Time-limited funding opportunities

  • £60M APC4: Driving UK capability and Economic Impact through Low Carbon Propulsion Technologies

    £60M APC4: Driving UK capability and Economic Impact through Low Carbon Propulsion Technologies

    The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Innovate UK is to invest up to £60m in collaborative research and development funding to support the development of low carbon, low emission automotive propulsion technologies. 

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  • £25,000 Department for Transport T-TRIG Competition

    £25,000 Department for Transport T-TRIG Competition

    The DfT is to run two Transport Technology Innovation Grants (T-TRIG) funding competitions, the first to open this month.  Open 29/06/16 closes 20/07/15

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  • £1M - Fuels and Lubricants: Reducing cost of Ownership

    £1M - Fuels and Lubricants: Reducing cost of Ownership

    This MOD call seeks proposals for novel ideas to reduce the cost of ownership of military assets through innovative approaches to fuel and lubrication use. The challenge is to reduce energy usage and to improve mechanical operation and maintenance.  Opens 08/06/15 closes 29/07/15.

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  • £4M Reducing Energy Demand in the Transport Sector

    £4M Reducing Energy Demand in the Transport Sector

    EPSRC, as part of its contribution to the Research Councils UK Energy Programme, is looking to support interdisciplinary collaborative research in order to reduce energy demand in the transport sector.  Open 10/06/15 closes 19/08/15.

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  • €300K – The Copernicus Masters Competition

    €300K – The Copernicus Masters Competition

    The Satellite Applications Catapult supported by InnovateUK and the UK Space Agency is looking for commercial applications that exploit Earth observation data for "Smart Cities and Intelligent Transport". The Copernicus Masters is a business ideas competition looking for innovative applications using Earth observation data.  Closes 13/07/15.

     

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  • €20K - European Satellite Navigation Competition

    €20K - European Satellite Navigation Competition

    If you have a location-based business idea that uses satellite positioning, navigation or timing technology, there is still time to enter this competition  that offers investment and business support to launch your idea. Closes 30/06/15

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  • £1M Enhanced Individual Protective Equipment

    £1M Enhanced Individual Protective Equipment

    This MOD call seeks innovative technologies, materials, designs or concepts to optimise Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) deployed  in harsh, hostile and toxic environments.  Open 01/06/15 closes 29/07/15

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  • £2.4M - Novel Wave Energy Convertor Competition

    £2.4M - Novel Wave Energy Convertor Competition

    This Call is for novel wave energy converter devices, specifically focussed on the prime mover and structure.  Wave Energy Scotland's SBRI competition is for novel wave energy converter devices, specifically focused on the prime mover and structure.   Opens 10/06/15 closes 13/08/15

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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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  • Useful Guide for People who are Seeking Innovate UK Funding

    Useful Guide for People who are Seeking Innovate UK Funding

    This short guide aims to make clear what an assessor for Innovate UK competitions.

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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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