R&D Grant
Funding Calls

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Automotive & Transport
Technology Developer Accelerator Programme
Programme:
Opens:
16/2/2021
Closes:
14/4/2021
Helping to accelerate SME automotive technology, products and services to market.
General & Misc
All
Commercialising quantum technologies (collaborative R&D)
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
8/3/2021
Closes:
21/4/2021
The aim of this competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK and increase private sector investment
All
Health & Life Sciences
Cancer programme - call 1
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
17/3/2021
Closes:
21/4/2021
A 100% funded open call for innovation in cancer care.
All
Automotive & Transport
Infrastructure solutions for zero emission vehicles
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
15/3/2021
Closes:
21/4/2021
Seeking solutions that address challenges associated with the uptake of zero emission vehicles
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Automotive & Transport
Transitioning towards zero emission vehicles (collaborative R&D)
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
15/3/2021
Closes:
21/4/2021
Grant funding for collaborative projects to develop on-vehicle solutions that address challenges associated with the transition to zero emission vehicles
All
Automotive & Transport
Transitioning towards zero emission vehicles (feasibility studies)
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
15/3/2021
Closes:
21/4/2021
Grant funding for collaborative projects to develop on-vehicle solutions that address challenges associated with the transition to zero emission vehicles
All
Automotive & Transport
SBRI Zero emission road freight, supporting uptake of battery electric trucks
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
22/3/2021
Closes:
21/4/2021
The aim of the competition is to develop an interactive solution to de-risk, aid and encourage fleet operators to convert to battery electric vehicles.
All
Automotive & Transport
ATI Programme strategic batch: EoI April 2021
Programme:
ATI
Opens:
6/4/2021
Closes:
21/4/2021
Research and investment aid for research infrastructures to make the UK civil aerospace sector more competitive.
All
Automotive & Transport
NATEP helping SMEs innovate in aerospace: Spring 2021
Programme:
ATI
Opens:
6/4/2021
Closes:
21/4/2021
Helping SMEs to develop their own innovative technologies. These should enhance their capabilities and increase their ability to win new business in the civil aerospace sector.
Automotive & Transport
All
Automotive Transformation Fund expression of interest: February 2021
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
2/2/2021
Closes:
24/4/2021
Grant funding to support the industrialisation of a high value, electrified automotive supply at scale in the UK.
All
Farming Innovation Pathways – feasibility studies
Programme:
Opens:
1/3/2021
Closes:
28/4/2021
Feasibility studies supporting the development of novel innovations to develop and support a productive, resilient, and sustainable agricultural sector.
All
Farming Innovation Pathways – industrial research
Programme:
Opens:
1/3/2021
Closes:
28/4/2021
Feasibility studies supporting the development of novel innovations to develop and support a productive, resilient, and sustainable agricultural sector.
All
Defence and Security
Reducing Reliance on global navigation satellite systems quantum augmented position, navigation and timing sensing capability
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
4/2/2021
Closes:
30/4/2021
Feasibility studies to develop a robust and enduring position, navigation and timing solution.
All
Defence and Security
Operate and deliver effects in contested domains
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
4/2/2021
Closes:
30/4/2021
Looking for proposals which promote a shift from more traditional chains of command to more dynamic, lateral networks
All
Automotive & Transport
Zero emission road freight strand 2: hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
23/3/2021
Closes:
5/5/2021
This investment is for advanced feasibility studies for zero emission road freight. This competition will conduct pre-deployment work for a possible future hydrogen fuel cell truck demonstration.
All
Automotive & Transport
Zero emission road freight strand 3: supply chain technology
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
22/3/2021
Closes:
5/5/2021
Grant funding for ambitious industry-led research into supply chain technology for zero emission capable freight vehicles over 3.5 tonnes and the supporting infrastructure
All
Automotive & Transport
Zero emission road freight strand 1: electric road systems
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
23/3/2021
Closes:
5/5/2021
This investment is for advanced feasibility studies into zero emission road freight. This competition will conduct pre-deployment work for a possible future electric road system demonstration.
Health & Life Sciences
Assays for SARS-CoV-2 cellular immune responses
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
26/4/2021
Closes:
26/5/2021
The aim of this competition is to develop effective assay system approaches to measuring human cellular immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 natural infection or vaccines, to improve clinical management and vaccine deployment.
All
Energy
Smart
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
21/1/2021
Closes:
26/5/2021
Innovate UK is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused.
All
Automotive & Transport
Clean maritime demonstration competition: strand 1
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
22/3/2021
Closes:
2/6/2021
The aim of this competition is to support the design and development of technologies for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the UK’s maritime sector
All
Automotive & Transport
Clean maritime demonstration competition: strand 2
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
22/3/2021
Closes:
2/6/2021
The aim of this competition is to support the design and development of technologies for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the UK’s maritime sector
All
Health & Life Sciences
NIHR i4i PDA: Competition 22
Programme:
NIHR
Opens:
12/4/2021
Closes:
9/6/2021
Funding to de-risk early-to-late stage medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and high-impact patient-focused digital health technologies for ultimate NHS use.
All
EIC Accelerator: Open challenge
Programme:
Opens:
8/4/2021
Closes:
9/6/2021
Supports companies start-ups and SMEs to scale up high impact innovations with the potential to create new markets or disrupt existing ones.
All
Energy
EIC Accelerator: Green deal strategic challenge
Programme:
Opens:
8/4/2021
Closes:
9/6/2021
This challenge is specifically aimed at breakthrough innovations that have a meaningful impact towards sustainable development and economic recovery.
All
Health & Life Sciences
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
EIC Accelerator: Strategic Digital and health technologies challenge
Programme:
Opens:
8/4/2021
Closes:
9/6/2021
The challenge is open to innovations by companies that have the potential to be a global leader in developing strategic technologies.
All
Electronics, Sensors & Robotics
Innovation in time dissemination and application
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
19/4/2021
Closes:
9/6/2021
Supporting feasibility studies for innovation in the dissemination and application of resilient time, frequency and synchronisation (TFS).
All
Manufacturing & Materials
Driving the electric revolution: Supply chains for net zero
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
8/3/2021
Closes:
30/6/2021
Grant funding to facilitate the UK's niche and volume supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines and drives.
All
Energy
IETF deployment of energy efficiency technologies
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
8/3/2021
Closes:
14/7/2021
This competition aims to support the commercial roll out and permanent installation of technologies at industrial sites.
All
Energy
IETF energy efficiency and decarbonisation studies
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
8/3/2021
Closes:
14/7/2021
This competition aims to support feasibility and engineering studies necessary to enable an investment decision in energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation solutions.
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: 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
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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