Energy efficiency fund

A new £7m fund to help small UK businesses replace old, energy-intensive equipment in order to boost efficiency and productivity.

Opens: Open now
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: No deadline - First come first served basis
Programme: Expected to support 1000 to 2000 smaller businesses across Great Britain, is hoped to enable participating businesses to invest £55m in energy saving projects.

Horizon 2020 - Dedicated SME Instrument

Horizon 2020 funds high-potential innovation through a dedicated SME instrument.

Opens: Open now
Closes: no deadline
Registration closes: Year 2020
Programme: The SME instrument consists of three separate phases and a coaching and mentoring service for beneficiaries.

Eurostars

If you are a small company in need of public funding for your innovative idea, participation in a Eurostars project can bring you a passport to growth, further innovation, an opening to new global markets and even greater business success.

Opens: Now Open
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 15th September 2016 at 20:00 Brussels Time
Programme: A joint programme supporting R&D performing SMEs. It is co-funded from the national budgets of 34 Eurostars countries and by the European Union through Horizon 2020

Innovate UK Open Call

The aim of this competition is to stimulate and broaden innovation in any commercial area. Innovate UK will fund a range of projects that focus on technical or commercial challenges preventing the development and market uptake of innovative products, processes and services.

Opens: 1 March 2018
Closes: 12pm (noon) 2nd May 2018
Registration closes: 12pm (noon) 9th May 2018
Programme: Projects can range from £25k to £1m budget; 6–36 month duration. Innovate UK will provide 25% to 70% project funding, dependent upon stage of research and enterprise size.

Biomedical Catalyst 2018 Round 1: Early Stage Award

The aim of the Biomedical Catalyst is to support the development of innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes.

Opens: Open now
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 12pm (noon) 6th June 2018
Programme: The total project costs to range in size from £250,000 to £4m. Projects should last between 12 and 36 months.

Biomedical Catalyst 2018 Round 1: Feasibility Award

The aim of the Biomedical Catalyst is to support the development of innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes.

Opens: Open now
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 12pm (noon) 6th June 2018
Programme: Your project’s total costs should not exceed £200,000. Projects should last between 3 and 12 months.

Innovation Loans: April 2018 Open Competition

The Innovation Loans scheme aims to provide finance that is affordable, patient and flexible for later-stage innovation projects that have a clear route to commercial success.

Opens: 9 April 2018
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 12pm (noon) 6 June 2018
Programme: Projects should aim to develop new products, processes or services (or innovative use of existing ones) believed to be significantly ahead of anything similar in the field.