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Scaling up logistics innovations supporting freight transport decarbonisation

Programme

Horizon Europe Framework Programme

Closes

5 Sept 2024

Award

£10 million

HORIZON are providing funding to projects that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the project networks without reducing the overall performance of the logistics supply chain, gain operational efficiency and speed up freight decarbonisation and adopt zero emissions vehicles/vessels.

Innovative conversion of biogenic gaseous carbon

Programme

Horizon Europe Framework Programme

Closes

18 Sept 2024

Award

£3.5 million

In line with the objectives of the Circular Economyand Zero Pollution Action Plan HORIZON are providing funding to proposals that will facilitate the deployment of sustainable products based on conversion of biogenic gaseous carbon from renewable resources.

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

Programme

Arts Council National Lottery

Closes

Open all year round

Award

£100k

Arts Council National Lottery are offering funding to people in England who are creative, or work in the arts, museums or libraries. The fund supports thousands of individual practitioners, community and cultural organisations

UK-Singapore Collaborative R&D 2024

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

28 Aug 2024

Award

£750k

Funding innovation projects in partnership with Enterprise Singapore. It is required organisations must collaborate with at least one Singapore non-linked registered business applying under the equivalent Enterprise Singapore programme to be eligible for this funding.

Eureka Disaster Resilience Programme Collaborative R&D 2024

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

31 Oct 2024

Award

£1 million

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £1 million to fund CR&D projects focused on industrial research with the aim to support international collaboration on R&D projects that create innovative products, processes or services for commercialisation. This programme will fund projects in the field of Disaster Resilience, Response and Recovery.

Farming Futures: Nutrient Management Phase 1 - Feasibility

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

24 Jul 2024

Award

£500k

Funding for collaborative development projects with ambitious solutions to address the challenges related to nutrient management in soils and water associated with agricultural livestock and crop production. The solutions provided will enable sustainable and resilient farming.

This competition is split into 2 strands:

Strand 1: Farming Futures: Nutrient Management Phase 1 - Feasibility (this strand)

Strand 2: Farming Futures: Nutrient Management Phase 1 - Industrial Research

Farming Futures: Nutrient Management Phase 1 - Industrial Research

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

24 Jul 2024

Award

£1 million

Funding for collaborative development projects with ambitious solutions to address the challenges related to nutrient management in soils and water associated with agricultural livestock and crop production. The solutions provided will enable sustainable and resilient farming.

This competition is split into 2 strands:

Strand 1: Farming Futures: Nutrient Management Phase 1 - Feasibility (this strand)

Strand 2: Farming Futures: Nutrient Management Phase 1 - Industrial Research

King's Award for Enterprise

Programme

King’s Awards

Closes

12 Sep 2024

Award

Unspecified

The King’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of, innovation international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. Winners of this award have reported worldwide recognition, increased commercial value and greater press coverage.

Women in Innovation Award

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

10 Jul 2024

Award

£75k

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering up to 50 Women in Innovation Awards to women entrepreneurs within SMEs across the UK. The winners will receive a £75,000 grant and bespoke business support.

Europe Quantum Technology CR&D 2024

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

28 Aug 2024

Award

£600k

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £3 million to facilitate collaboration between the UK and international organisations, and in particular entities in the EU, in order to accelerate research and innovation in quantum technologies and remove technological and market barriers to their successful commercialisation and adoption in the UK and internationally.

Advanced Machinery Innovation Fund

Programme

Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute (AMPI), UKRI

Closes

19 Jun 2024

Award

£250k

Funding from UKRI Strength in Places Fund and the Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute to encourage the development of new manufacturing technology within advanced machinery, robotics, automation, or associated industries.

New Innovators in New Zero Industry - South West Wales

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

19 Jun 2024

Award

£50k

Innovate UK will work with Welsh Government to invest in innovation projects providing a package of targeted support to enable ambitious UK registered micro and small businesses to develop highly innovative ideas that have a clear route to commercialisation and business growth.

New Innovators in Health and Life Science, Northern Ireland

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

19 Jun 2024

Award

£50k

Innovate UK will work with Invest Northern Ireland to invest in innovation projects providing a package of targeted support to enable ambitious UK registered micro and small businesses to develop highly innovative ideas that have a clear route to commercialisation and business growth.

