R&D Grant
Funding Calls

Search for open calls relevant to your industry. The calls listed below are not exhaustive. So, tell us about your technology, as we can often find the perfect competition for your business.

Creative Industry
Creative Catalyst 2023
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
5/12/2022
Closes:
15/2/2023
UK registered micro and small businesses in the creative industries sector, can apply for funding up to £50,000 with a package of support to grow their business.
Health & Life Sciences
All
Biomedical Catalyst 2023 Round 1: Industry-led R&D
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
4/1/2023
Closes:
1/3/2023
The aim of this industry-led R&D competition is to support the development of innovative solutions to health and healthcare challenges.
Health & Life Sciences
All
Advancing precision medicine
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
16/1/2023
Closes:
8/3/2023
The competition will fund projects aiming to develop digital and data-enabled tools as well as multi-modal approaches for more accurate diagnosis and treatment stratification.
Agriculture
All
Farming Futures: automation and robotics, industrial research
Programme:
UKRI
Opens:
9/1/2023
Closes:
15/3/2023
Farming Futures: automation and robotics industrial research; accelerating collaborative R&D with the UK’s world-leading research base, agri-tech businesses, SMEs and the UK agricultural sector to develop innovations in agriculture and horticulture
Agriculture
All
Farming Futures: automation and robotics, experimental development
Programme:
UKRI
Opens:
9/1/2023
Closes:
15/3/2023
Farming Futures: automation and robotics experimental development; accelerating the deployment and uptake of innovation for robotics and automation in agriculture and horticulture that is almost at commercial stage
All
Automotive & Transport
APC23: Industrialising net-zero automotive technology
Programme:
Opens:
16/1/2023
Closes:
15/3/2023
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) provides funding, support, insight and foresight for the development of low emission transport solutions, and automotive technologies. It aims to support the UK’s transition towards net zero product manufacturing and supply chain in the UK automotive sector.
All
General & Misc
Better Food for All: Innovation for improved nutrition, early-stage
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
11/1/2023
Closes:
29/3/2023
he aim of this competition is to support UK registered businesses in the development of innovative solutions to address significant nutrition challenges.
All
General & Misc
Better Food for All: Innovation for improved nutrition, mid-stage
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
11/1/2023
Closes:
29/3/2023
The aim of this competition is to support UK registered businesses in the development of innovative solutions to address significant nutrition challenges.
All
General & Misc
Better Food for All: Innovation for improved nutrition, late-stage
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
11/1/2023
Closes:
29/3/2023
The aim of this competition is to support UK registered businesses in the development of innovative solutions to address significant nutrition challenges.
Manufacturing & Materials
All
Made Smarter Innovation: Industry ready Robotics and Automation
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
19/1/2023
Closes:
5/4/2023
The aim of this competition is to develop and demonstrate industrially ready robotics and automation solutions deployable within a factory production area.
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
All
Canada UK Commercialising Quantum Technology Programme: CR&D
Programme:
Opens:
21/11/2022
Closes:
19/4/2023
The aim of this competition is to strengthen collaborative research and development (CR&D) through Canadian and UK partnerships towards commercialising quantum technologies. Your proposal must demonstrate co-development, have a high potential for commercialisation, address a technological challenge and include a plan for future exploitation.
Manufacturing & Materials
Agriculture
All
Novel low-emission food production systems: Feasibility studies
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
18/1/2023
Closes:
19/4/2023
The aim of this competition is to support the development of novel food production systems that create new sources of resource efficient, low-emission foods, particularly proteins, while delivering healthy and sustainable diets.
Agriculture
Manufacturing & Materials
All
Novel low-emission food production systems: Industrial research
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
18/1/2023
Closes:
19/4/2023
he aim of this competition is to support the development of novel food production systems that create new sources of resource efficient, low-emission foods, particularly proteins, while delivering healthy and sustainable diets.
Defence and Security
All
Open Call for Innovation
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
Closes:
23/4/2023
This Funding competition mechanism is used by DASA to find proposals that address challenges faced by government stakeholders. Competition is looking for innovative ideas to improve defence and/or security in the UK.
All
General & Misc
Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2023
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
19/1/2023
Closes:
26/4/2023
This competition aims to invest in innovation, world-leading ideas, designed for swift and successful commercialisation. Ideas need to be genuinely new and novel, not just disruptive within their sector.
General & Misc
All
Hydrogen storage and distribution supply chain Collaborative R&D
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
13/2/2023
Closes:
26/4/2023
The aim of this competition is to develop new ways of delivering integrated hydrogen storage and distribution systems and the associated supply chains.
All
General & Misc
UK - Singapore Collaborative R&D Round 2
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
6/2/2023
Closes:
3/5/2023
The aim of this competition is to fund business led collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research. Your proposal must include at least one partner from the UK and one partner from Singapore.
All
Energy
Energy Catalyst Round 10: Early Stage
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
27/2/2023
Closes:
28/6/2023
The aim of this competition is to accelerate the innovations needed to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or Indo-Pacific regions.
All
Energy
Energy Catalyst Round 10: Mid Stage
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
27/2/2023
Closes:
28/6/2023
Accelerating the innovations needed to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or Indo-Pacific regions. Creating a just and inclusive energy transition,
All
Energy
Energy Catalyst Round 10: Late Stage
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
27/2/2023
Closes:
28/6/2023
The aim of this competition is to accelerate the innovations needed to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific region. Creating a just and inclusive energy transition, and extending the benefits of clean energy to all to meet sustainable development goals (SDGs) 7 and 13.
All
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.
All
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.
All
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.
All
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.
All
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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