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  • International Green Corridors Fund: UK – NL Feasibility Studies

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £430,000 for feasibility study projects with Netherlands organisations, looking at UK - NL Green Shipping Corridor routes. This funding is from the Department for Transport.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to UK and Netherlands collaborations only.
    To lead a UK application your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.
    Netherlands organisations must apply through Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    3 June 2024
    Closes:
    17 July 2024

  • Farming Futures: Nutrient Management Phase 1 - Industrial Research

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million across the two strands of this competition, to develop innovative solutions for nutrient management. This funding is from the Farming Futures R&D Fund.

    Eligibility

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

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    29 May 2024
    Closes:
    24 July 2024

  • Farming Futures: Nutrient Management Phase 1 - Feasibility

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £15 million across the two strands of this competition, to develop innovative solutions for nutrient management. This funding is from the Farming Futures R&D Fund.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations 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 collaborate with other UK organisations. Your project must include an eligible grant claiming business of any size.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    29 May 2024
    Closes:
    24 July 2024

  • Advanced Machinery Innovation Fund

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £1 million for the development of advanced machinery. This funding is from the UKRI Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) supported by the Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute (AMPI).

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to UK registered businesses with significant technical operations in Greater Manchester or West Yorkshire. Working in collaboration with a regional university, academic institution or a research and technology organisation (RTO) to develop innovation in the advanced machinery sector.

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 May 2024
    Closes:
    19 June 2024

  • Women in Innovation Award 2024/25

    Women within UK registered micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of up to £4 million to develop their exciting and innovative ideas. The £75,000 grant also includes 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 SME that has been registered on Companies House for at least 12 months.

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 May 2024
    Closes:
    10 July 2024

  • Canada-UK: Biomanufacturing of Biologics and Advanced Therapies Round 2

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million for collaboration with Canadian SMEs on joint R&D projects, for enabling technologies and innovations in biomanufacturing of biologics and advanced therapies.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to Canada and UK collaborations only.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • be or involve at least one grant claiming UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • collaborate with a Canadian SME, which must be a separate non-linked entity to the UK project partners

    or

    • be a Canadian SME
    • partner with at least one grant claiming UK registered SME

    Open now

    Opened:
    8 May 2024
    Closes:
    16 October 2024

  • New Innovators in net zero industry, South West Wales

    UK registered micro and small businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million for projects that grow their innovation activities in net zero industry in South West Wales.

    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 directly from Innovate UK
    • be growing your innovation activities in net zero industry in South West Wales
    • intend to exploit the project outcomes from the UK for domestic or global benefit

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    19 June 2024

  • New Innovators in life and health sciences, Northern Ireland

    UK registered micro and small businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million for projects that grow their innovation activities in the life and health sciences cluster in Northern Ireland.

    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 directly from Innovate UK
    • be growing your innovation activities in life and health sciences cluster in Northern Ireland
    • intend to exploit the project outcomes from the UK for domestic or global benefit

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    19 June 2024

  • New Innovators in immersive & creative, Coventry and Warwickshire

    UK registered micro and small businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million for projects that grow their innovation activities in the immersive and creative industries cluster centred on Coventry and Warwickshire in the West Midlands.

    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 directly from Innovate UK
    • be growing your innovation activities in the immersive and creative industries cluster centred on Coventry and Warwickshire
    • intend to exploit the project outcomes from the UK for domestic or global benefit

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    19 June 2024

  • New Innovators in digital technology, North East England

    UK registered micro and small businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million for projects that grow their innovation activities in the digital technology cluster in North East England.

    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 directly from Innovate UK
    • be growing your innovation activities in the digital technology cluster in North East England
    • intend to exploit the project outcomes from the UK for domestic or global benefit

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    19 June 2024

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