Time-limited funding opportunities

  • £4M Combined Positioning Alternative Signalling Competition

    £4M Combined Positioning Alternative Signalling Competition

    FutureRailway have recently launched 100% funded £4m COMbined Positioning Alternative Signalling System (COMPASS) Phase 2 competition. Open to anyone from any sector, COMPASS Phase 2 is a competitive programme jointly funded by Network Rail and RSSB under the FutureRailway programme.  Closes 27/03/15

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  • £9M Integrated Transport Solutions for Local Authorities Competition

    £9M Integrated Transport Solutions for Local Authorities Competition

    Innovate UK is to invest up to £9 million in collaborative research and development to stimulate innovation in integrated transport solutions for local authorities. The aim of this competition is to meet user needs by connecting people and/or goods to transport products and services. New or improved systems will be tested in environment laboratories.  Closes 18/03/15

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  • £70M Agri-Tech Catalyst Competition

    £70M Agri-Tech Catalyst Competition

    Round 4 of the £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst funding scheme, designed to help businesses and researchers develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agricultural technology (‘agri-tech') sector is now open.  Closes 24/06/16

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  • £6 Competition - Cleaner, More Efficient  Conventional Fuels

    £6 Competition - Cleaner, More Efficient Conventional Fuels

    Innovate UK in partnership with NERC is to invest in collaborative R&D and feasibility studies to stimulate innovation in the extraction and use of conventional fossil fuels.  Opens 02/03/15 closes 15/04/15

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  • £7.5M Managing Energy on Marine Vessels Competition

    £7.5M Managing Energy on Marine Vessels Competition

    Innovate UK and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl) are to invest up to £7.5m in collaborative R&D projects to improve the ways in which energy is managed on ships and other marine and maritime vessels.  Opens 12/01/15 closes 11/03/15

     

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  • £6M Accelerating Innovation in Rail Competition – Enabling the Digital Customer

    £6M Accelerating Innovation in Rail Competition – Enabling the Digital Customer

    Innovate UK and FutureRailway/RSSB is to open for entries a third Accelerating Innovation in Rail competition offering investment to accelerate innovation in the UK rail industry - this time to address business challenges in the area of customer experience.  Opens 09/03/15 closes 22/04/15.

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  • £1M Production Line Readiness for High-value Manufacturing Competition

    £1M Production Line Readiness for High-value Manufacturing Competition

    Innovate UK is to invest up to £1 million in late-stage experimental development projects to help companies bring recent technology innovations closer to the point of manufacturing readiness.This competition builds on our previous investments in high-value manufacturing feasibility studies and collaborative R&D projects.  Opens 16/02/15 closes 25/03/15

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  • £7M - Enhancing User Experience in Retail & Using Personal Data

    £7M - Enhancing User Experience in Retail & Using Personal Data

    Innovate UK is to invest in two competitions of funding, both looking at innovative ways to improve user experience.  Opens 16/03/15 closes 29/04/15
     

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  • £0.5M MARTEC (Maritime Technologies)

    £0.5M MARTEC (Maritime Technologies)

    The 2015 MARTEC call offers ring-fenced funding of £500,000 for UK organisations to support research and innovation within maritime technologies. The latest transnational call will be open up for collaborative research projects in the maritime industry aiming to develop new knowledge, new technology and products, in order to improve European competitiveness and/or to address major societal needs. The research projects submitted for this call can be both industrial research and experimental development projects.  Closes 29/04/15

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  • £5M - Cleaner, More Efficient Conventional Fuels Competition

    £5M - Cleaner, More Efficient Conventional Fuels Competition

    Innovate UK are to invest up to £5m in collaborative R&D projects (with a proportion available for relevant feasibility studies) to improve efficiency, reduce cost and minimise the environmental impact of coal, natural gas and oil through their competition ‘Cleaner, more efficient conventional fuels'. Opens 02/03/15 closes 09/04/15  (03/06/15 for feasibility studies)

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  • £2.5M Solving urban challenges with data - Feasibility study

    £2.5M Solving urban challenges with data - Feasibility study

    Innovate UK, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are to invest in collaborative R&D projects, with a proportion available for feasibility studies for innovative, commercial solutions to increase the resilience, quality of life or economic performance of urban areas by integrating environmental, social and/or economic data with data from other sources.  Closes 18/03/15

     

     

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  • £7.5M Solving Urban Challenges with Data Competition

    £7.5M Solving Urban Challenges with Data Competition

    Innovate UK, ESRC and NERC are to invest in collaborative R&D projects (with a proportion available for relevant feasibility studies) to develop new solutions to urban challenges through their competition 'Solving Urban Challenges with Data'.  Opens 08/12/15 closes 11/03/15

