Innovation competitions

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2 competitions

  • Innovation loans: April 2021 open competition

    Businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.


    To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:
    • be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • give evidence that your business is suitable to take on a loan
    For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under State aid. If you are applying for an award funded under State aid Regulations, the definitions are set out in the European Commission Recommendation of 6 May 2003

    Open now

    26 April 2021
    2 June 2021

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants January 2021

    Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.


    To lead a project your organisation must:
    • be a UK registered business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • be, or collaborate with, at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • carry out your research and development (R&D) project activity in the UK
    • intend to commercially exploit the project results from the UK

    Closing soon

    21 January 2021
    26 May 2021

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