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9 November

Please see below a FULL list of Current funding programmes for ALL tYPES OF innovation projects:

 

ATI programme: R&D funding for smaller business, expression of interest, Autumn 2020

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out industry-led civil aerospace collaborative R&D projects. This funding is from the ATI Programme.

Eligibility

This competition is open to collaborations only. To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business of any size
  • work with other organisations
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • plan to carry out a civil aerospace research or technology development project in the UK
  • address the specific requirements of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy – “Accelerating Ambition”

All project partners must sign up to the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) framework agreement. Projects in this competition are currently exempt from paying the industrial contribution to the Aerospace Technology Institute.

Opening soon

Opens:  10 November 2020

Closes:  6 January 2021


 

Innovation continuity loans: Strand 3 November 2020 new project competition

Innovate UK can provide additional COVID-19 innovation continuity loans for the continuation of planned or existing innovation activity.

Eligibility

Innovate UK can fund organisations who are at risk of not continuing innovation activity due to a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds directly related to COVID-19.

To take on an innovation continuity loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a third sector organisation
  • be continuing, completing or following on from innovation activity that has not been supported by an Innovate UK award in the last 36 months
  • be facing a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funding resulting directly form the COVID-19 pandemic
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • give evidence that your organisation is suitable to take on a loan

Open now

Opened: 6 November 2020

Closes: 13 January 2021


 

Innovation continuity loans: Strand 2 November 2020 follow-on competition

Innovate UK can provide additional COVID-19 innovation continuity loans for the continuation of planned or existing innovation activity.

Eligibility

Innovate UK can fund organisations who are at risk of not continuing innovation activity due to a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds directly related to COVID-19.

To take on an innovation continuity loan for a project you must:

  • be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a third sector organisation
  • be following on innovation and commercialisation activity from a project with an Innovate UK award that was completed in the last 36 months. An existing award does not guarantee success.
  • be facing a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funding resulting directly form the COVID-19 pandemic
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • give evidence that your organisation is suitable to take on a loan

Open now

Opened:  6 November 2020

Closes:  13 January 2021


 

SMEs transforming food production: series A investor partnership

UK registered SMEs that are transforming food production towards net zero can apply for a share of up to £5 million in grant support. This must align with a series A investment. The grant funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Eligibility

This competition is open to single applicants only. To apply your organisation must:

You can apply before you speak to an investor.

Open now

Opened: 4 November 2020

Closes: 13 January 2021


 

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2020 to 2021, round 5

UK registered higher or further education institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £10 million to help fund innovation projects with businesses

Eligibility

To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered higher education or further education institution, research and technology organisation (RTO) or Catapult
  • collaborate with a UK registered business, of any size, or a not-for-profit organisation

The business must contribute to the project’s costs.

Open now

Opened: 2 November 2020

Closes: 27 January 2021


 

African agriculture knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2020 to 2021, round 5

UK registered higher or further education institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £2 million to help fund an innovation project with another knowledge base and a business partner registered in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya or South Africa

Eligibility

To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered higher education or further education institution, research and technology organisation (RTO) or Catapult
  • collaborate with another knowledge base and a business partner in Republic of Ghana, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Republic of Kenya or Republic of South Africa

Open now

Opened:  2 November 2020

Closes: 27 January 2021


 

UK and Canada biomanufacturing innovations in cell and gene therapies

A collaborative opportunity with the National Research Council of Canada on process improvement in biomanufacturing of gene and cell therapies

Eligibility

This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.

To lead a project or work alone your organisation must be either a:

  • UK registered micro, small or medium sized enterprise (SME)
  • catapult
  • charity
  • not for profit organisation

You must collaborate with a research team from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

Open now

Opened:26 October 2020

Closes: 23 December 2020


 

ISCF Future Plastic Packaging Solutions

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for early-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Eligibility

This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations. To lead a project or work alone your organisation must be one of the following:

    • UK registered business of any size
    • UK registered charity, not-for-profit or non-government body

Open now

Opened: 26 October 2020

Closes: 20 January 2021


 

SBRI – AI supporting early detection and diagnosis in heart failure management

Organisations can apply for a share of £120,000 inclusive of VAT, to develop an AI tool to provide accessible heart failure data from routine patient information.

Eligibility

To lead a project, you can:

  • be an organisation of any size
  • work alone or with other organisations

Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

You must use computer infrastructure in the Health Informatics Centre’s ‘safe haven’ ISO27001 environment.

Open now

Opened: 12 October 2020

Closes: 9 December 2020


All further details for these programmes can be found by clicking this link to the governments innovation funding service.  If you need help with the application process or general advice on how this type of funding works – please get in touch!  We are the experts!

 

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