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Made Smarter Manufacturing: Lighthouse Funding February 2024

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

15 Mar 2024

Award

£315k

Funding that will enable SMEs to embark on a smart manufacturing journey, de-risking major investment yet enabling growth.

NIHR i4i & OLS Real World Evidence Programme

Programme

NIHR

Closes

27 Mar 2024

Award

Unspecified

Funding in vitro diagnostic devices and digital health technologies addressing an existing or emerging health or social care need.

SBRI: Accessible solutions for disrupted journeys

Programme

SBRI

Closes

3 Apr 2024

Award

£250k

The SBRI: Accessible solutions for disrupted journeys fund is looking for projects that will develop an accessible and inclusive focussed solution, physical or digital, to support transport users when a journey is disrupted

MyWorld Challenge Call 2

Programme

Catapult Digital

Closes

25 Mar 2024

Award

£50k

The MyWorld challenge call 2 is seeking projects that aspire to create new products, processes, services or innovative experimental prototypes which demonstrate clear advancement in the integration, application, development or assessment of AI approaches, models or products.

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.

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 3: Spring 2024

Programme

DSIT & Innovate UK

Closes

19 Apr 2024

Award

£30k - £30 million

Grant funding for feasibility and engineering studies, and for the deployment of industrial energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation projects.  DSIT and Innovate UK are funding for feasibility and engineering studies, energy efficiency and decarbonisation projects

DASA Competition: Rapid Detection of Toxic Gases

Programme

DASA

Closes

28 Mar 2024

Award

£200k

DASA (Defence & Security Accelerator) are seeking new technologies that can be used to detect a range of toxic gases in public areas.

NHS Cancer Programme: Innovation Open Call 3

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

29 May 2024

Award

£4 million

NHS England has launched a new round of its funding competition for innovation in the early detection and diagnosis of cancer, it is open to all types of innovation, including but not limited to, medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, digital health solutions, behavioural interventions, software, artificial intelligence, and new models of care.

Diet and health innovation: Early stage feasibility projects

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

8 May 2024

Award

£250k

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million for early stage feasibility projects working with one or more of the Diet and Health Open Innovation Research Club (OIRC) hubs. This funding is from BBSRC and Innovate UK.

Eureka Quantum collaborative R&D Multilateral 2024

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

8 May 2024

Award

£500k

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop quantum technologies with organisations from Eureka partner countries.

Unlocking nature positive private investment

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

10 Apr 2024

Award

£500k

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will invest up to £2 million in supporting innovation projects. The competition will enable the development, acceleration and commercialisation of innovative solutions. These solutions must enable private investors to confidently invest in nature positive projects.

ATI Programme strategic batch: EoI

Programme

Department for Business and Trade (DBT), Innovate UK and the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)

Closes

21 Feb 2024

Award

Unspecified

The ATI Programme funds industrial research and investment aid for research infrastructures to make the UK civil aerospace sector more competitive.

UKBIC SME Credit Round 2 - digital or software

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

6 Mar 2024

Award

£300k

UK registered micro, small and medium enterprises, can apply for up to £300k to increase and facilitate their engagement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC). This funding is from Faraday Battery Challenge.

UKBIC SME Credit Round 2 - Processing for electrode and cells

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

6 Mar 2024

Award

£1 million

UK registered micro, small and medium enterprise, can apply for up to £1 million to increase and facilitate their engagement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC). This funding is from Faraday Battery Challenge.

CLIMATES: Supply chain innovations for rare earths - Strand 2

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

13 Mar 2024

Award

£700k

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of funding for collaborative research and development projects. This funding is from Innovate UKs Circular critical materials supply chains (CLIMATES) programme.

CLIMATES: Supply chain innovations for rare earths - Strand 1

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

13 Mar 2024

Award

£250k

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of funding for collaborative research and development projects. This funding is from Innovate UKs circular critical materials supply chains (CLIMATES) programme.

Innovate UK Investor Partnerships: SME round 6

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

27 Feb

Award

£200k - £2 million

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

Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 13

Programme

Innovate UK

Closes

6 Mar 2024

Award

£2 million

UK registered businesses can apply for up to £2 million loan for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.

Environmental Monitoring Innovation

Programme

Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and Innovate UK (IUK), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Closes

6 Mar 2024

Award

£5 million

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million for collaborative projects to develop innovative solutions in environmental monitoring. This funding is from Innovate UK and The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).

The aim of this competition is to fund collaborative projects that develop environmental monitoring solutions to enable improved monitoring of environmental variables.

Farming Innovation Programme: Large R&D partnerships Round 3

Programme

UKRI’s Transforming Food Production Challenge and Innovate UK.

Closes

13 Mar 2024

Award

£5 million

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7.8 million for large R&D partnership projects, from the industry-led R&D Partnerships Fund, a part of the Farming Innovation Programme

NIHR Connect Call 8

Programme

NIHR

Closes

21 Feb 2024

Award

Unspecified

The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme is a translational research funding scheme aimed at medical devices, in vitro diagnostic devices and digital health technologies addressing an existing or emerging health or social care need.

APC25: Industrialising net zero automotive technology

Programme

Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC)

Closes

13 Mar 2024

Award

£2.5 million - £20 million

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million for late-stage R&D projects that help accelerate the UK towards a net zero automotive future.

Eureka collaborative R&D: Eurostars 3 Call 6

Programme

Innovative UK

Closes

14 Mar 2024

Award

£300k per project partner

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2.5 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research.

The aim of this competition is for international collaboration on R&D projects that create innovative products, processes or services for commercialisation.

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.

DASA Open Call Cycle 5

Programme

DASA

Closes

6 March 2024

Award

Unspecified

The Open Call is one of the funding competition mechanisms DASA uses to find proposals that address challenges faced by government stakeholders. It gives bidders the opportunity to present their ideas to defence and security stakeholders at any time, without waiting for a relevant Themed Competition.

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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