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. Current and upcoming opportunities include:

  • Key technology components for local energy systems: for feasibility and industrial research projects to develop technology components that help improve the efficiency of local energy systems
  • Eureka Eurostars: for SMEs that wish to develop international collaborative research and innovation projects to develop a new product, process or service

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

Innovate UK Smart Grants: investments of up to £2m in innovative business-focused projects that lead to new products, processes or services (formerly the Open Programme)

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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