Innovation competitions

Filter competitions


27 competitions


  • Launchpad: marine and maritime in the Great South West – R2 MFA

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million for projects that grow their innovation activities in the marine and maritime cluster in the Great South West. This funding is from Innovate UK.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • be growing your innovation activities in the marine and maritime cluster in the Great South West
    • have a demonstrable ambition for business growth

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    2 September 2024
    Closes:
    16 October 2024

  • Launchpad: marine and maritime in the Great South West – R2 CR&D

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million for business led projects that grow their innovation activities in the marine and maritime cluster in the Great South West. This funding is from Innovate UK.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • be growing your innovation activities in the marine and maritime cluster in the Great South West
    • intend to exploit the project outcomes from the UK for domestic or global benefit
    You must involve at least one grant claiming micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    2 September 2024
    Closes:
    16 October 2024

  • Eureka collaborative R&D: Eurostars 3 Call 7

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million for collaborative research and development (CR&D) in partnership with organisations from participating Eurostars countries.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to UK registered businesses collaborating with organisations from other participating Eureka countries.

    To be eligible for grant funding from Innovate UK your project consortium:

    For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under State aid.

    Open now

    Opened:
    12 July 2024
    Closes:
    12 September 2024

  • Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2024 to 2025 Round 3

    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, eligible public sector organisation, charity or charitable business with two or more full time employees

    The business must contribute to the project’s costs.

    Open now

    Opened:
    1 July 2024
    Closes:
    25 September 2024

  • ATI Programme strategic batch: EoI - July 24

    The ATI Programme funds industrial research and investment aid for research infrastructures to make the UK civil aerospace sector more competitive.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.

    To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size to lead a research project
    • be a UK registered business of any size, an academic institution, research organisation or a research and technology organisation (RTO) to lead a capital infrastructure project
    • plan to carry out an aerospace research or technology development project in the UK
    • address the requirements of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy
    • sign up to the Aerospace Technology Institute framework agreement

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    1 July 2024
    Closes:
    17 July 2024

  • Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: Round 16

    UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applications from micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) registered in the UK.

    Open now

    Opened:
    27 June 2024
    Closes:
    28 August 2024

  • BridgeAI Supply Chain Demonstrator

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million in grant funding to deliver AI demonstrator projects. These projects are intended to benefit efficiency in supply chains and increase firm level productivity.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:
    • business of any size
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • not for profit
    • intend to exploit the project outcomes from the UK for domestic or global benefit
    Your consortium must involve at least:

    Open now

    Opened:
    24 June 2024
    Closes:
    21 August 2024

  • Innovate UK Investor Partnerships: SME round 8

    UK registered SMEs can apply for grant funding alongside private investment from selected investor partners.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.
    To apply your organisation must:
    • be a UK registered micro, small or medium sized business (SME)
    • carry out its project work in the UK
    • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
    • have been invited to apply by an investor from our pool of selected investor partners

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 June 2024
    Closes:
    14 August 2024

  • Accelerated Knowledge Transfer 3 (AKT3) 2024

    UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £1 million to fund innovation projects with businesses and not for profit organisations.

    Eligibility

    Projects must be led by a UK registered HE, FE, RTO or Catapult collaborating with UK registered businesses and not for profit organisations with four or more full time equivalent employees.

    Projects must deliver targeted interventions to accelerate the evaluation or development of an innovation project or concept.

    Business must contribute a minimum of 10% of total project costs.

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 June 2024
    Closes:
    31 July 2024

  • Eureka Disaster Resilience Programme Collaborative R&D 2024

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £1 million to develop technologies in the field of Disaster Resilience, Response and Recovery, in partnership with organisations from participating Eureka countries.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to UK registered businesses collaborating with organisations from other participating Eureka countries.

    To be eligible for grant funding from Innovate UK your collaboration:

    • must include at least one grant claiming UK registered micro, small or medium sized enterprise (SME)
    • must include at least one other eligible partner from another of the Eureka countries participating in the competition

    The UK registered partners in your Eureka project must nominate one business, of any size, to start an Innovate UK application.

    For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under State aid.

    Open now

    Opened:
    14 June 2024
    Closes:
    31 October 2024

Need help with this service? Contact us