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  • Net zero living: Pioneer places

    UK registered businesses and local authorities can apply for a share of up to £2 million to plan for a place based demonstration of ways to accelerate progress towards net zero.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

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

    • local authority
    • business of any size

    You must have at least two grant claiming partners in your collaboration, with a minimum of one local authority and one UK registered business.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    26 October 2022
    Closes:
    30 November 2022

  • Circular Economy for SMEs - innovating with NICER, round 2

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 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:

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    13 October 2022
    Closes:
    7 December 2022

  • Made Smarter Innovation: manufacturing sustainability accelerator

    UK research organisations can apply for up to £2 million for delivery of an artificial intelligence focused manufacturing sustainability accelerator.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants or collaborations.

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

    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)

    You must involve at least one Catapult organisation.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    10 October 2022
    Closes:
    23 November 2022

  • Hydrogen Transport Hub Demonstration Phase 2 - Strand 2

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to demonstrate how hydrogen can be used to power transport solutions for end users.

    Eligibility

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    6 October 2022
    Closes:
    30 November 2022

  • Hydrogen Transport Hub Demonstration Phase 2 - Strand 1

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to demonstrate how hydrogen can be used to power transport solutions for end users.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    To lead a project, you must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • collaborate with other UK registered organisations

    Open now

    Opened:
    6 October 2022
    Closes:
    30 November 2022

  • Launchpad Cluster Management: Tees Valley

    UK registered organisations can apply for up to £150,000. This is for a project to develop and manage the emergent net zero innovation cluster centred on Tees Valley.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants or collaborations.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size, academic institution, a research and technology organisation (RTO), charity, not for profit or public sector organisation
    • carry out its project work in the UK, and have its impact in the net zero innovation cluster centred on Tees Valley

    Open now

    Opened:
    4 October 2022
    Closes:
    28 October 2022

  • Launchpad Cluster Management: Liverpool City Region

    UK registered organisations can apply for up to £150,000. This is for a project to develop and manage the emergent innovation cluster for advanced manufacturing centred on Liverpool City Region.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants or collaborations.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size, academic institution, a research and technology organisation (RTO), charity, not for profit or public sector organisation
    • carry out its project work in the UK, and have its impact in the advanced manufacturing innovation cluster centred on Liverpool City Region

    Open now

    Opened:
    4 October 2022
    Closes:
    28 October 2022

  • Future Economy Investor Partnerships: Investor Selection 2022

    Investors can apply to partner with Innovate UK to invest in innovative SMEs aligned with grant funding

    Eligibility

    To be considered as an investor partner you must:

    • be an investor
    • demonstrate that you are credible; have capacity for investment and have the capability to be an Innovate UK investor partner
    • confirm an interest in investing in businesses innovating in one or more of the future economy areas described in the Innovate UK plan for action
    • demonstrate your good financial standing

    Open now

    Opened:
    4 October 2022
    Closes:
    2 November 2022

  • CMDC Round 3 – Vessel or Infrastructure demonstrations

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £60 million for innovative clean maritime technologies. This funding is from The Department for Transport.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    29 September 2022
    Closes:
    9 November 2022

  • CMDC Round 3 – Combined demonstrations

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £60 million for innovative clean maritime technologies. This funding is from The Department for Transport.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only. To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.

    Open now

    Opened:
    29 September 2022
    Closes:
    9 November 2022

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