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

Smart Local Energy Systems: Demonstrators

This competition aims to invest in up to 3 world-leading practical smart energy systems demonstrators. These will include new business models that intelligently link supply, storage and demand patterns across power, heating and transport.

Opens: 8 May 2018
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 25 July 2018
Programme: Develop processes and skills in the UK for designing, financing, building and operating smart local energy systems, joining up supply chains where appropriate

Smart local energy systems: concepts and designs

Designs must combine new and existing energy technologies

Opens: Open now
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 12pm (noon) 25 July 2018
Programme: Your concept and design study must describe ways to improve future energy services (heat, power and mobility) in one UK location that is at least the size of a medium-sized town or equivalent.

Precision medicine technologies: shaping the future

We define precision medicine technology as innovations that enable early and accurate diagnosis which will help with patient management or therapy selection. This includes combining knowledge of clinical biomarkers with advances in diagnostic technologies and data analysis. Precision medicine is also commonly referred to as stratified medicine or personalised medicine.

Opens: Open now
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 12pm (noon) 11 July 2018
Programme: The aim of this competition is to support the commercial development of precision medicine (PM) technologies.

Audience of the future: demonstrators

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £16 million in 4 large scale creative industries demonstrator projects through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). This is part of the Audience of the Future (AotF) programme.

Opens: 21 May 2018
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 12pm (noon) 1 August 2018
Programme: Your project must demonstrate it can significantly advance the current state of the art in its chosen field.

Open programme funding competition round 1

This competition is open to the best cutting-edge or disruptive ideas or concepts with a view to commercialisation.

Opens: 10 May 2018
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 12pm (noon) 11 July 2018
Programme: These can come from any area of technology, science or engineering, including arts, design, media or creative industries, and be applied to any part of the economy.

Transforming accountancy, insurance and legal services with AI and data (large consortia strand)

The aim of this competition is to support the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and data technologies. Projects should aim to transform the three target sectors: accountancy, insurance, legal services

Opens: 18 June 2018
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 15 August 2018
Programme: The aim of this competition is to speed up the responsible adoption of AI and data technologies and solutions to transform the accountancy, insurance and legal services sectors.

Meridian 2: Connected vehicles data exchange

The aim is to create the world’s most effective CAV testing ecosystem. This should be located in the defined geographical area, between the West Midlands and the South East as detailed in the competition scope.

Opens: 4 June 2018
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 29 August 2018
Programme: CCAV expects to support one project. Preference is given to projects that prove they can deliver operational facilities that complement or build on existing facilities within the UK CAV eco system

Plastics innovation: Towards zero waste

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £4m in innovation projects to reduce the harm that plastics do to our environment and increase productivity and growth of the UK economy.

Opens: 18 June 2018
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 8 August 2018
Programme: The aim of this competition is to support innovative activities that result in less persistent plastic waste in our environment.

Meridian 3: Autonomous highway, rural and parking test facilities

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) will invest up to £25m in partnership with Meridian Mobility and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. This is to develop CAV testing infrastructure for autonomous parking and autonomous driving on rural roads and highways.

Opens: Open now
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 29 August 2018
Programme: The aim is to create the world’s most effective CAV testing ecosystem.

SBRI: Smart waste tracking data collection, storage and reporting services

Defra’s challenge is to use digital technology to record and track individual movements of waste through the economy.

Opens: Open now
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 18 July 2018
Programme: We aim to know more about the types and amounts of waste generated, what is done to it, and where it ends up.

Transforming accountancy, insurance and legal services with AI and data (small projects strand)

The aim of this competition is to support the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and data technologies.

Opens: 18 June 2018
Closes: No deadline
Registration closes: 15 August 2018
Programme: The aim of this competition is to speed up the responsible adoption of AI and data technologies and solutions to transform the accountancy, insurance and legal services sectors.