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  • Innovate UK Smart Grants: November 2020

    Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.

    Eligibility

    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

    Open now

    Opened:
    2 December 2020
    Closes:
    20 January 2021

  • Manufacturing Made Smarter Innovation Hub – Smart Factory EoI

    UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for up to £20 million from ISCF to set up and run a smart factory innovation hub.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations. To lead a project your organisation must be one of the following:

    • a UK registered business of any size
    • a UK registered research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity
    • not-for-profit
    • public sector organisation
    • academic institution

    Open now

    Opened:
    23 November 2020
    Closes:
    13 January 2021

  • Innovation continuity loans: Strand 3 November 2020 new project competition

    Innovate UK can provide additional COVID-19 innovation continuity loans for the continuation of planned or existing innovation activity.

    Eligibility

    Innovate UK can fund organisations who are at risk of not continuing innovation activity due to a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds directly related to COVID-19.

    To take on an innovation continuity loan for a project you must:

    • be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a third sector organisation
    • be continuing, completing or following on from innovation activity that has not been supported by an Innovate UK award in the last 36 months
    • be facing a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funding resulting directly form the COVID-19 pandemic
    • carry out your project in the UK
    give evidence that your organisation is suitable to take on a loan

    Open now

    Opened:
    6 November 2020
    Closes:
    13 January 2021

  • Innovation continuity loans: Strand 2 November 2020 follow-on competition

    Innovate UK can provide additional COVID-19 innovation continuity loans for the continuation of planned or existing innovation activity.

    Eligibility

    Innovate UK can fund organisations who are at risk of not continuing innovation activity due to a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds directly related to COVID-19.

    To take on an innovation continuity loan for a project you must:

    • be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a third sector organisation
    • be following on innovation and commercialisation activity from a project with an Innovate UK award that was completed in the last 36 months. An existing award does not guarantee success.
    • be facing a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funding resulting directly form the COVID-19 pandemic
    • carry out your project in the UK
    • give evidence that your organisation is suitable to take on a loan

    Open now

    Opened:
    6 November 2020
    Closes:
    13 January 2021

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