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  • Fast Start: Innovation

    UK registered small and micro businesses can apply for a share of up to £30 million for affordable, adoptable and investable innovations in net zero and Healthcare.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered micro or small business
    • not have previously been awarded funding from Innovate UK (recipients of Young Innovators and Women In Innovation awards are exempt from this and are eligible to apply)
    • carry out its project work in the UK
    • intend to deliver the proposed outcomes from the UK for domestic or global benefit

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    11 July 2022
    Closes:
    26 July 2022

  • Design Foundations July 2022

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for early-stage, people and planet centred design projects to influence their future R&D activity.

    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
    • public sector, charity or not-for-profit

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    6 July 2022
    Closes:
    31 August 2022

  • ATI Programme strategic batch: expression of interest July 2022

    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

    Open now

    Opened:
    4 July 2022
    Closes:
    20 July 2022

  • SBRI: MRV tools and techniques for land based greenhouse gas removal, phase 1

    Organisations can apply for a share of £375,000, inclusive of VAT, to develop tools, technologies and techniques to assist and enable the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of land based greenhouse gas removal (GGR) methods.

    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:
    27 June 2022
    Closes:
    7 September 2022

  • Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2022 to 2023 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 or a not for profit organisation, both must have 2 or more employees

    The business must contribute to the project’s costs.

    Open now

    Opened:
    27 June 2022
    Closes:
    14 September 2022

  • Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 23

    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

    Open now

    Opened:
    27 June 2022
    Closes:
    20 July 2022

  • UK – Israel Eureka Bilateral: Collaborative R&D

    Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research with Israel.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

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

    • must include at least one UK registered business of any size
    • must include at least one eligible partner from Israel participating in the competition
    • can include other UK registered organisations

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 June 2022
    Closes:
    28 September 2022

  • Young Innovators Awards 2022 to 2023

    Young people can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality. This includes a grant for £5,000, a living allowance, and tailored business support.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to sole applicants only.

    To be eligible applicants must:

    • be a UK resident who has the right to work in the UK, or will have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the award
    • be aged from 18 to 30 on the date of competition closing
    • be able to commit on average 2 days (15 hours) per week to working on the award
    • attend four bootcamp sessions

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 June 2022
    Closes:
    27 July 2022

  • Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 4

    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 SME applicants registered in the UK.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    9 June 2022
    Closes:
    13 July 2022

  • Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 2 – Collaborative R&D

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £12 million for innovative clean maritime projects. 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.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    25 May 2022
    Closes:
    13 July 2022

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