DASA competition: Protecting Physical Assets from Uncrewed Aerial Systems Attack

Programme

DASA

Closes

13 Jun 2024

Award

£150k

DASA, Home Office, NPSA and Dstl are inviting industry to leverage novel physical protective countermeasures that can be utilised to reduce, or completely mitigate, the threat posed by one or more Uncrewed Aerial Systems being used as a weapon to fly into an asset and/or drop an explosive payload onto an asset.

Innovate UK Smart grants: April 2024

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

24 Jun 2024

Award

£25 million

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.

Smart Shipping Acceleration Fund

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

26 Jun 2024

Award

£750k

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).

The NIHR Research Programme for Social Care (RPSC)

Programme

NIHR

Closes

26 Jun 2024

Award

Unspecified

The Research Programme for Social Care funds research which generates evidence to improve, expand and strengthen the way social care is provided for users of care services, carers, the social care workforce, and the public across the UK - England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The programme funds primary, secondary and evidence synthesis research including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods designs.

Future Leaders Fellowships: round 9, business and non-academic

Programme

UKRI

Closes

25 Jun 2024

Award

£3 million

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £110 million for ambitious research and innovation projects in any sector, and tailored support to develop careers for future leaders. This funding is from UKRI.

Challenge Awards round 15

Programme

NIHR

Closes

July - August (subject to change)

Award

Unspecified

NIHR i4i Challenge Awards support the real-world evaluation of medical devices, in vitro diagnostic devices and high-impact patient-focused digital health technologies for us in the NHS or social care system. The i4i Challenge Awards provide funding for collaborative projects with a focus on implementation research on technologies which have demonstrated safety and efficacy, and have a clear pathway towards adoption and commercialisation.

Product Development Awards (PDA) round 26

Programme

NIHR

Closes

July - August (Subject to change)

Award

Unspecified

The NIHR i4i Product Development Awards (PDA) supports collaborative research and development of medical devices, in vitro diagnostic devices and high-impact patient-focused digital health technologies for use in the NHS or social care system. The expected focus of a PDA is product development required to enable a technology for clinical use or use in social care and/or the clinical development of a laboratory-validated technology or intervention. The research proposals may address any area of unmet need. Projects must have a clear pathway towards adoption and commercialisation.

SMART: SCOTLAND grants

Programme

Scottish Enterprise

Closes

Applications are accepted all year round

Award

£100k

The SMART: SCOTLAND grant aims to support high-risk, highly ambitious projects providing support to conduct feasibility studies. It’s only available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland

Creative Growth Finance

Programme

Creative uk

Closes

Applications are accepted all year round

Award

Loans of £100K - £1m

Creative UK have partnered with Triodos Bank on the Creative Growth Finance fund to offer loans of £100,000 to £1m* that will help businesses to grow.

THE CONTENT FUND

Programme

UK Games Fund

Closes

Jan - Feb

Award

£50k - £150k

The Content Fund is a joint plan between Government and industry to drive growth, build talent and develop skills across the creative sectors.

Investor Partnerships

Programme

Investor Partnerships

Closes

Multiple funding rounds

Award

£50k to £5m

Innovate UK has selected a number of investor partners and will provide grant funding to companies that are delivering ambitious innovation projects with strong commercial potential.

Biomedical Catalyst

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

Multiple funding rounds

Award

Your project’s total costs must be between £150,000 and £4 million. The total grant cannot exceed £2 million.

The Biomedical Catalyst programme provides funding to help businesses test and develop innovative health and care projects.

The Industry-led research and development (R&D) stream of the Biomedical Catalyst programme supports pre-market R&D projects.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate existing evidence of commercial and technical feasibility.

Innovation Loan

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

Multiple funding rounds

Award

£100k to £2m

This is a multi-sector generous loan opportunity of between £100k and £2m for UK registered, highly innovative SMEs with projects lasting up to 5 years.

European Space Agency

Programme

European Space Agency

Closes

Ongoing

Award

€60k to €3 million +

You can apply for funding from ESA for the Open Call for Proposals or through specific themed opportunities. Your project must delivered R&D related to the space industry

Smart Grant

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

Multiple funding rounds

Award

£100k to £2m

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.

We can help with a wide range of funding opportunities

Programme

Various

Closes

Ongoing

Award

Various

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