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  • Young Innovators Awards 2022 to 2023

    Young people can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality. This includes a grant for £5,000, a living allowance, and tailored business support.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to sole applicants only.

    To be eligible applicants must:

    • be a UK resident who has the right to work in the UK, or will have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the award
    • be aged from 18 to 30 on the date of competition closing
    • be able to commit on average 2 days (15 hours) per week to working on the award
    • attend four bootcamp sessions

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 June 2022
    Closes:
    27 July 2022

  • Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 4

    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 SME applicants registered in the UK.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    9 June 2022
    Closes:
    13 July 2022

  • Net Zero Hydrogen Fund – Strand 2 – Capital expenditure (CAPEX)

    Strand 2 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide capital expenditure (CAPEX) support for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities to begin deployment in the early 2020s.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.

    To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • carry out project work in the UK
    Academic institutions, research organisations and public sector organisations cannot lead or work alone.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    25 April 2022
    Closes:
    13 July 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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