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  • Sustainable bio-based materials and manufacture: feasibility study

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for feasibility studies to develop and improve sustainable biomanufacturing in the UK.

    Eligibility

    This competition is only open to collaborative applications.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:

    • business of any size
    • academic institution
    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity
    • not for profit
    • public sector organisation

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    7 December 2022
    Closes:
    1 February 2023

  • Creative Catalyst 2023

    UK registered micro and small businesses in the creative industries sector, can apply for funding up to £50,000 with a package of support to grow their business.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered micro or small business
    • have not previously received funding from Innovate UK

    Open now

    Opened:
    5 December 2022
    Closes:
    15 February 2023

  • SBRI: Net Zero heat and power upgrades for demand reduction phase 1

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop data driven approaches for upgrading portfolios of buildings. This will accelerate the shift to a net zero economy and reduce carbon emissions, heat usage and energy demands.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Open now

    Opened:
    28 November 2022
    Closes:
    11 January 2023

  • DCMS Create Growth Fund: Competition 1

    UK registered micro, small and medium enterprises in the creative sector can apply for funding of between £10,000 and £30,000 for innovation projects to grow their business. This funding is from Innovate UK and includes support from Innovate UK KTN.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project your organisation must be:

    • a UK registered micro, small or medium size enterprise (SME)
    • from the creative industries
    • registered in one of the DCMS Create Growth Programme appointed regions
    • not currently in receipt of public funding for business growth
    • able to demonstrate ambition for growth

    Open now

    Opened:
    28 November 2022
    Closes:
    8 February 2023

  • Horizon Europe Guarantee Extension

    This funding is to deliver the UK government’s Horizon Europe Guarantee Extension.

    Eligibility

    UK-based organisations who are partners on successful applications to Horizon Europe calls covered by the guarantee extension.

    Open now

    Opened:
    22 November 2022
    Closes:
    No submission deadline

  • Resource efficiency for materials and manufacturing (REforMM)

    UK registered businesses and organisations can apply for a share of up to £1 million for feasibility studies that develop new approaches to improve resource efficiency.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.

    This competition is open to single applicants or collaborations.

    Open now

    Opened:
    21 November 2022
    Closes:
    21 December 2022

  • Future flight: closing the skills gaps

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £500,000 to develop upskilling initiatives that tackle the immediate skills gaps of the UK aviation industry.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations

    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:

    • business of any size
    • academic institution
    • charity
    • not-for-profit
    • public sector organisation
    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)

    Open now

    Opened:
    21 November 2022
    Closes:
    1 February 2023

  • Canada UK Commercialising Quantum Technology Programme: CR&D

    UK registered businesses and Canadian SMEs can apply to collaborate on joint research and development projects. These will advance the development of quantum technologies and enable their commercial use cases.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to Canada and UK collaborations only.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • partner with a Canadian SME

    or

    • be a Canadian SME
    • partner with at least one grant claiming UK registered business of any size

    Open now

    Opened:
    21 November 2022
    Closes:
    19 April 2023

  • Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 28

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital centric investment projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.

    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:

    • business of any size
    • carry out the project work in the UK
    • exploit the results from or in the UK

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    21 November 2022
    Closes:
    14 December 2022

  • Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2022 to 2023 Round 5

    UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £9 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered higher education or further education institution, research and technology organisation (RTO) or Catapult
    • collaborate with a UK registered business of any size, charity or charitable business with 2 or more full time employees

    The business must contribute to the project’s costs.

    Open now

    Opened:
    21 November 2022
    Closes:
    25 January 2023

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