Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to research and develop new connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

Programme

Innovate UK & The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV)

Award

Up to £175k

Opens:

25th Jul 2017

Closes:

25th Oct 2017

Key features

UK businesses and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of £6 million to develop precision medicine technologies.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Receive up to £1.4m

Opens:

11th Sep 2017

Closes:

25th Oct 2017

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million for innovative projects in medicines manufacturing solutions.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Receive up to £1.4m

Opens:

4th Sep 2017

Closes:

1st Nov 2017

Key features

Businesses can apply for a share of £950,000. This is to work with the Ministry of Justice on technological solutions to the problems that drones, drugs, mobile phones, and other contraband, pose within a prison environment.

Programme

SBRI

Award

Up to £50k

Opens:

18th Sep 2017

Registration closes:

25th Oct 2017

Closes:

1st Nov 2017

Key features

UK organisations working with research organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to support the creation of a network of advanced therapies treatment centres.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up ro £6.3m

Opens:

29th Sep 2017

Closes:

1st Nov 2017

Reducing the use of animals in research

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

Up to £2.3 million is available to UK SMEs across 3 challenges to replace, refine and reduce the use of animals.

Programme

SBRI

Award

Up to £100k

Opens:

11th Sep 2017

Closes:

8th Nov 2017

Emerging and enabling round 3

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop innovative solutions to challenges in emerging and enabling technologies.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Receive up to £1.4m

Opens:

5th Sep 2017

Closes:

8th Nov 2017

Accelerating Innovation in Rail 5

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

Businesses can apply for a share of £7.9 million for innovations to minimise disruption to train services and to develop initiatives for intelligent trains.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up to around £2.8m

Opens:

18th Sep 2017

Closes:

15th Nov 2017

Key features

UK businesses can apply for up to £16 million to grow manufacturing capacity for UK viral vector use in advanced therapy medicinal products.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up to £6m

Opens:

23rd Oct 2017

Registration closes:

8th Nov 2017

Closes:

15th Nov 2017

Key features

The Technology Developer Accelerator Programme by the Advanced Propulsion Centre is designed to help fast track low carbon propulsion technology towards commercialisation.

Programme

The Technology Developer Accelerator Programme by the Advanced Propulsion Centre

Award

Individual

Opens:

6th Sep 2017

Closes:

17th Nov 2017

Energy Entrepreneurs Fund: phase 6

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund is a competitive funding scheme to support the development of technologies, products and processes in energy efficiency, power generation and storage.  Phase 6 of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund is now open with up to £10 million

 

Programme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Award

Up to £1m

Opens:

12th Oct 2017

Closes:

17th Nov 2017

Key features

ITF is seeking proposals from qualified developers and organisations that can offer technological advancement or innovation across any of the technology focused areas of the oil and gas industry. Proposals should aim to address specific issues within the sector and demonstrate a clear business case for adoption.

Programme

ITF

Award

TBC

Closes:

17th Nov 2017

Key features

UK-based organisations can apply for up to £66 million to build and establish a national vaccines development and manufacturing centre.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

A share of up to £66m

Opens:

12th Oct 2017

Registration closes:

15th Nov 2017

Closes:

22nd Nov 2017

Key features

Sometimes suppliers new to Defence and Security are unsure whether their ideas will be of interest to DASA, which is why they are piloting a ‘One-Page Pitch’ document, which could help quickly review the idea, prior to completing a proposal.

The One-Page Pitch offers the opportunity to submit a brief outline of your innovation to us at DASA for a rapid assessment and response, without releasing any Intellectual Property.

Programme

DASA

Award

Individual

Opens:

18th Sep 2017

Closes:

30th Nov 2017

Key features

UK businesses can apply for up to £15 million for projects that support small and medium sized enterprises to develop innovations in health and life sciences.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up to £1.4m

Opens:

2nd Oct 2017

Closes:

6th Dec 2017

Key features

This DCMS competition encourages the development of a UK ‘5G ecosystem’ with technology and deployment, testbeds and trials to stimulate the development of 5G use cases and business models.

Programme

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS

Award

Up to £2m

Opens:

23rd Oct 2017

Closes:

6th Dec 2017

Key features

The Department for Transport (DfT) are promoting the development of an advanced low carbon fuels industry within the UK through the new Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C). Through the F4C DfT aim to increase domestic production of advanced low carbon fuels capable of tackling emissions from the hard-to-decarbonise aviation and HGV sectors in pursuit of long-term UK decarbonisation targets. In addition, the F4C is designed to stimulate investment and create jobs through the development of a prosperous domestic industry.

 

The F4C will provide up to £22 million in capital grant funding until 2021. The Competition will be run in two stages with Stage One (Project Development) now open for applications until December 2017 (please note, the exact application deadline date will be announced on the 21st September).

Programme

F4C

Award

A share of £22m

Opens:

29th Aug 2017

Closes:

8th Dec 2017

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £18 million to research vehicle technology that accelerates the transition to zero emission vehicles.

Programme

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK via the Faraday Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Award

Up to £2.8m

Opens:

21st Sep 2017

Closes:

13th Dec 2017

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to research vehicle technology that accelerates the transition to zero emission vehicles.

Programme

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, via the Faraday Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Award

Up to £175k

Opens:

21st Sep 2017

Closes:

13th Dec 2017

Key features

£3 million available for research funding in this Defence and Security Accelerator competition for the future of aviation security solutions programme.

Programme

Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme

Award

TBC

Opens:

20th Oct 2017

Closes:

17th Jan 2018

Key features

A new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator to help strengthen the global competitiveness of British industry.

**Please note, dates shown below are estimates based on the information available and are TBC.

Programme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Award

A share of £9.2m

Opens:

6th Sep 2017

Closes:

31st Jan 2018

LifeArc: Philanthropic Fund and Seed Fund

This scheme is opening soon

Key features

LifeArc operates the Development Gap Fund (DGF) on behalf of the MRC. DGF is a pre-seed translation fund available to scientists in MRC units and institutes. It provides funding to conduct translational research.

 

Funding early stage research
£30m available for cutting edge research

 

**PLEASE NOTE ALL DATES ARE ESTIMATES UNTIL FURTHER INFORMATION IS LAUNCHED IN 2018**

Programme

LifeArc

Award

TBC

Opens:

8th Jan 2018

Closes:

5th Mar 2018

Key features

The British Business Bank has announced the first wave of its £250million Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), with the launch of £120million of SME debt finance, which is now available to businesses across the 10 Local Enterprise Partnership areas in the Midlands.

 

Aimed at eliminating regional imbalances in funding, the British Business Bank is keen to support fast-growth organisations and businesses looking to expand into new markets and boost productivity, supporting job creation.

 

 

 

Programme

British Business Bank

Award

Up to £2m in lending and investment

Opens:

29th Aug 2017

Closes:

26th Aug 2022

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