Key features

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

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £20 million

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

18th Feb 2019

Closes:

24th Apr 2019

ESA: Virtual and Augmented Reality Kick-Start

This scheme is closing 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

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out collaborative R&D, collaborative fast-track and feasibility projects to enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace.

Programme

ATI & Innovate UK

Award

Share of £8m

Sectors

Automotive, Defence

Opens:

14th Jan 2019

Closes:

27th Feb 2019

Key features

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million, including VAT, to develop a solution identifying regulatory obligations placed on businesses. This is phase 1 of a 2 phase competition.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up to £50,000 per project

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

14th Jan 2019

Closes:

27th Feb 2019

EUREKA Eurostars 2: round 11

This scheme is closing soon

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

This is Cycle 6 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, General/Open

Opens:

3rd Jan 2019

Closes:

28th Feb 2019

EUREKA: PENTA Cluster Call

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

Share of up to £2 million available to UK businesses developing innovative micro or nano technologies.

Programme

EUREKA

Award

Share of up to £2 million

Opens:

21st Dec 2018

Closes:

1st Mar 2019

APC 12

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

£20 million of collaborative (match) funding is available for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £20 million

Sectors

Automotive

Opens:

7th Jan 2019

Closes:

6th Mar 2019

Nuclear Innovation Programme – Phase 2

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

This is Phase 2 of the Advanced Manufacturing and Materials programme, part of the BEIS wider Nuclear Innovation Programme.

Programme

BEIS

Award

Up to £10 million per project

Sectors

Manufacturing & Materials

Opens:

15th Jan 2019

Closes:

8th Mar 2019

Get the Ship in Shape

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

DASA is seeking proposals that accurately account for, and track, personnel on board the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (QNLZ).

Programme

DASA

Award

Share of up to £250,000

Sectors

Defence

Opens:

25th Jan 2019

Closes:

8th Mar 2019

UK Israel open collaborative competition 2018

This scheme is closing soon

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

Organisations can apply for a share of £1,250,000, including VAT, to develop a solution to improve the medication pathway for people entering custody.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £1.25 million

Sectors

Health & Life Science

Opens:

4th Feb 2019

Closes:

20th Mar 2019

Key features

Organisations can apply for a share of £150,000, including VAT, to develop an integrated remote monitoring and screening solution for the care of people in custody.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £150,000

Sectors

Defence

Opens:

28th Jan 2019

Closes:

27th Mar 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of a scientific idea to solve a healthcare challenge.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £3 million

Sectors

Health & Life Science

Opens:

21st Jan 2019

Closes:

3rd Apr 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of a scientific idea to solve a healthcare challenge.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £7 million

Sectors

Health & Life Science

Opens:

21st Jan 2019

Closes:

3rd Apr 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop new digital health solutions. Projects can use the services of the NICE DataLab to help with real world data.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £5 million

Sectors

Health & Life Science

Opens:

11th Feb 2019

Closes:

10th Apr 2019

Key features

A share of up to £2 million is available to run proof of concept projects aimed at how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology or management practices.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £2 million

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

28th Jan 2019

Closes:

17th Apr 2019

Key features

A share of up to £2 million is available for trials to build evidence on how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology or management practices.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £2 million

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

28th Jan 2019

Closes:

17th Apr 2019

Key features

A share of up to £2 million is available for trials to build evidence on how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology or management practices.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £2 million

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

28th Jan 2019

Closes:

17th Apr 2019

Key features

Share of up to £4 million available to support the development and demonstration of innovative flexibility exchanges.

Programme

BEIS

Award

Share of up to £4 million

Sectors

Energy

Opens:

30th Jan 2019

Closes:

18th Apr 2019

Key features

Businesses can apply for a share of £5.5 million, including VAT, to develop demonstrators to enhance resilience, freight operations and the environment, encouraging innovation in the rail industry.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £5.5 million

Sectors

Rail

Opens:

25th Feb 2019

Closes:

24th Apr 2019

Key features

Share of up to £20 million to support the demonstration of large-scale energy storage using innovative technologies.

Programme

BEIS

Award

Share of up to £20 million

Sectors

Energy

Opens:

30th Jan 2019

Closes:

26th Apr 2019

Key features

The Carbon Trust is managing the £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA), designed to strengthen the global competitiveness of British industry. The IEEA aims to lower costs and increase the number of available energy efficient technologies for a range of industrial sectors.

Programme

BEIS

Award

Share of £9.2 million

Sectors

Energy

Opens:

1st Feb 2019

Closes:

30th Apr 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million for collaborative R&D projects addressing major cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £5 million

Sectors

AI & Robotics

Opens:

18th Feb 2019

Closes:

1st May 2019

Key features

Highways England is funding 2 parallel competitions for solutions and ideas for the design and use of UK roads. This 1 phase competition has up to £12 million available for proven feasibility projects at development stage (higher TRL).

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £12 million

Sectors

Automotive, Construction

Opens:

11th Feb 2019

Closes:

1st May 2019

Key features

Highways England is funding 2 parallel competitions for solutions and ideas for the design and use of UK roads. This Phase 1 competition has up to £2 million available for unproven feasibility projects (low TRL) and a further £6 million available for Phase 2 to progress to prototype development and evaluation.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Up to £2 million

Sectors

Automotive, Construction

Opens:

11th Feb 2019

Closes:

1st May 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop reliable extreme environment grade electronics, sensors and photonics for robotics and AI systems. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £2 million

Sectors

AI & Robotics

Opens:

11th Mar 2019

Closes:

8th May 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop innovative technologies targeting global markets with Canadian partners.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £5 million

Sectors

AI & Robotics, Manufacturing & Materials

Opens:

11th Feb 2019

Closes:

9th May 2019

Key features

Shift2Rail is a strand of Horizon 2020 funding for innovation to deliver a bright future for the rail sector.

Programme

Horizon 2020

Award

See details below

Sectors

Rail

Opens:

15th Jan 2019

Closes:

18th Jun 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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