Key features

The Production Readiness Competition provides a platform for UK SMEs and their supply chain to take existing low carbon vehicle technologies from demonstration through to production readiness in a compressed timescale, leading to significant economic benefits whilst reducing CO2 and other vehicle emissions.

Programme

Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK

Award

Up to £250k

Opens:

8th May 2017

Registration closes:

1st Jun 2017

Closes:

3rd Jul 2017

Key features

The Competition is providing a total grant fund of up to £2,475,000 for niche vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and design/engineering or technology organisations active in the UK specialist manufacturing sector who wish to collaborate on innovative, industry-led projects within certain categories.

Programme

Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK

Award

Up to £150k

Opens:

8th May 2017

Registration closes:

1st Jun 2017

Closes:

3rd Jul 2017

Investment accelerator pilot

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of £8.5 million to fund feasibility studies in infrastructure systems or health and life sciences.

 

This is a pilot programme for Innovate UK. It provides simultaneous grant funding and venture capital investment for early stage projects led by UK companies.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up to £150K

Opens:

8th May 2017

Registration closes:

28th Jun 2017

Closes:

5th Jul 2017

Manufacturing and materials round 3

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to work on innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up to 1.4m

Opens:

8th May 2017

Closes:

12th Jul 2017

Connected and autonomous vehicles test bed

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

Businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £55 million to create the world’s most effective CAV testing ecosystem

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up to £8.75m approx

Opens:

3rd Apr 2017

Registration closes:

12th Jul 2017

Closes:

19th Jul 2017

Key features

Innovate UK is to invest up to £6 million in innovative projects. Competition funding is subject to business case approval by BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy). This is to encourage and stimulate the development of demonstrators of robotics and artificial intelligence (RAI) technologies for extreme and challenging environments.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up to £4.2m

Opens:

12th Jun 2017

Closes:

19th Jul 2017

Key features

Apply or a share of up to £10 million for collaborative research and development (R&D) that results in new and novel systems.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up to £1.4m

Opens:

13th Jun 2017

Registration closes:

2nd Aug 2017

Closes:

2nd Aug 2017

Key features

Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are investing up to £8 million (£4 million each) in projects that use cutting-edge technologies to solve agricultural challenges in China.

Programme

Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Award

Up to £1.4m

Opens:

5th Jun 2017

Registration closes:

26th Jul 2017

Closes:

2nd Aug 2017

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million. This is to deliver game-changing, cutting-edge innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up to £700k

Opens:

12th Jun 2017

Closes:

9th Aug 2017

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of £3 million to work with Malaysian partners on innovative urban solutions in Malaysia.

Programme

Innovate UK and UK–Malaysia Newton-Ungku Omar Fund

Award

Up to £400k

Opens:

2nd May 2017

Registration closes:

30th Aug 2017

Closes:

6th Sep 2017

Infrastructure systems round 3

This scheme is opening soon

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop innovative solutions to challenges in infrastructure systems.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up to £3.5m

Opens:

10th Jul 2017

Closes:

13th Sep 2017

Key features

Sponsored by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, the Niche Vehicle Feasibility Competition provides SMEs and micro companies active in the low carbon vehicle technology sector with grant funding of up to £8,000.

Programme

Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK

Award

Up to £8,000

Opens:

6th Sep 2017

Closes:

2nd Oct 2017

Key features

UK organisations can apply for a share of £8 million to work with Indian partners on biotechnology solutions for industrial waste challenges in India.

Programme

Newton Bhabha Fund

Award

Up to £2m

Opens:

5th Jun 2017

Registration closes:

11th Oct 2017

Closes:

18th Oct 2017

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