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  • Farming Innovation Programme - small R&D partnership projects

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £11million for Small R&D Partnership Projects, from the Industry-led R&D Partnerships Fund, a part of the Farming Innovation Programme.

    Eligibility

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 October 2021
    Closes:
    1 December 2021

  • Farming Innovation Programme - research starter pilot - EoI

    Farming, growing or forestry businesses based in England can apply for a share of up to £1million for feasibility projects. This is an expression of interest competition.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a farming, growing or forestry business of any size based in England
    • be able to evidence that you are an established business, including sole traders and partnerships
    • have a UK bank account
    • not have been awarded Innovate UK funding as a project lead within the last 5 years

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 October 2021
    Closes:
    24 November 2021

  • Farming Innovation Programme - feasibility projects

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £5.5million for feasibility projects, from the industry-led R&D Partnerships Fund, a part of the Farming Innovation Programme.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only. To lead a project your organisation must:
    • be a UK business of any size
    • collaborate with other UK registered organisations

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 October 2021
    Closes:
    1 December 2021

  • Transforming food production: Series A Investor Partnership Programme: round 2

    Investors can apply to partner with Innovate UK to align their investments with up to £5 million grant funding in UK registered SMEs to transform food production towards net zero by 2040. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To be considered as an investor partner you must:
    • be an equity provider able to lead Series A investments
    • demonstrate an interest in transforming food production, with a focus on data driven solutions to boost productivity and improving sustainability whilst targeting net zero emissions
    • commit to exploring aligning investment in the portfolio of UK registered micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that Innovate UK will identify in the upcoming SME competition

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 October 2021
    Closes:
    10 November 2021

  • SMEs Transforming food production: Series A Investor Partnership round 2

    UK registered SMEs transforming food production towards net zero can apply for a share of up to £5 million in grant support. This must align with a series A investment. The grant funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only. To apply your organisation must:

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 October 2021
    Closes:
    17 November 2021

  • Biomedical Catalyst 2021 Round 2: Feasibility & Primer Awards

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £12 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 October 2021
    Closes:
    1 December 2021

  • SBRI UK National Robotics Proving Ground: Feasibility studies

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £500,000, inclusive of VAT, to develop high level design concepts for a UK National Robotics Proving Ground.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you must:

    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only, however you can involve subcontractors in your project.

    Open now

    Opened:
    11 October 2021
    Closes:
    10 November 2021

  • SBRI - Vaccines for epidemic diseases: Readiness for clinical development and regulatory submission

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10M inclusive of VAT, to enhance clinical and regulatory preparedness of vaccines against diseases that have outbreak potential in a low or middle income country.

    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:
    11 October 2021
    Closes:
    10 November 2021

  • ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries : Demonstrators EoI

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £14 million for demonstrations of innovative technology for UK foundation industries. We have allocated £180,000 for this expression of interest (EoI) stage.

    Eligibility

    This EoI competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size or Research and Technology Organisation (RTO)

    Open now

    Opened:
    11 October 2021
    Closes:
    1 December 2021

  • Circular economy for SMEs – innovating with the NICER programme

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to research, test and develop step-change circular economy approaches.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    11 October 2021
    Closes:
    8 December 2021

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