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  • New Innovators in agri-tech and food technology, Eastern England

    UK registered micro and small businesses can apply for a share of up to £4.5 million for projects that grow their innovation activities in the agri-tech and food technology cluster in Eastern England.

    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 directly from Innovate UK
    • be growing your innovation activities in the agri-tech and food technology cluster in Eastern England
    • intend to exploit the project outcomes from the UK for domestic or global benefit

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    19 June 2024

  • Innovate UK Investor Partnerships: SME round 7

    UK registered SMEs can apply for grant funding alongside private investment from selected investor partners.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.
    To apply your organisation must:
    • be a UK registered micro, small or medium sized business (SME)
    • carry out its project work in the UK
    • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
    • have been invited to apply by an investor from our pool of selected investor partners

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    19 June 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

  • DCMS Create Growth Programme Competition 3

    UK registered micro, small and medium enterprises in the creative sector can apply for funding of between £10,000 and £30,000 for innovation projects to grow their business. This funding is from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must be:

    Creative Industries are those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property.

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 May 2024
    Closes:
    19 June 2024

  • Agri-tech and food technology, Eastern England – round 2 CR&D

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4.5 million for business led projects that grow their innovation activities in the agri-tech and food technology cluster in Eastern England. This funding is from Innovate UK.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only. To lead a project your organisation must:
    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • be growing your innovation activities in the agri-tech and food technology cluster in Eastern England
    • intend to exploit the project outcomes from the UK for domestic or global benefit
    You must involve at least one grant claiming micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    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

  • Knowledge Asset Grant Fund: Extend, 2024 -2025

    Eligible UK public sector organisations can apply for up to £250,000 from the Knowledge Asset Grant Fund in this strand.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only. Other organisations may contribute to the project as a subcontractor.

    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK government public sector organisation headed by an Accounting Officer responsible for upholding Managing Public Money (MPM).

    This includes:

    • UK government departments
    • arms-length bodies
    • public sector research establishments (PSREs)

    Open now

    Opened:
    29 April 2024
    Closes:
    No submission deadline

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