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  • Women in Innovation Awards 2022/23

    Women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for an award which includes a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project you must be a woman founder, co-founder or senior decision maker within a UK registered micro or SME business that has been operating for at least one year by the competition closing date.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    22 August 2022
    Closes:
    19 October 2022

  • Zero emission road freight hydrogen fuel cell truck demonstration

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £140 million to demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell trucks.

    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)

    Open now

    Opened:
    15 August 2022
    Closes:
    12 October 2022

  • Zero emission road freight battery electric truck demonstration

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £140 million to demonstrate battery electric trucks.

    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)

    Open now

    Opened:
    15 August 2022
    Closes:
    12 October 2022

  • Zero emission road freight battery and hydrogen demonstration

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £140 million to demonstrate battery and hydrogen fuel cell trucks.

    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)

    Open now

    Opened:
    15 August 2022
    Closes:
    12 October 2022

  • Biomedical Catalyst 2022 Round 2: Industry-led R&D

    UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop innovative solutions to health and healthcare challenges. This funding is from Innovate UK.

    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:
    15 August 2022
    Closes:
    12 October 2022

  • African agriculture knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2022 to 2023 R3

    UK registered higher or further education institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £2 million from the African agriculture strand of the KTP.

    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 another knowledge base and a business partner in Republic of Ghana, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Republic of Kenya or Republic of South Africa

    Open now

    Opened:
    4 August 2022
    Closes:
    14 September 2022

  • ATI Programme strategic batch: expression of interest August 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

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    1 August 2022
    Closes:
    17 August 2022

  • Analysis for Innovators (A4I) Round 8 Mini Projects

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million to resolve productivity and competitiveness issues by working with top scientists and research facilities.

    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).

    Open now

    Opened:
    1 August 2022
    Closes:
    31 August 2022

  • Analysis for Innovators (A4I) Round 8

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million to resolve productivity and competitiveness problems, working with top scientists and research facilities.

    Eligibility

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    1 August 2022
    Closes:
    31 August 2022

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants: July 2022

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.

    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 or a UK registered research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • be or involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • carry out all your research and development (R&D) project activity in the UK
    • intend to commercially exploit the project results from the UK

    Open now

    Opened:
    28 July 2022
    Closes:
    26 October 2022

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