Key features

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 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 £25 million

Sectors

General/Open

Opens:

25th Apr 2019

Closes:

24th Jul 2019

BEIS: Storage at Scale

This scheme is closing soon

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

Open Call for Innovation – Cycle 1

This scheme is closing soon

Key features

Cycle 1 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:

6th Mar 2019

Closes:

2nd 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

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million, including VAT, to develop a solution to improve the management of housing stock, which leads to improved health outcomes.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £1.25 million

Sectors

Health & Life Science

Opens:

1st Apr 2019

Closes:

15th May 2019

Key features

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £1 million for 5G collaborative R&D projects in the EUREKA CELTIC programme.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £1 million

Sectors

AI & Robotics, General/Open

Opens:

1st Apr 2019

Closes:

29th May 2019

Key features

Organisations call apply for a share of £800,000 in Phase 1 of the DASA Countering Drone's challenge to develop the technology needed to counter Unmanned Air Systems (C-UAS).

Programme

DASA

Award

Share of £800,000

Sectors

AI & Robotics, Defence

Opens:

9th Apr 2019

Closes:

29th May 2019

Key features

The UK and South Korea announce a joint funding competition for R&D projects under the EUREKA programme. UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £1 million

Sectors

General/Open, Manufacturing & Materials

Opens:

18th Mar 2019

Closes:

5th Jun 2019

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:

1st Apr 2019

Closes:

5th Jun 2019

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:

24th Apr 2019

Closes:

5th Jun 2019

Key features

Organisations can apply for a share of £1 million in Stage 1 of this DASA funding competition, to develop an autonomously operating unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) system.

Programme

DASA

Award

Share of up to £1 million

Sectors

AI & Robotics, Automotive, Defence

Opens:

17th Apr 2019

Closes:

11th Jun 2019

Key features

Apply for UK grant funding from the NIHR i4i Challenge Awards, for the assessment of medtech innovations in healthcare settings.

Programme

NIHR

Award

No upper funding limit

Sectors

Health & Life Science

Opens:

17th Apr 2019

Closes:

12th Jun 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

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:

23rd Apr 2019

Closes:

3rd Jul 2019

Key features

Organisations can apply for a share of £650,000 to deliver innovative data-driven solutions to key operational performance challenges in the rail industry.

Programme

RSSB

Award

Share of £650,000

Sectors

Rail

Opens:

4th Apr 2019

Closes:

5th Jul 2019

Key features

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop photonic technologies in partnership with organisations from EUREKA countries.

Programme

Innovate UK

Award

Share of up to £2 million

Sectors

Manufacturing & Materials

Opens:

25th Mar 2019

Closes:

25th Jul 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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