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

Faraday Battery Challenge

R&D projects focused on de-risking scale-up of battery technology for electric vehicles. Projects must emphasise: making it easier to scale up, building supply chains in the UK All stages of R&D from feasibility study to experimental development encouraged

Opens: 17 September 2018
Closes: No Deadline
Registration closes: 12 December 2018
Programme: All projects must be a collaboration between at least two partners. Either a business or research and technology organisation (RTO) can lead the project.

IDP 15: the road to zero emission vehicles

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) will work with Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £4 million to support one high value, exceptional large research and development (R&D) project. This is to enable industry-led research into on-vehicle technologies that accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles in the UK and globally.

Opens: 17 September 2018
Closes: No Deadline
Registration closes: 6 December 2018
Programme: All projects must be a collaboration between at least two partners, led by a business

UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme: Fast-track collaborative

The aim of this funding is to support and speed up industry investment focused on supply chain companies. The Aerospace Technology Institute are looking for high risk, high impact projects that demonstrate forward-looking, revolutionary and disruptive solutions to UK aerospace challenges.

Opens: 24 September 2018
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 5 December 2018
Programme: All projects must be a collaboration between at least two partners, led by a business

Agri-tech Catalyst round 7: Agriculture and Food Systems Innovation

The Agri-tech Catalyst will take innovative ideas from any sector or discipline. Ideas must show the potential to deliver impact for poor people through the uptake of agricultural and food systems technology and innovation in areas such as primary crop and livestock production, non-food uses of crops, challenges in food processing, distribution, storage

Opens: 28th August 2018
Closes: 21st November 2018
Registration closes: 28th November 2018
Programme: A collaborative programme. All projects must include a UK-based administrative lead, and a partner from an eligible African country.

Innovation Loans: Open Competition

UK based SMEs are invited to apply for loans of up to £1million to deliver highly innovative late stage projects. Projects may come from any technology and any part of the economy.

Opens: 17 September 2018
Closes: 14 November 2018
Registration closes: 21 November 2018
Programme: Up to £10 million is being made available by Innovate UK

SBRI: intelligent data to transform local council service delivery

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition with funding provided by the GovTech Catalyst.

Opens: 24 September 2018
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 31 October 2018
Programme: All projects must be a collaboration between at least two partners, led by a business

Production innovation for immersive content

The competition will fund innovative projects in the creative industries which: enable immersive content to be created faster, more efficiently or in new ways, and improve significantly on the current ‘state of the art’ in the field Proposals must develop tools, products or services for creating immersive content and include at least one participant who is a content creator

Opens: 1 October 2018
Closes: No Deadline
Registration closes: 28 November 2018
Programme: This competition is part of the ‘Audience of the Future’ Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Open grant funding competition: round 3

Funding is available to help businesses deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy. Proposals must be business focused, and can include: feasibility studies, which may include market research, industrial research, experimental development, if appropriate for the challenge identified and proposed solution

Opens: 24 September 2018
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 14 November 2019
Programme: This competition provides innovation R&D funding; Innovate UK are looking to fund a portfolio of projects, across a variety of technologies, markets and technological maturities.