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:

23rd Sep 2019

Closes:

27th Nov 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million for quantum technology innovation projects funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £6 million

Sectors

Quantum

Opens:

5th Aug 2019

Closes:

30th Oct 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £27 million to collaborate on developing quantum products and services. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £27 million

Sectors

Quantum

Opens:

5th Aug 2019

Closes:

30th Oct 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million for collaborative R&D projects that improve productivity, quality and performance in UK construction.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £10 million

Sectors

Construction

Opens:

28th Aug 2019

Closes:

30th Oct 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £26 million for practical, demonstrator projects in MMC, digital and whole-life asset performance.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £26 million

Sectors

Construction

Opens:

28th Aug 2019

Closes:

6th Nov 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £968,000, plus VAT, for innovations that demonstrate security surveillance analytics in Network Rail stations.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £968,000

Sectors

Rail

Opens:

16th Sep 2019

Closes:

13th Nov 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million, plus VAT, for projects that develop and demonstrate innovation to automate the examination of tunnels.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £1.5 million

Sectors

Rail

Opens:

16th Sep 2019

Closes:

13th Nov 2019

Key features

A 2 day discovery workshop for successful applicants to refine, validate and collaborate on the challenge of Future Flight against 6 problem statements.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Sectors

Aerospace

Opens:

30th Sep 2019

Closes:

21st Nov 2019

Key features

This is stage 1 of a 2-stage competition. A total fund of up to £2 million is on offer for stage 1 to conduct research and develop a business plan for a healthy ageing ‘trailblazer’. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £2 million

Sectors

Health & Life Science

Opens:

23rd Sep 2019

Closes:

27th Nov 2019

NATEP: helping SMEs innovate in aerospace

This scheme is opening soon

Key features

UK micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million for industry led civil aerospace research projects.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £2.5 million

Sectors

Aerospace

Opens:

21st Oct 2019

Closes:

4th Dec 2019

Key features

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million to run trials in England to test ways to encourage SMEs to adopt existing productivity-boosting technologies.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £2 million

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

2nd Oct 2019

Closes:

4th Dec 2019

i4i Product Development Awards Call 19

This scheme is opening soon

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:

30th Oct 2019

Closes:

11th Dec 2019

Key features

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for 5G collaborative R&D projects in the EUREKA CELTIC-NEXT programme.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £2 million

Sectors

AI & Robotics, General/Open

Opens:

14th Oct 2019

Closes:

11th Dec 2019

Key features

UK registered 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:

30th Sep 2019

Closes:

11th Dec 2019

Key features

Cycle 4 of the 2019/20 DASA Open Call for Innovation. The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas to improve the defence and/or security of the UK.

Programme

DASA

Award

See below for details

Sectors

Defence, General/Open

Opens:

3rd Oct 2019

Closes:

12th Dec 2019

Key features

Apply for a share of £1.25 million to develop and demonstrate novel technologies or applications in the area of Electro-Optic and Infrared (EOIR) sensors to address the future needs of defence and security.

Programme

DASA

Award

Share of up to £1.25 million

Sectors

Defence

Opens:

4th Sep 2019

Closes:

13th Dec 2019

Key features

Share of up to £3.1 million available to fund innovative demonstration projects (TRLs 4 to 7) that help the rail industry implement more VSTP schedules in a robust and validated way, ensuring there is an allocated and de-conflicted path for each train service.

Programme

RSSB

Award

Share of up to £3.1 million

Sectors

Rail

Opens:

1st Oct 2019

Closes:

3rd Jan 2020

Key features

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £25 million

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

17th Oct 2019

Closes:

8th Jan 2020

Key features

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £5 million

Sectors

Agriculture

Opens:

14th Oct 2019

Closes:

8th Jan 2020

Key features

In this first phase applicants can apply for a share of up to £480,000 for modernising energy data access. This is being funded by Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, in collaboration with BEIS and Ofgem.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £480,000

Sectors

Energy

Opens:

16th Oct 2019

Closes:

8th Jan 2020

Key features

Apply for a share of up to £20 million to transform food production systems, improve productivity and sustainability, and help the industry move towards net zero emissions by 2040. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £20 million

Sectors

Agriculture

Opens:

17th Sep 2019

Closes:

22nd Jan 2020

Key features

UK businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £5.4 million. This is for projects involving the application of whole genome sequencing to analyse cancers. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £5.4 million

Sectors

Health & Life Science

Opens:

7th Oct 2019

Closes:

22nd Jan 2020

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to work with Chinese partners to develop new integrated precision farming technology and help achieve net-zero emissions. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £5 million

Sectors

Agriculture, AI & Robotics

Opens:

14th Oct 2019

Closes:

22nd Jan 2020

Key features

A share of up to £18 million available to invest in technologies to recover heat 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:

31st Jul 2020

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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