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Fund title: Innovate UK: Research & Development grants

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants for research and development. Latest opportunities include Young Innovators’ Awards for 18 to 30 year olds with innovative business ideas and Designing Sustainable Plastic Solutions to find ways of reducing the amount of persistent plastic waste entering the environment

Application deadline:

Refer to Innovate UK Funding Service

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:

Young Innovators Awards 2020/21: financial support (£5,000 grant and living allowance), a tailored package of expert advice and access to innovation tools and connections for 18 to 30 year olds with innovative business ideas
Designing Sustainable Plastic Solutions: to help businesses to create designs for innovative goods, services or business models that will result in less persistent plastic waste entering the environment
Catalysing Green Innovation – Strand 1: business-led innovation projects that develop the UK supply chain in power electronics, machines and drives
Catalysing Green Innovation – Strand 2: innovative feasibility studies and R&D projects to develop on-vehicle and charging technologies that will secure the future of the zero-emission vehicles industry in the UK.

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

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