Innovate UK, the UK’s national innovation agency, supports business-led innovation in all sectors, technologies and UK regions. It helps businesses grow through the development and commercialisation of new products, processes and services. They have announced a list of their current funding opportunities targeting UK registered businesses, Small and Medium enterprises, research communities and local authorities. Please check individual competition dates as they may have been extended.
Future Economy Investor Partnerships for SME’s: round 1
UK registered businesses can apply for funding of up to £2 million alongside private investment from selected investor partners.
Innovate UK smart grants: 2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable research and development (R&D) innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.
Automotive Transformation Fund: scale up readiness validation
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £11 million, to validate readiness for scale up of manufacturing processes in the automotive supply chain of net zero technologies.
V2X Innovation Programme: bi-directional charging demonstrations
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £9.4 million, for small scale demonstrations of novel vehicle to everything (V2X) energy technology providing storage and flexible services.
Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2023 to 2024: round 2
UK registered academic institutions, research and technology organisations or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £9 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits.
Cyber security academic startup accelerator programme: phase one
Individuals based in a UK academic institution can apply for a share of up to £800,000 to join the cyber security academic startup accelerator programme.
Digital Dairy Chain: collaborative R&D and growth
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for business focused collaborative research and development innovation in advanced and high value dairy production and manufacturing.
Resource efficiency for materials and manufacturing
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £12 million for ambitious collaborative research and development projects to support UK materials and manufacturing organisations
NATEP helping SMEs innovate in aerospace: spring 2023
UK registered small and medium-sized enterprises can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million for industrial-led civil aerospace collaborative research and development projects.
UK-Switzerland bilateral: collaborative research and development
UK registered organisations, in collaboration with at least one Swiss registered business, can apply for a share of up to £2 million for research projects resulting in innovative solutions.
ZEVI: alternative fuel vessels and refuelling infrastructure
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £77 million. The funding will be to develop, deploy and operate clean maritime solutions for 3 years in a real world environment.
Energy catalyst round 10: early-stage
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million in total across the 3 stages. Organisations can create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.
Hydrogen storage and distribution supply chain collaborative R&D
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £4.35 million for collaborative research and development (R&D) projects related to hydrogen storage and distribution supply chain.
Farming Innovation Programme large R&D partnerships: round 2
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million for large research and development (R&D) partnership projects.
Future Leaders Fellowships: round 8
Early career researchers and innovators based at eligible academic or non-academic institutions, can apply for a share of up to £100 million for funding to support research or innovation programmes.
Novel, low-emission food production systems: industrial research
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £16 million to deliver resource efficient, low-emission food production systems.
Please visit Innovate UK New Funding Opportunities to know more and for further details. Also visit the Innovate UK website to explore the different forms of support, resources and funding available for business innovation.