R&D Grant
Funding Calls

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General & Misc
Improving Observation Capabilities of Biodiversity in UK Waters
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
31/8/2022
Closes:
5/10/2022
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £750,000 for innovation projects that can improve the observation and assessment capabilities of biodiversity in the UK’s waters. This funding is from DEFRA.
Health & Life Sciences
Biomedical Catalyst 2022 Round 2: Industry-led R&D
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
15/8/2022
Closes:
12/10/2022
UK-registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £25million to develop innovative solutions to health and healthcare challenges. This funding is from Innovate UK.
Automotive & Transport
Zero emission road freight battery and hydrogen demonstration
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
15/8/2022
Closes:
12/10/2022
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £140million to demonstrate battery and hydrogen fuel cell trucks.
Automotive & Transport
Zero emission road freight battery electric truck demonstration
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
15/8/2022
Closes:
12/10/2022
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £140million to demonstrate battery electric trucks.
Automotive & Transport
Zero emission road freight hydrogen fuel cell truck demonstration
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
15/8/2022
Closes:
12/10/2022
UK-registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £140million to demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell trucks.
Agriculture
Farming Innovation Programme - feasibility round 2
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
31/8/2022
Closes:
12/10/2022
UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of £5.5million for feasibility projects, from the Industry-led R&D Partnerships Fund, a part of the Farming Innovation Programme.
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Health & Life Sciences
Mindset extended reality (XR) for digital mental health: strand 1
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
2/9/2022
Closes:
12/10/2022
This competition aims to enable improved delivery of mental health and wellbeing services, through the application of immersive technologies. UK registered businesses and collaborative partners can apply for a share of up to £4 million across two strands of this competition.
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Health & Life Sciences
Mindset extended reality (XR) for digital mental health: strand 2
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
2/9/2022
Closes:
12/10/2022
This competition aims to enable improved delivery of mental health and wellbeing services, through the application of immersive technologies. UK registered businesses and collaborative partners can apply for a share of up to £4 million across two strands of this competition.
All
Women in Innovation Awards 2022/23
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
22/8/2022
Closes:
19/10/2022
Women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for an award which includes a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.
All
General & Misc
Women in Innovation Awards 2022/23
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
22/8/2022
Closes:
19/10/2022
This opportunity will soon be closing! This is a last call for women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others to apply for a £50,000 grant award and bespoke business support. Innovate UK is offering up to 50 Women in Innovation Awards to entrepreneurs across the UK.
All
Innovate UK Smart Grants: July 2022
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
28/7/2022
Closes:
26/10/2022
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.
General & Misc
All
Innovate UK Smart Grants:July 2022
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
28/7/2022
Closes:
26/10/2022
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.
All
Innovate UK SMART Grant
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
26/7/2022
Closes:
26/10/2022
Applications are open to game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. 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.
Agriculture
Farming Innovation Programme small R&D partnership projects R2
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
31/8/2022
Closes:
2/11/2022
UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £11million for Small R&D Partnership Projects from the Industry-led R&D Partnerships Fund, a part of the Farming Innovation Programme.
Agriculture
All
Farming Innovation Programme Small R&D Partnerships Projects R2
Programme:
UKRI
Opens:
31/8/2022
Closes:
2/11/2022
The aim of this competition is to fund industry research studies developing new solutions that will address major on-farm or immediate post-farmgate challenges or opportunities.
Manufacturing & Materials
Launchpad - Advanced Manufacturing - CR&D - Liverpool City Region
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
23/9/2022
Closes:
4/11/2022
Funds will be awarded to outstanding innovation projects. Participating businesses must be active in, or growing their work activities in, the advanced manufacturing innovation cluster centred on Liverpool City Region.
All
General & Misc
Launchpad – Net zero - CR&D – Tees Valley
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
23/9/2022
Closes:
4/11/2022
The aim of this competition is to support outstanding innovation projects by businesses active, or growing their work activities, in the net zero innovation cluster centred on Tees Valley. Your project must align to the government’s goals in the Levelling Up White Paper and by innovating within a specific set of net zero themes for this competition
All
General & Misc
Innovation in Professional and Financial Services – single applicants
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
5/9/2022
Closes:
9/11/2022
Are you developing new products or services within the Professional and Financial Services? UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million for such projects.
