Funding Articles

Zero Waste Scotland Circular Economy Investment Fund

Zero Waste Scotland is investing European Regional Development Funds to help small and...

European Funding for Bio-based Industries - 3rd March 2016, Manchester

On the 3 rd March 2016, the KTN hosted a workshop at the Chancellor’s Hotel in Manchester...

Should We Solar Panel The Sahara?

An episode of the BBC Radio proramme 'The Inquiry' discusses harvesting solar energy from...

Funding Call: Systems Change - Towards a Circular Economy

EPSRC is inviting Expressions of Interest to bid into the call for research proposals in...

£775,000 for Electrical Item Recycling

BIS has made this funding available by combining the remaining funds from Phase 3 of the...

Global Change Award

The Global Change Award is an innovation challenge by the H&M Conscious foundation. It...

Up to £2m funding for upcoming SBRI competition - CRACK IT 2015

  The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and...

Updated: International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity September 2015

Update 7 August 2015: Please note this call will now accept joint proposals to NERC-FAPESP...

SHEAR (Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience) Research Consortia Grants 2015

Closing Date (Outline Proposals): 16:00 UK local time (GMT + 1), Tuesday 1 st ...

Innovate UK Circular Economy: Business Models Competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £800k in feasibility studies into the business case for...

An opportunity to apply for paid innovation internships

NERC invites existing researchers to apply for internships of up to six months, based in...

£10m Defence Growth Partnership Innovation Challenge - KTN guide published

Background The £10 million Ministry of Defence (MOD)-funded ‘DGP Innovation Challenge’...

Apply Now: Green Alley Award 2015

The green economy start-up award from Green Alley and Seedmatch is now international, with new...

Green Infrastructure Innovation Projects Call

NERC is inviting proposals that address the issues and opportunities around green...

The Innovation Projects Open Call

The Innovation Projects Open Call will fund projects that increase and accelerate the uptake...

Follow-on Fund funding call

The Follow-on Fund is a 'proof of concept' fund to support the commercialisation of ideas...

2015 Industrial CASE Studentship Competition

The Industrial CASE Studentship Competition promotes collaboration between the research...

Internet of Things cities demonstrator

The opening of this competition has been delayed while Innovate UK clarify some...

   

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Funding opportunities for circular economy projects

The latest relevant thematic funding opportunities will be posted on the right hand side of this page.  Non-thematic funding (see below) may also be an option for your project.  KTN staff are happy to talk through the relevant funding opportunities for your business.  Any questions, just get in touch.

Bottom-up funding opportunities

  • Innovation Vouchers - A grant of up to £5000 is available to businesses to work with a supplier for the first time and is used to pay for knowledge or technology transfer from that supplier.
  • SMART awards - Funding to assess the commercial viability of innovation projects in high growth potential SMEs.  There are three types of grant: Proof of concept, proof of market or development of prototype
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - Grants to allow businesses to work in partnership with universities.