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  • DCMS Create Growth Fund: Competition 1

    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 Innovate UK and includes support from Innovate UK KTN.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project your organisation must be:

    • a UK registered micro, small or medium size enterprise (SME)
    • from the creative industries
    • registered in one of the DCMS Create Growth Programme appointed regions
    • not currently in receipt of public funding for business growth
    • able to demonstrate ambition for growth

    Open now

    Opened:
    28 November 2022
    Closes:
    8 February 2023

  • Canada UK Commercialising Quantum Technology Programme: CR&D

    UK registered businesses and Canadian SMEs can apply to collaborate on joint research and development projects. These will advance the development of quantum technologies and enable their commercial use cases.

    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
    • partner with a Canadian SME

    or

    • be a Canadian SME
    • partner with at least one grant claiming UK registered business of any size

    Open now

    Opened:
    21 November 2022
    Closes:
    19 April 2023

  • Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition: Round 7

    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 small and medium sized enterprise (SME) applicants registered in the UK.

    Open now

    Opened:
    10 November 2022
    Closes:
    11 January 2023

  • Digitalisation and Automation of Medicines R&D and Manufacture

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million. This is to support digitalised and automated technology innovation and implementation for pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. This funding is from Innovate UK.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:

    • business of any size
    • charities, not for profit and public sector organisations
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)

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

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    7 November 2022
    Closes:
    21 December 2022

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 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:
    27 October 2022
    Closes:
    18 January 2023

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