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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

  • 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

  • Faraday Battery Challenge Round 5 Innovation: Feasibility Studies

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million across two strands, for innovation in propulsion battery technologies for electric vehicles.

    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 involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    23 May 2022
    Closes:
    17 August 2022

  • Faraday Battery Challenge Round 5 Innovation: CR&D

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million across two strands, for innovation in propulsion battery technologies for electric vehicles.

    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 involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    23 May 2022
    Closes:
    17 August 2022

  • Energy Catalyst Round 9 – Mid Stage

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborative applications only.

    To be eligible for funding you can be from any country, and must be a:

    • business of any size
    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity
    • non-governmental organisation (NGO)

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 May 2022
    Closes:
    10 August 2022

  • Energy Catalyst Round 9 – Early Stage

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants or collaborations.
    To be eligible for funding you can be from any country, and must be a:
    • business of any size
    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity
    • non-governmental organisation (NGO)

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 May 2022
    Closes:
    10 August 2022

  • Energy Catalyst Round 9 - Late Stage

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To be eligible for funding you can be from any country, and must be a:
    • business of any size
    • research organisation·research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity
    • non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    You must involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 May 2022
    Closes:
    10 August 2022

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 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:
    25 April 2022
    Closes:
    27 July 2022

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