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  • Knowledge Asset Grant Fund: Explore, 2024 -2025

    Eligible UK public sector organisations can apply for a share of up to £25,000 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

  • Knowledge Asset Grant Fund: Expand, 2024 -2025

    Eligible UK public sector organisations can apply for up to £100,000 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

  • Design Foundations Round 5

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for people centred and systemic design projects, across a range of themes and innovation areas. These are to influence, inform and de-risk their future R&D activity.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.

    Open now

    Opened:
    29 April 2024
    Closes:
    26 June 2024

  • Innovate UK Smart grants: April 2024

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovations 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
    • be a UK registered research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • carry out all your research and development (R&D) project activity in the UK
    • intend to commercially exploit the project results from the UK

    You must be or involve at least one grant claiming micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    25 April 2024
    Closes:
    24 July 2024

  • Smart Shipping Acceleration Fund

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million for innovative smart shipping technologies for maritime decarbonisation. This funding is from the Department for Transport (DfT).

    Eligibility

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    22 April 2024
    Closes:
    26 June 2024

  • Digital Twin Energy Grids

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.2 million for collaborative projects that enable digital twins, data interoperability and cyber resilience in the UK energy networks. This funding is from Innovate UK.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must:

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    22 April 2024
    Closes:
    24 May 2024

  • Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2024 to 2025 Round 2

    UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £9 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered higher education or further education institution, research and technology organisation (RTO) or Catapult
    • collaborate with a UK registered business of any size, eligible public sector organisation, charity or charitable business with two or more full time employees

    The business must contribute to the project’s costs.

    Open now

    Opened:
    15 April 2024
    Closes:
    26 June 2024

  • International Green Corridors Fund: UK – IE Feasibility Studies

    UK registered organisations and Irish organisations can apply for a share of up to a combined total of £860,000 (EUR 1 million) for joint R&D projects focused on UK and IE Green Shipping Corridor routes.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to Ireland and UK collaborations only.

    The project consortium must include:

    • a UK registered port or harbour
    • an eligible Irish registered port or harbour
    • a UK or Irish registered business that is a vessel owner or operator with a vessel operating on a route between Ireland and the UK

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    15 April 2024
    Closes:
    30 May 2024

  • UK-Taiwan CRD 2024

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with Taiwan. You must collaborate with at least one Taiwan business applying under the equivalent DoIT programme.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • partner with a Taiwan registered business, which must be a separate non-linked entity to the UK project partners

    Open now

    Opened:
    8 April 2024
    Closes:
    17 July 2024

  • Resource-efficient or bio-based materials and manufacturing, FS 2

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £1 million for innovative feasibility studies in advanced low carbon manufacturing. This funding is from Innovate UK and BBSRC.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project, your organisation must be a UK registered:
    You must be or involve at least one grant claiming micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    2 April 2024
    Closes:
    29 May 2024

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