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  • Farming Innovation Programme – research starter pilot - EoI Round 2

    Farming, growing or forestry businesses based in England can apply for a share of up to £1 million 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 an active 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 before 6 July 2022

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    23 May 2022
    Closes:
    6 July 2022

  • Energy Catalyst Round 9 – Mid Stage

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborative applications only.

    To be eligible for funding you can be from any country, and must be a:

    • business of any size
    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity
    • non-governmental organisation (NGO)

    You must involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    18 May 2022
    Closes:
    10 August 2022

  • Energy Catalyst Round 9 – Early Stage

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants or collaborations.
    To be eligible for funding you can be from any country, and must be a:
    • business of any size
    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity
    • non-governmental organisation (NGO)

    You must involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    18 May 2022
    Closes:
    10 August 2022

  • Energy Catalyst Round 9 - Late Stage

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To be eligible for funding you can be from any country, and must be a:
    • business of any size
    • research organisation·research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity
    • non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    You must involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    18 May 2022
    Closes:
    10 August 2022

  • Horizon Europe Guarantee

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

    Eligibility

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    16 May 2022
    Closes:
    No submission deadline

  • Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 3

    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 applicants only. To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:

    • business of any size·research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    You must involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    12 May 2022
    Closes:
    8 June 2022

  • SBRI: Fusion Industry Challenges - phase 1

    Organisations can apply for a share of £2 million, inclusive of VAT, to develop solutions to encourage innovation in the fusion industry, through the use of novel and innovative heating and cooling systems, materials, manufacturing and technologies.

    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:
    9 May 2022
    Closes:
    22 June 2022

  • Net Zero Hydrogen Fund – Strand 2 – Capital expenditure (CAPEX)

    Strand 2 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide capital expenditure (CAPEX) support for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities to begin deployment in the early 2020s.

    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
    • carry out project work in the UK
    Academic institutions, research organisations and public sector organisations cannot lead or work alone.

    Open now

    Opened:
    25 April 2022
    Closes:
    6 July 2022

  • Net Zero Hydrogen Fund – Strand 1 Development Expenditure (DEVEX)

    Strand 1 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide development expenditure (DEVEX) support for front end engineering design (FEED) and post-FEED studies for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities.

    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
    • carry out project work in the UK
    Academic institutions, research organisations and public sector organisations cannot lead or work alone.

    Open now

    Opened:
    25 April 2022
    Closes:
    22 June 2022

  • MyWorld Collaborative Research & Development

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2million for collaborative R&D projects in creative technology.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:
    • business of any size
    • not for profit organisation
    • charity

    Open now

    Opened:
    25 April 2022
    Closes:
    1 June 2022

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