of up to £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:
    15 July 2019
    Closes:
    12 September 2019

  • Accelerating the building of housing using geospatial intelligence: SBRI competition

    Organisations can apply for a share of £250,000, including VAT, to investigate how technology can be used to monitor developments of all sizes and types.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    15 July 2019
    Closes:
    28 August 2019

  • Innovation loans: July 2019 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
    • give evidence that your business is suitable to take on a loan

    Open now

    Opened:
    8 July 2019
    Closes:
    18 September 2019

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