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

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

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

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 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

Organisations can apply for a share of £250,000, including VAT, to develop innovative detection technologies for deployment in the UK postal border environment.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £250,000

Sectors

AI & Robotics, Defence, General/Open

Opens:

3rd Dec 2018

Closes:

23rd Jan 2019

Key features

The Geospatial Commission will invest up to £1.5 million to fund projects for crowdsourcing the creation and/or maintenance of geospatial datasets.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £1.5 million

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

26th Nov 2018

Closes:

30th Jan 2019

Key features

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £500,000 for innovative technologies to accelerate the integration of advanced materials onto military platforms.

Programme

DASA

Award

Share of up to £500,000

Sectors

Defence, Manufacturing & Materials

Opens:

28th Nov 2018

Closes:

1st Feb 2019

Key features

This is phase 2 of the 3 phase Industrial Fuel Switching competition to stimulate early investment in fuel switching processes and technologies.

Programme

BEIS

Award

Share of up to £3 million

Sectors

Energy

Opens:

30th Nov 2018

Closes:

4th Feb 2019

Key features

Organisations can apply for £30,000, including VAT, to develop an automated solution that will help Citizens Advice Scotland write and update 3,500 pages of factual advice content.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £150,000

Sectors

AI & Robotics, General/Open

Opens:

10th Dec 2018

Closes:

6th Feb 2019

ESA: Virtual and Augmented Reality Kick-Start

This scheme is opening soon

Key features

Funding of up to €60,000 per contract available to businesses which intend to develop applications making use of immersive technologies in different industry sectors.

Programme

ESA

Award

€60,000 per project

Sectors

AI & Robotics

Opens:

15th Jan 2019

Closes:

25th Feb 2019

Key features

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Programme

EUREKA Eurostars

Award

Share of £2.5 million

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

12th Dec 2018

Closes:

28th Feb 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to develop innovative technologies targeting global markets in partnership with Israeli companies.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £1 million

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

19th Nov 2018

Closes:

11th Mar 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop solutions that tackle the environmental crisis of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £2 million

Sectors

Manufacturing & Materials

Opens:

2nd Jan 2019

Closes:

13th Mar 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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