Innovate UK has published a list of its current funding opportunities for businesses and researchers. Please check individual competition dates as they may have been extended.
Innovation loans: April 2021 open competition
Businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.
Innovate UK SMART grants May 2021
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable research and development innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.
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ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: business-led research and development
UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million for research and development projects with the potential to significantly impact the 2025 UK Plastic Pact targets.
Creative Industries Fund: fast start business growth pilot
UK-registered micro and small businesses in the creative sector can apply for a package of support to grow their business. This package includes ongoing support from Innovate UK EDGE and funding of up to £25,000 for innovation projects.
Young Innovators Awards 2021/22 (Competition opens: Monday 14 June 2021)
Young people can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality, which includes a grant for £5,000, a living allowance, and tailored business support.
Biomedical catalyst 2021: early and late-stage awards
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £18 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes.
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Addressing limitations in manufacturing nucleic acid therapeutics
Apply for funding to set up a research consortium addressing challenges in the manufacture of nucleic acid therapeutics.
Innovation in time dissemination and application
UK registered organisations can apply for support for business-led innovation in resilient time, frequency and synchronisation.
Hydrogen transport hub: demonstration
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £2.5 million. This is to demonstrate how green hydrogen can be used to power transport solutions for end users.
Expression of interest: Automotive Transformation Fund round 11
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital-centric investment projects. The project must help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK.
Driving the electric revolution: supply chains for net zero
UK registered businesses can apply for funding to research supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives.
Knowledge transfer partnerships: 2021 to 2022, round two
UK registered academic institutions, research and technology organisations (RTOs) or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £6 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not-for-profits.
SBRI funded competitions
SBRI supports a range of competitions with public sector organisations and departments. Find out more about SBRI: the Small Business Research Initiative.
Latest SBRI competitions:
SBRI: Fusion industry challenges
Organisations can apply for a share of £2 million, inclusive of VAT, to develop solutions that accelerate fusion power plant design and reduce their fuel requirements.
Source: Cambridge Network
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