All
General & Misc
Innovation in Professional and Financial Services – collaboration
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
5/9/2022
Closes:
9/11/2022
Are you developing new products or services within the Professional and Financial Services? UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million for such projects.
Manufacturing & Materials
General & Misc
SSPP Future Plastic Packaging Solutions Round 2
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
12/9/2022
Closes:
9/11/2022
This funding is from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge which aims to establish the UK as a leading innovator in smart and sustainable plastic packaging for consumer products. Its goals are to deliver cleaner growth across the supply chain, with a dramatic reduction in plastic waste entering the environment by 2025.
Energy
Net Zero - Ofgem Round 2: Discovery Competitions (4 strands) Discovery – Supporting a just energy transition
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
5/9/2022
Closes:
23/11/2022
The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) aims to deliver net zero at lowest cost to consumers and support innovative businesses to grow and scale. This can include decarbonising gas and electric energy distribution, transmission networks and benefit the consumer. These projects should help shape the future of the gas and electricity networks and succeed commercially where possible.
Energy
Net Zero - Ofgem Round 2: Discovery Competitions (4 strands) - Discovery – Preparing for a net zero power system
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
5/9/2022
Closes:
23/11/2022
The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) aims to deliver net zero at lowest cost to consumers and support innovative businesses to grow and scale. This can include decarbonising gas and electric energy distribution, transmission networks and benefit the consumer. These projects should help shape the future of the gas and electricity networks and succeed commercially where possible.
Energy
Net Zero - Ofgem Round 2: Discovery – Accelerating decarbonisation of major energy demands
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
5/9/2022
Closes:
23/11/2022
The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) aims to deliver net zero at lowest cost to consumers and support innovative businesses to grow and scale. This can include decarbonising gas and electric energy distribution, transmission networks and benefit the consumer. These projects should help shape the future of the gas and electricity networks and succeed commercially where possible.
Energy
Net Zero - Ofgem Round 2: Discovery – Improving energy system resilience and robustness
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
5/9/2022
Closes:
23/11/2022
The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) aims to deliver net zero at lowest cost to consumers and support innovative businesses to grow and scale. This can include decarbonising gas and electric energy distribution, transmission networks and benefit the consumer. These projects should help shape the future of the gas and electricity networks and succeed commercially where possible.
Manufacturing & Materials
Power, Electronics Machines and Drives (PEMD) Manufacturing - Strand 2
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
21/9/2022
Closes:
7/12/2022
Strand 2: Manufacturing process development - collaborative projects addressing key R&D opportunities through innovative solutions that impact manufacturing cost, capability and efficiency to grow resilient manufacturing supply chains for UK PEMD
All
General & Misc
Circular Economy for SMEs - innovating with NICER, round 2
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
13/10/2022
Closes:
7/12/2022
The aim of this competition is to support feasibility studies, industrial research and experimental development projects that address the challenges of transitioning to a circular economy. Your project must demonstrate how you will create a step-change in the adoption of circular economy approaches: repair, reuse, remanufacture, recycle and regeneration. Projects are particularly encouraged that focus on retaining the maximum amount of value in a product or system.
All
Knowledge Asset Grant Fund: Expand
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
15/7/2022
Closes:
15/12/2022
UK public sector organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.9million to better exploit high-potential intangible assets. This funding is from the Knowledge Asset Grant Fund programme and delivered by the Government Office for Technology Transfer.
All
Knowledge Asset Grant Fund: Explore
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
15/7/2022
Closes:
15/12/2022
UK public sector organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.9million to better exploit high-potential intangible assets. This funding is from the Knowledge Asset Grant Fund programme and delivered by the Government Office for Technology Transfer.
All
Knowledge Asset Grant Fund: Extend
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
15/7/2022
Closes:
15/12/2022
UK public sector organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.9million to better exploit high-potential intangible assets. This funding is from the Knowledge Asset Grant Fund programme and delivered by the Government Office for Technology Transfer.
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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