Always Open Funding Programmes

  • Hints on successful applications for Innovate UK collaborative R&D competitions

    Hints on successful applications for Innovate UK collaborative R&D competitions

    What to do and not do on your application for funding through Innovate UK'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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Competitions currently open

Mon 13 Jul 2015

Internet of Things cities demonstrator - up to £10 million of funding

Jul 13 / 00:00 until Sep 30 / 12:00

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is to invest up to £10 million in a single...

From Intelligent Mobility

Mon 10 Aug 2015

Enhancing the end-to-end journey

Aug 10 / 00:00 until Nov 18 / 12:00

Investment by Innovate UK of up to £10 million in collaborative R&D projects to catalyse...

From Intelligent Mobility

Tue 25 Aug 2015

Developing advanced lightweight vehicles

Aug 25 / 00:00 until Oct 14 / 12:00

Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) are to invest up to £20m in...

From Energy Efficiency

Mon 07 Sep 2015

IDP 12: Seeding tomorrow’s vehicle technologies today

Sep 07 / 00:00 until Oct 21 / 12:00

Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) are to invest up to £20 million in...

From Energy Efficiency

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Innovate UK is the UK's national innovation agency. Search their competitions pages for funding opportunities across many different industrial and research sectors.

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Find the European Union funding opportunities and search for new or closed calls, grouped by the following programmes:

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