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19 competitions


  • International Green Corridors Fund: UK – NL Feasibility Studies

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £430,000 for feasibility study projects with Netherlands organisations, looking at UK - NL Green Shipping Corridor routes. This funding is from the Department for Transport.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to UK and Netherlands collaborations only.
    To lead a UK application your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.
    Netherlands organisations must apply through Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    3 June 2024
    Closes:
    17 July 2024

  • Farming Futures: Nutrient Management Phase 1 - Industrial Research

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million across the two strands of this competition, to develop innovative solutions for nutrient management. This funding is from the Farming Futures R&D Fund.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.
    You must collaborate with other UK organisations.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    29 May 2024
    Closes:
    24 July 2024

  • Farming Futures: Nutrient Management Phase 1 - Feasibility

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £15 million across the two strands of this competition, to develop innovative solutions for nutrient management. This funding is from the Farming Futures R&D Fund.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:
    • business of any size
    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    You must collaborate with other UK organisations. Your project must include an eligible grant claiming business of any size.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    29 May 2024
    Closes:
    24 July 2024

  • Women in Innovation Award 2024/25

    Women within UK registered micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of up to £4 million to develop their exciting and innovative ideas. The £75,000 grant also includes bespoke business support.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project you must be a woman founder, co-founder or senior decision maker within a UK registered SME that has been registered on Companies House for at least 12 months.

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 May 2024
    Closes:
    10 July 2024

  • Canada-UK: Biomanufacturing of Biologics and Advanced Therapies Round 2

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million for collaboration with Canadian SMEs on joint R&D projects, for enabling technologies and innovations in biomanufacturing of biologics and advanced therapies.

    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
    • be or involve at least one grant claiming UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • collaborate with a Canadian SME, which must be a separate non-linked entity to the UK project partners

    or

    • be a Canadian SME
    • partner with at least one grant claiming UK registered SME

    Open now

    Opened:
    8 May 2024
    Closes:
    16 October 2024

  • Europe Quantum Technology CR&D 2024

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million for quantum research and innovation activities. You must collaborate with at least one organisation from a European Union Member State and may include other international organisations.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to UK and European Union Member States collaborations, with an option to include other international partners.
    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • be or involve at least one UK micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • collaborate with an organisation of any size from one of the European Union Member States

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    28 August 2024

  • Digital Dairy Chain: Collaborative R&D and Growth Round 2 SIPF

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.1 million for business focussed innovation in advanced and high value dairy production and manufacturing. This funding is from Digital Dairy Chain for Cumbria, South and West Scotland.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be:
    • either a UK registered business of any size or a UK farming business of any size
    • able to evidence that you are an established business, including sole traders and partnerships
    • based in Cumbria, South or West Scotland or carry out significant economic activity in that region

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    19 June 2024

  • Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 15

    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 applications from micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) registered in the UK.

    Open now

    Opened:
    2 May 2024
    Closes:
    26 June 2024

  • Ofgem Round 4: Call for Ideas

    This Call for Ideas is delivered in partnership with Ofgem. Future funding may be available from the Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund. The fund aims to deliver net zero at lowest cost to consumers and support innovative businesses to grow and scale.

    Eligibility

    This opportunity is open to sole innovators or organisations of any type or size.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    1 May 2024
    Closes:
    5 June 2024

  • New Innovators in Communication Networks 2024

    UK registered micro and small businesses can apply for a share of up to £500,000 to develop adoptable and investable innovations within communication networks. This funding is from the Telecoms Technology Missions Fund programme.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered micro or small business
    • not have previously been awarded funding from Innovate UK
    • carry out its project work in the UK
    • intend to exploit the project outcomes from the UK for domestic or global benefit

    Open now

    Opened:
    1 May 2024
    Closes:
    12 June 2024

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