Emerging and Enabling Technologies Round 3

The aim of this competition is to inspire the products, processes and services of tomorrow, particularly those with the potential to unlock billions of pounds of value to industry and disrupt existing markets...

Opens: Open now
Closes: no deadline
Registration closes: 12 noon 8 November 2017
Programme: UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop innovative solutions to challenges in emerging and enabling technologies.

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.


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

Invention for Innovation (i4i): Product Development Awards

The Product Development Awards support research and development of medical devices, active implantable devices and in vitro diagnostic devices in any area of existing or emerging clinical need.

Opens: Opens September
Closes: Stage 1 deadline 13 December 12.00pm (noon)
Registration closes: Stage 1 deadline 13 December 12.00pm (noon)
Programme: See below. NIHR funded.

Precision Medicine

Innovate UK is to invest up to £6 million in projects to support the development of precision medicine technologies.

Opens: Open now
Closes: no deadline
Registration closes: 25 October 2017
Programme: See below

Accelerating Innovation in Rail

InnovateUK are seeking applications for projects to develop innovations that minimize disruption to train services and develop initiatives for intelligent trains.

Opens: Open now
Closes: no deadline
Registration closes: 15 November 2017
Programme: Innovate UK will fund projects between £150,000 to £1.5million and that last up to 24months.