R&D Grant
Funding Calls

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Innovation in time resilience, dissemination and application - Demonstrator
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
14/3/2022
Closes:
1/6/2022
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4.7million for business led innovation in resilient time, frequency and synchronisation.
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Innovation in time resilience, dissemination and application - Feasibility
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
14/3/2022
Closes:
1/6/2022
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4.7million for business led innovation in resilient time, frequency and synchronisation.
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MyWorld Collaborative Research & Development
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
25/4/2022
Closes:
1/6/2022
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2million for collaborative R&D projects in creative technology.
Automotive & Transport
SBRI : FOAK 2022 Low emissions and a greener railway
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
20/4/2022
Closes:
8/6/2022
Organisations can apply for a share of £7,610,000, inclusive of VAT, to deliver innovations to address railway priorities across 3 themes.
Automotive & Transport
SBRI: FOAK 2022 cost efficiency and performance priorities for a reliable railway
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
20/4/2022
Closes:
8/6/2022
Organisations can apply for a share of £7,610,000, inclusive of VAT, to deliver innovations to address railway priorities across 3 themes.
Automotive & Transport
SBRI: FOAK 2022 Rail Freight
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
20/4/2022
Closes:
8/6/2022
Organisations can apply for a share of £7,610,000, inclusive of VAT, to deliver innovations to address railway priorities across 3 themes.
General & Misc
Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 3
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
12/5/2022
Closes:
8/6/2022
UK-registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.
General & Misc
Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2022 to 2023, round 2
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
11/4/2022
Closes:
15/6/2022
UK-registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £8million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits organisations.
Automotive & Transport
Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 22
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
23/5/2022
Closes:
15/6/2022
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1billion for capital centric investment projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK.
Energy
Net Zero Hydrogen Fund – Strand 1 Development Expenditure (DEVEX)
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
25/4/2022
Closes:
22/6/2022
Strand 1 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide development expenditure (DEVEX) support for front end engineering design (FEED) and post-FEED studies for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities.
Energy
SBRI: Fusion Industry Challenges - phase 1
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
9/5/2022
Closes:
22/6/2022
Organisations can apply for a share of £2million, inclusive of VAT, to develop solutions to encourage innovation in the fusion industry, through the use of novel and innovative heating and cooling systems, materials, manufacturing and technologies.
Agriculture
Farming Innovation Programme - large R&D partnership projects
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
30/3/2022
Closes:
29/6/2022
UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of £8million for large R&D partnership projects, from the industry-led R&D Partnerships Fund, a part of the Farming Innovation Programme.
Automotive & Transport
Canada-UK Net Zero Value Chains - Transportation
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
4/4/2022
Closes:
29/6/2022
UK-registered businesses and Canadian SMEs can apply to collaborate on joint R&D projects that enable the transition to net zero for the automotive, rail, or maritime sectors.
General & Misc
UK-South Korea Collaborative R&D
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
14/2/2022
Closes:
6/7/2022
UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2million for this competition. This funding is for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with South Korea.
Energy
Net Zero Hydrogen Fund – Strand 2 – Capital expenditure (CAPEX)
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
25/4/2022
Closes:
6/7/2022
Strand 2 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide capital expenditure (CAPEX) support for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities to begin deployment in the early 2020s.
Agriculture
Farming Innovation Programme – research starter pilot - EoI Round 2
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
23/5/2022
Closes:
6/7/2022
Farming, growing or forestry businesses based in England can apply for a share of up to £1million for feasibility projects. This is an expression of interest competition.
Automotive & Transport
Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 2 - Feasibility
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
25/5/2022
Closes:
13/7/2022
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £12million for innovative clean maritime technologies. This funding is from The Department for Transport.
Automotive & Transport
Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 2 – Collaborative R&D
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
25/5/2022
Closes:
13/7/2022
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £12million for innovative clean maritime projects. This funding is from The Department for Transport.
Automotive & Transport
Commercialising Connected and Automated Mobility: Deployments
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
23/5/2022
Closes:
20/7/2022
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £40million of CCAV competition funding, supporting new automated transport service projects.
Automotive & Transport
Commercialising Connected and Automated Mobility: Mass transit
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
23/5/2022
Closes:
20/7/2022
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.5million for feasibility studies into the use of connected and automated mobility as a mass transit solution.
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Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2022
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
25/4/2022
Closes:
27/7/2022
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.
Energy
Energy Catalyst Round 9 – Early Stage
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
18/5/2022
Closes:
10/8/2022
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20million to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.
Energy
Energy Catalyst Round 9 – Mid Stage
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
18/5/2022
Closes:
10/8/2022
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20million to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.
Energy
Energy Catalyst Round 9 - Late Stage
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
18/5/2022
Closes:
10/8/2022
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20million to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.
Automotive & Transport
Faraday Battery Challenge Round 5 Innovation: CR&D
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
23/5/2022
Closes:
17/8/2022
UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £25million across two strands, for innovation in propulsion battery technologies for electric vehicles.
Automotive & Transport
Faraday Battery Challenge Round 5 Innovation: Feasibility Studies
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
23/5/2022
Closes:
17/8/2022
UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £25million across two strands, for innovation in propulsion battery technologies for electric vehicles.
Health & Life Sciences
Horizon Europe: Pragmatic clinical trials to optimise treatments for patients with refractory cancers
Programme:
Horizon Europe
Opens:
24/5/2022
Closes:
7/9/2022
The goal of the Horizon mission on cancer is to improve the lives of more than 3million people by 2030, through prevention, cure and for those affected by cancer including their families, to live longer and better
Health & Life Sciences
Horizon Europe: Improving and upscaling primary prevention of cancer through implementation research
Programme:
Horizon Europe
Opens:
24/5/2022
Closes:
7/9/2022
The goal of the mission on cancer is to improve the lives of more than 3million people by 2030, through prevention, cure and for those affected by cancer including their families, to live longer and better
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Eureka: Eurostars joint transnational call for proposals SEP 2022
Programme:
Opens:
12/7/2022
Closes:
15/9/2022
Eurostars is a funding instrument that supports innovative SMEs and project partners by funding international collaborative R&D and innovation projects.
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Defence and Security
Open call: Integrate information and physical activity across all domains
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
30/7/2020
Closes:
1/1/2050
DASA are seeking proposals which provide field communication capabilities that are resistant to attack but continue to perform if degraded and are secure.
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Defence and Security
Open Call: Simulating future battlespace complexity
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
30/7/2020
Closes:
1/1/2050
Funding to create more effective training environments through the use of simulation and synthetic environments which will enable more frequent training, greater challenge and greater availability.
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Defence and Security
Open call: Delivering agile command and control
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
30/7/2020
Closes:
1/1/2050
DASA are looking for proposals which promote a shift from more traditional chains of command to more dynamic, lateral networks, with greater delegation of authority and allow exploitation of relevant information at speed.
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Horizon Europe Guarantee
Programme:
Horizon Europe
Opens:
16/5/2022
Closes:
1/1/2050
This funding is to deliver the UK government’s Horizon Europe guarantee.
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Horizon Europe Guarantee - EIT KICs 2022
Programme:
Horizon Europe
Opens:
23/5/2022
Closes:
1/1/2050
This funding route is to deliver the UK Government’s Horizon Europe guarantee. Specifically, it covers funding for UK partners involved in EIT-KIC activities in the 2022 calendar year.
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