Key features

Businesses can apply for a share of £3.5 million, including VAT, to develop demonstrators for decarbonisation of the railway and customer experience in stations.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £3.5 million

Sectors

Rail

Opens:

8th Oct 2018

Closes:

28th Nov 2018

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £300,000 for projects that develop and demonstrate tools to automatically plan rail infrastructure.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £300,000

Sectors

Manufacturing & Materials, Rail

Opens:

22nd Oct 2018

Closes:

19th Dec 2018

Key features

Funding available to facilitate research and innovation in support of the industry’s decarbonisation challenge, in particularly by developing intelligent, zero-carbon technologies to enable the industry to be world leader in delivering low-carbon transport solutions.

Programme

RSSB

Award

Share of up to £1 million

Sectors

General/Open, Rail

Opens:

30th Oct 2018

Closes:

9th Jan 2019

Key features

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million to address the need for clean, affordable and secure energy in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £10 million

Sectors

Energy

Opens:

20th Aug 2018

Closes:

14th Nov 2018

Open grant funding competition: round 3

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £20 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £20 million

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

24th Sep 2018

Closes:

14th Nov 2018

Key features

UK businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million from DFID for projects with partners in eligible African countries.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £3 million

Sectors

Agriculture

Opens:

28th Aug 2018

Closes:

21st Nov 2018

Key features

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £10 million

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

17th Sep 2018

Closes:

21st Nov 2018

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million for research and development projects to create faster, more efficient immersive content. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £8 million

Sectors

AI & Robotics, General/Open

Opens:

1st Oct 2018

Closes:

28th Nov 2018

Key features

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million (including VAT) for an instantly deployable solution for real time tracking of firefighters at incidents.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of £1.25 million

Sectors

Automotive, General/Open

Opens:

15th Oct 2018

Closes:

28th Nov 2018

BEIS Hydrogen Supply Programme Phase 1

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

A share of up to £5 million available for organisations to conduct feasibility studies to accelerate the development of low carbon bulk hydrogen supply solutions.

Programme

BEIS

Award

Share of up to £5 million

Sectors

Energy

Opens:

1st Jul 2018

Closes:

5th Dec 2018

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to research and develop technologies that accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £2 million

Sectors

Automotive

Opens:

17th Sep 2018

Closes:

6th Dec 2018

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £16 million to research and develop technologies that accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £16 million

Sectors

Automotive

Opens:

17th Sep 2018

Closes:

6th Dec 2018

Key features

UK businesses can apply for up to £4 million to research and develop technologies that accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £4 million

Sectors

Automotive

Opens:

17th Sep 2018

Closes:

6th Dec 2018

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £23 million for R&D projects focused on de-risking the scale up of battery development technology. This funding comes from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £23 million

Sectors

Automotive, Defence, Energy, Manufacturing & Materials

Opens:

17th Sep 2018

Closes:

12th Dec 2018

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for feasibility studies focused on de-risking the scale up of battery development technology.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £2 million

Sectors

Automotive, Defence, Energy, Manufacturing & Materials

Opens:

17th Sep 2018

Closes:

12th Dec 2018

Key features

These awards support any stage of the translational research and development pathway, including the clinical development of laboratory-validated technologies or interventions.

Programme

NIHR

Award

no upper funding limit

Sectors

Health & Life Science

Opens:

31st Oct 2018

Closes:

12th Dec 2018

Key features

This is Cycle 5 of the DASA Open call. The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas to improve the defence and/or security of the UK.

Programme

DASA

Award

See below for further details

Sectors

Defence

Opens:

19th Oct 2018

Closes:

3rd Jan 2019

Key features

Organisations can apply to develop new solutions to reduce air pollutant emissions from road vehicle brake or tyre wear, non-road mobile machinery used in construction and transport refrigeration units.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £300,000

Sectors

Automotive

Opens:

12th Nov 2018

Closes:

9th Jan 2019

Key features

SMEs can apply for a share of £1.5 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £1.5 million

Sectors

Health & Life Science

Opens:

26th Nov 2018

Closes:

30th Jan 2019

Key features

A share of up to £18 million available to invest in technologies to recover hear from industrial processes and increase the deployment of such technologies in England and Wales.

Programme

BEIS

Award

Share of £18 million

Sectors

Energy, Manufacturing & Materials

Opens:

15th Oct 2018

Closes:

30th Sep 2019

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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