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  • Business Basics 3: SME technology use (non-business led trials EoI)

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million to run trials in England to test ways to encourage SMEs to adopt existing productivity-boosting technologies.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone, your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered public sector organisation, university or research and technology organisation (RTO), charity or not for profit company
    • claim funding
    • carry out its project work in England
    • apply to the business led strand if it is a business

    Open now

    Opened:
    2 October 2019
    Closes:
    4 December 2019

  • Business Basics 3: SME technology use (business led trials EoI)

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million to run trials in England to test ways to encourage SMEs to adopt existing productivity-boosting technologies.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone, your organisation must:

    • be a UK based business of any size
    • claim funding
    • carry out its project work in England
    • apply to the non-business led strand if it is not a business

    Open now

    Opened:
    2 October 2019
    Closes:
    4 December 2019

  • Innovation loans: September 2019 open competition

    Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

    Eligibility

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    23 September 2019
    Closes:
    27 November 2019

  • ISCF healthy ageing trailblazers: stage 1

    This is stage 1 of a 2-stage competition. A total fund of up to £2 million is on offer for stage 1 to conduct research and develop a business plan for a healthy ageing ‘trailblazer’. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a stage 1 project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size (including social enterprises)
    • or a public sector organisation (including local authorities or Local Enterprise Partnerships)

    Open now

    Opened:
    23 September 2019
    Closes:
    27 November 2019

  • GCRF demonstrate impact in meeting the sustainable development goals: phase 1

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £9.3 million to demonstrate market-creating innovations in lower income countries and emerging economies. This funding is Official Development Assistance from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding you must be a UK registered or international:

    You must comply with Official Development Assistance requirements throughout the lifetime of the project.

    The technical project work can be led by an organisation from any country. The administrative work must be led by a business from the UK.

    Open now

    Opened:
    9 September 2019
    Closes:
    13 November 2019

  • Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Grand Challenge 2019: phase 1

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million and Malaysian businesses a share of RM 5.5 million to collaborate on innovative solutions to large societal challenges.

    Eligibility

    To lead the project in the UK your organisation must:

    To lead the project in Malaysia your organisation must:

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    8 July 2019
    Closes:
    23 October 2019

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