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  • Mid and North Wales Launchpad: Cluster Management

    UK registered organisations can apply for up to £150,000 for a project to develop and manage the agri-tech and food technology innovation cluster in Mid and North Wales.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants or collaborations.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size, academic institution, a research and technology organisation (RTO), charity, not for profit or public sector organisation
    • carry out its project work in the UK, and have impact in the agri-tech and food technology innovation cluster in Mid and North Wales

    Open now

    Opened:
    10 June 2024
    Closes:
    10 July 2024

  • UK-Singapore Collaborative R&D 2024

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with Singapore. You must collaborate with at least one Singapore business applying under the equivalent Enterprise Singapore programme.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to UK and Singapore collaborations only.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • collaborate with a Singapore registered business, which must be a separate non-linked entity to the UK project partners

    Open now

    Opened:
    3 June 2024
    Closes:
    28 August 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.

    Open now

    Opened:
    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.

    Open now

    Opened:
    29 May 2024
    Closes:
    24 July 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

    Text update 24 May 2024: further clarity has been added regarding lead applicant 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 by the competition closing date.

    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

  • Innovate UK Investor Partnerships: SME round 7

    UK registered SMEs can apply for grant funding alongside private investment from selected investor partners.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.
    To apply your organisation must:
    • be a UK registered micro, small or medium sized business (SME)
    • carry out its project work in the UK
    • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
    • have been invited to apply by an investor from our pool of selected investor partners

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    19 June 2024

  • Europe Quantum Technology CR&D 2024

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million for quantum research and innovation activities. You must collaborate with at least one organisation from a European Union Member State and may include other international organisations.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to UK and European Union Member States collaborations, with an option to include other international partners.
    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • be or involve at least one UK micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • collaborate with an organisation of any size from one of the European Union Member States

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    28 August 2024

  • Digital Dairy Chain: Collaborative R&D and Growth Round 2 SIPF

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.1 million for business focussed innovation in advanced and high value dairy production and manufacturing. This funding is from Digital Dairy Chain for Cumbria, South and West Scotland.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be:
    • either a UK registered business of any size or a UK farming business of any size
    • able to evidence that you are an established business, including sole traders and partnerships
    • based in Cumbria, South or West Scotland or carry out significant economic activity in that region

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    19 June 2024

  • Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 15

    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 applications from micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) registered in the UK.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    2 May 2024
    Closes:
    26 June 2024

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