Time-limited funding opportunities

  • £10M - Spearheading future electric vehicle battery production

    £10M - Spearheading future electric vehicle battery production

    Innovate UK and the Office for low emission Vehicles (OleV) are to invest in a single consortium to develop a pilot line to understand how to produce high-voltage electric vehicle batteries at a rate that can later be scaled up for commercial production.  Opens 20/04/15 closes 27/05/15

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  • £40M Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst Competition Round 4

    £40M Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst Competition Round 4

    The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £40m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. Opens 21/05/15 closes 02/12/15

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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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  • £10M HITEA 3 Competition

    £10M HITEA 3 Competition

    Innovate UK is to invest in collaborative research and development and feasibility studies to accelerate the commercialisation of highly innovative technologies for civil aerospace.  Opens 29/06/15 closes16/09/15 (12/11/15 for feasibility studies).

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  • €20.6M - First Call for Proposals for SESAR 2020 Exploratory Research Projects

    €20.6M - First Call for Proposals for SESAR 2020 Exploratory Research Projects

    Launched by the SESAR Joint Undertaking, this first SESAR 2020 Call for Proposals to co-finance research projects on 11 research topics within two areas, namely ATM Excellent Science & Outreach and ATM Applications-Oriented Research. Closes 25/06/15

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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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  • £4M - The Long Term Care revolution National Challenge

    £4M - The Long Term Care revolution National Challenge

    The aim of this competition to stimulate the development of innovative new products, services and systems that disrupt the current long-term care model, have a clear and viable route to market as well as the potential to be commercialised at scale.  Open 07/04/15 closes 26/08/15

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  • £1M Niche Vehicle Competition

    £1M Niche Vehicle Competition

    The 2015-16 competition, supported by Innovate UK and OLEV, is providing grant funding to support the development and demonstration of innovative niche vehicle technologies, primarily applicable to non-human powered, road-going niche vehicles covering Improved Fuel Efficiency & Carbon Reduction and Weight Reduction & Recyclability. Closes 30/06/15

     

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  • £3M Funding for Technology Innovation

    £3M Funding for Technology Innovation

    Innovate UK is to invest up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four technology areas – Advanced Materials.  Opens 18/05/15 closes 02/09/15

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  • £3M Funding for Technology Innovation

    £3M Funding for Technology Innovation

    Innovate UK is to invest up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four technology areas – Electronics-Sensors and Photonics.  Opens 18/05/15 closes 02/09/15

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  • £3M Funding for Technology Innovation

    £3M Funding for Technology Innovation

    Innovate UK is to invest up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four technology areas – Biosciences.  Opens 18/05/15 closes 02/09/15

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  • £3M Funding for Technology Innovation

    £3M Funding for Technology Innovation

    Innovate UK is to invest up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four technology areas – Information and communication technology.  Opens 18/05/15 closes 02/09/15

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  • Arup Global Research Challenge 2015

    Arup Global Research Challenge 2015

    Arup - the design, planning, and engineering company - has launched its Global Research Challenge 2015, offering up to £50,000 to support up to eight projects with potential to help better understand how to plan for problems likely to be faced by cities. One of four themes is improving understanding of infrastructure and service design required for connected low carbon mobility for future cities. Arup is seeking proposals investigating multi-modal travel and modal shift, with the objective of less congested transport networks, increased efficiency and enhanced user experience with lower environmental impact.

    Expressions of interest by 12 June. Application deadline 17 July.

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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

Thu 21 May 2015

Arup Global Research Challenge 2015

May 21 / 00:00 until Jun 12 / 23:59

Arup - the design, planning, and engineering company - has launched its Global Research Challenge...

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Thu 28 May 2015

£40M Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst Competition Round 4 Webinar

13:00 until 15:00

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Innovate UK and the...

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