If you're able to come up with clever ideas to solve some of the challenges faced by the public sector, then you might qualify for 100% funding to cover the costs of developing those ideas. The Technology Strategy Board is currently running an unusually large number of competitions under the Small Business Research Initiative.
On 23rd April, the Technology Strategy Board will make available £1.8 million for feasibility projects that address convergence in digital media and content. Projects can be 75% funded, with a maximum grant per project of £56,250.
The Wellcome Trust and Department of Health have opened a new call for proposals under the Health Innovation Challenge Fund, which is open to a wide range of organisations, including small companies and start-ups. Unlike previous rounds, this call covers five separate areas of special interest.
The Technology Strategy Board has announced another round of grant funding for feasibility projects in a wide range of technology areas, to add to the considerable range of grant funding options for small and micro-sized companies that it already offers.