     

     

     

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  • £35K - Wearable Technologies Competition

    £35K - Wearable Technologies Competition

    Innovate UK is offering six businesses to encourage innovation in wearable technology across the themes of sport and wellbeing, entertainment, hospitality, health and safety, accessibility and design.   Closes 10/03/15

     

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Resources for R&D funding applications

  • Hints on successful applications for TSB collaborative R&D competitions

    Hints on successful applications for TSB collaborative R&D competitions

    What to do and not do on your application for funding through the Technology Strategy Board's research and development competitons.

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  • Innovation Charter

    Innovation Charter

    Simple 7-point charter for you to use in your collaborations that enables all partners to agree to rules of fair play. Developed in association with the Railway Industry Association.

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  • Lambert Toolkit

    Lambert Toolkit

    The Lambert toolkit is for universities and companies that wish to undertake collaborative research projects with each other. It consists of a set of five Model Research Collaboration (one to one) Agreements and four Consortium (multi-party) Agreements and documents that should help you to use and understand those agreements.

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  • Smart Grant Scheme

    Smart Grant Scheme

    Smart is a grant scheme which offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could emerge. 

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  • SME Access to Finance Schemes

    SME Access to Finance Schemes

    Handy guide to finance available to SMEs, produced by BIS, April 2013, gives info on public finance options for SMEs.

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  • £5k Innovation Vouchers

    £5k Innovation Vouchers

    The TSB's Innovation Vouchers programme gives up to £5000 per company to help SMEs to obtain the help of an external expert to develop ideas and improve performance. These currently focus on Agrifood, Built Environment, Energy Water and Waste, Open Data Innovators and Inventors and Cyber-Security. Other vouchers schemes are aslo listed.

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  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

    Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

    Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme part funded by Government organisations led by the Technology Strategy Board, that helps businesses and organisations to improve their competitiveness.

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  • Gateway to Research (GtR)

    Gateway to Research (GtR)

    Gateway to Research helps make the findings from the latest innovative research from across the UK's seven Research Councils & the Technology Strategy Board easily accessible to users in business, higher education institutes, charities, government and members of the public.

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  • £2k Growth Vouchers

    £2k Growth Vouchers

    The vouchers can be used for strategic business advice in areas from finance and cash flow to management skills, to even making the most of digital technology.

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Competitions currently open

Tue 17 Mar 2015

Enhancing User Experience in Retail & Using Personal Data Briefing

10:30 until 16:00

Innovate UK is to invest up to £7m in two competitions of funding, both looking at innovative...

From Intelligent Mobility

Tue 10 Mar 2015

Cleaner, more Efficient Conventional Fuels – Briefing Event

16:00 until 17:00

Innovate UK in partnership with NERC is to invest up to £6m in collaborative R&D and feasibility...

From Energy Efficiency

Wed 25 Feb 2015

Production Line Readiness for High-value Manufacturing Briefing & Webinar

10:00 until 14:00

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1 million in late-stage experimental development projects to help...

From Transport

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£6M - Multi-disciplinary Low Carbon Fuels Competition

Feb 10 / 09:00 until Apr 28 / 17:00

EPSRC, as part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme, invites proposals for...

From Energy Efficiency

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£70M Agri-Tech Catalyst Competition Briefing Event

10:00 until 16:00

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) Agri-Food team are organising a free consortia-building...

From Energy Efficiency

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£4M - Combined Positioning Alternative Signalling – Briefing Event

09:00 until 17:00

FutureRailway have recently launched 100% funded £4m COMbined Positioning Alternative Signalling...

From Accelerating Innovation in Rail

Wed 18 Feb 2015

Cleaner, More Efficient Conventional Fuels Competition Briefing, Aberdeen

09:00 until 15:30

Innovate UK, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting a series of...

From Energy Efficiency

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Cleaner, More Efficient Conventional Fuels Competition Briefing, Manchester

09:00 until 16:00

Innovate UK, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting a series of...

From Energy Efficiency

Mon 02 Mar 2015

Enhancing Customer Experience in Rail Travel

09:30 until 17:00

Accelerating Innovation in Rail Competition Networking Event Innovate UK and...

From Accelerating Innovation in Rail

Wed 07 Jan 2015

Urban Living Competition Briefing & Webinar

09:00 until 17:00

Innovate UK is to invest up to £7m in collaborative R&D projects that develop products and...

From Intelligent Mobility

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