R&D Grant
Funding Calls

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Energy
Longer duration energy storage demonstration-stream 1 (pre-commercial demonstrator grants)
Programme:
BEIS
Opens:
3/6/2021
Closes:
13/8/2021
The aim of this competition is to support the demonstration of innovative first-of-its-kind technologies (electrical storage, thermal storage, power-to-x) which provide UK power grid flexibility.
Energy
Longer duration energy storage demonstration-stream 2 (first-of-a-kind prototypes contracts)
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
3/6/2021
Closes:
13/8/2021
The aim of this competition is to support the demonstration of innovative first-of-its-kind technologies (electrical storage, thermal storage, power-to-x) which provide UK power grid flexibility.
All
Analysis for Innovators
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
29/7/2021
Closes:
18/8/2021
The aim of this competition is to match the best UK scientists and cutting-edge facilities with businesses that have analysis or measurement problems.
Health & Life Sciences
SBRI Healthcare: Stroke and Technology competition
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
13/7/2021
Closes:
24/8/2021
Powered by NHS England and NHS Improvement, SBRI Healthcare is a pan-government initiative aiming to bring innovation to the NHS; improve patient care and efficiency and bring economic value to the UK. Competitions are designed to address unmet NHS challenges.
All
Smart Grants May 2021
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
7/6/2021
Closes:
25/8/2021
Innovate UK will invest up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas.
Health & Life Sciences
All
Biomedical catalyst 2021: early and late stage awards
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
7/6/2021
Closes:
26/8/2021
Grant funding to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes.
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Future RAN: Diversifying the 5G Supply Chain
Programme:
Opens:
2/7/2021
Closes:
27/8/2021
Helping to incentivise industry to create new products and services to unlock the full potential of Open RAN (Radio Access Network - i.e. mobile phone masts or similar).
Manufacturing & Materials
All
ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: business-led R&D
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
18/5/2021
Closes:
8/9/2021
Seeking projects with the potential to significantly impact the 2025 UK Plastics Pact targets in the long term, and address widely known problems related to plastic packaging for consumer products.
Health & Life Sciences
i4i Connect
Programme:
NIHR
Opens:
17/8/2021
Closes:
14/9/2021
Funding for SMEs to accelerate medical technology development. Aimed at SMEs developing medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and digital health technologies.
Health & Life Sciences
Healthy Ageing Social Ventures feasibility studies
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
19/7/2021
Closes:
15/9/2021
Funding to allow social ventures to develop products and services to support healthy ageing.
Health & Life Sciences
Healthy Ageing Social Ventures industrial research
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
19/7/2021
Closes:
15/9/2021
Funding to allow social ventures to develop products and services to support healthy ageing.
All
Health & Life Sciences
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
EIC Accelerator: Strategic Digital and health technologies challenge
Programme:
Opens:
8/4/2021
Closes:
6/10/2021
The challenge is open to innovations by companies that have the potential to be a global leader in developing strategic technologies.
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
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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