UKRI - Innovate UK competitions: registrations now open


30-09-2019

A wide range of competitions run by Innovate UK , part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) , are now open for registrations/ funding applications.

Click on the headings below to find out more and apply:

SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 5

UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of £1.5 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products.

Transforming UK construction round 2: MMC, digital and whole-life performance

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million for collaborative R&D projects that improve productivity, quality and performance in UK construction.

APC 14: developing the UK's low carbon automotive capability

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.

ISCF Healthy Ageing Investment Accelerator: round 1

Investors can apply to distribute grant funding from Innovate UK with private equity investment into UK businesses to deliver innovation in the healthy ageing market. Grant funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Grand Challenge 2019: phase 1

Businesses in the UK can apply for a share of up to £1 million and Malaysian businesses a share of RM 5.5 million to collaborate on innovative solutions to large societal challenges.

Key technology components for local energy systems

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million to develop technology components that help improve the efficiency of local energy systems.

Commercialising quantum technology: feasibility and industrial research projects round 1

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million for quantum technology innovation projects funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Commercialising quantum technology: large collaborative projects round 1

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £27 million to collaborate on developing quantum products and services. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Innovate UK Smart Grants: July 2019

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy.

Innovation loans: September 2019 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Transforming Construction Network Plus (N+) | Round 2

Opportunity to apply for a share of £600,000 for research projects that aim to address some of the biggest problems currently facing the construction industry.

GCRF demonstrate impact in meeting the sustainable development goals: phase 1

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £9.3 million from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to demonstrate market-creating innovations in lower income countries and emerging economies.

ISCF Future food production systems

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to transform food production systems, improve productivity and sustainability, and help the industry move towards net zero emissions by 2040.

 

SBRI funding competitions

SBRI supports a range of competitions with public sector organisations and departments. Find out more about SBRI: the Small Business Research Initiative here.

Latest SBRI competitions:

SBRI: innovation in automated tunnel examination

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million, plus VAT, for projects that develop and demonstrate innovation to automate the examination of tunnels.

SBRI: innovation in rail security surveillance analytics, phase 1

Businesses in the UK can apply for a share of up to £968,000, plus VAT, for innovations that demonstrate security surveillance analytics in Network Rail stations.

 

Horizon 2020

There are also opportunities for funding through the Horizon 2020 programme which focuses on European projects in research and innovation.

You can find all of current open & upcoming funding opportunities here.