Fund title: Innovate UK: research & development grants

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Funding from UK government to test ideas and develop innovative products and services.

Application deadline:

various deadlines - check the details for each programme

Fund description:

Innovate UK regularly publishes opportunities for businesses and other organisations to apply for grants for research and development. There is currently funding available for the following project activities:

  • Tackling non-exhaust and non-road-vehicle air pollution
  • Developing a mobile app to help people with disabilities to use public transport
  • Planning rail capacity through automated infrastructure design
  • Demonstrating how proven technologies can be used in a new way to (1) improve customer experience in stations or (2) decarbonise the railways

There are also opportunities for businesses to apply for grants through Innovate UK rolling programmes:

Open Programme – for businesses with an innovative idea

Knowledge Transfer Partnership – to bring in knowledge and skills from academic partners in order to develop viable products and services

Businesses can view the full list of funding opportunities and sign up for email alerts from Innovate UK.

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