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Growing Kent and Medway: Prototyping and Demonstrator Fund

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Growing Kent and Medway: Prototyping and Demonstrator Fund

Opening & Closing Dates:

  • Opens: Monday 20 November 2023
  • Closes: Wednesday 24 January 2024 at 11:00 am​​.

Description: Innovate UK is collaborating with the Growing Kent and Medway consortium to invest up to £750,000 in projects that develop and demonstrate new technologies within the horticultural food and drink supply chain, aiming to spur economic growth through innovation​​.

Funding Type: Grant

Project Size:

  • Grant funding requests must be between £50,000 and £150,000​​.

Project Requirements:

  • Projects should significantly impact the Kent and Medway economy, start by 1 May 2024, and conclude by 30 September 2025. They should also mainly operate within the Kent and Medway area and plan to exploit the project's results in this locale​​.

Portfolio Approach:

  • The initiative seeks to support a variety of projects across different technologies, geographic sub-regions, and technological maturities with a focus on themes like net-zero carbon targets, waste minimisation, and productivity increases​​.

Research Categories:

  • Funding is available for industrial research and experimental development projects​​.


  • Projects that are early-stage, do not demonstrate a positive local economic impact, or that focus on minimal innovation are not eligible for funding​​.

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