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  • 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

  • DCMS Create Growth Programme Competition 3

    UK registered micro, small and medium enterprises in the creative sector can apply for funding of between £10,000 and £30,000 for innovation projects to grow their business. This funding is from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must be:

    Creative Industries are those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property.

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    19 June 2024

  • ATI Programme strategic batch: EoI - May 24

    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:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    23 May 2024

  • Design Foundations Round 5

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for people centred and systemic design projects, across a range of themes and innovation areas. These are to influence, inform and de-risk their future R&D activity.

    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 April 2024
    Closes:
    26 June 2024

  • Innovate UK Smart grants: April 2024

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovations 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
    • be a UK registered research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • carry out all your research and development (R&D) project activity in the UK
    • intend to commercially exploit the project results from the UK

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    25 April 2024
    Closes:
    24 July 2024

  • Resource-efficient or bio-based materials and manufacturing, FS 2

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £1 million for innovative feasibility studies in advanced low carbon manufacturing. This funding is from Innovate UK and BBSRC.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project, your organisation must be a UK registered:
    You must be or involve at least one grant claiming micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    2 April 2024
    Closes:
    29 May 2024

  • Future Leaders Fellowships: round 9, business and non-academic

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £110 million for ambitious research and innovation projects in any sector, and tailored support to develop careers for future leaders. This funding is from UKRI.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants with supporting organisations.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:
    • business of any size
    • charitable organisation
    • catapult
    • public body
    • Agri-tech Centre

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 March 2024
    Closes:
    25 June 2024

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