Innovation, Research and Development

Funding to Understand the Impact of Covid-19 on Health & Social Care (UK) 4th September 2020

The Health Foundation has launched a new Covid-19 Research Programme offering funding of between £100,000 and £200,000 for projects seeking to understand the impact of Covid-19 in the UK. The programme is an open award programme, available to suitable qualified and experienced research teams from a broad range of disciplines based in the UK. Priority will be given to projects that explore how health and social care service delivery has chang...

Advanced Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 3rd September 2020

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Advanced Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 9th October 2020. The awards are aimed at building sustained relationships between small and medium-sized companies and universities or Further Education colleges in Scotland who may have previously collaborated together or for those companies who are beginning their collaborative journey with a HEI / FE colleg...

Funding for Data Analytics Projects to Help the Social Care Sector Respond to Covid-19 (UK) 2nd September 2020

The Health Foundation has launched a new £300,000 funding programme for projects which demonstrate how data analytics can be used to improve social care and help the social care sector respond to COVID-19 and its aftermath. Through the Strengthening Social Care Analytics programme, funding of up to £60,000 will be available to support up to five projects across the UK that can present the effective use of data in improving outcomes for vulne...

Grants of up to £1 Million Available for the Recovery of Foundation Industries (UK) 10th August 2020

UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting the recovery and growth of foundation industries such as cement, glass, ceramics, paper, metals and bulk chemicals. Grants of between £100,000 and £1 million are available through Innovate UK to invest in innovative research and development projects that address resource or energy efficiency of foundation industries. UK businesses of any s...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 21st July 2020

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can last between 12...

UK Government Support Packages to Protect UK University Research (UK) 3rd July 2020

In response to the coronavirus, the UK Government has launched two support packages to give greater job protection to thousands of researchers, scientists and technicians working at UK universities. Around £280 million will be made immediately available to enable universities to continue their cutting-edge work, such as research into antibiotics resistance and the effects of coronavirus on society. £80 million of this funding will be redistr...

Funding to Help Understand the Impact of Covid-19 on the Health and Social Care System (UK) 10th June 2020

Funding of between £100,000 and £200,000 is available for projects of up to twelve months which seek to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the health and social care system in the UK, and to use this research to inform policy and/or service delivery decisions for the future. The Health Foundation’s new Covid-19 Research Programme is open to suitable qualified and experienced research teams to help understand the impact of the crisis in t...

£20 million Additional Funding to Encourage Businesses Developing New Technologies (UK) 29th May 2020

The UK Government has announced that they are doubling investment in the Fast Start Competition to encourage innovative technology and research-focussed businesses and start-ups to develop new ways of working and help build resilience across industries and communities. The additional £20 million funding, which is managed by Innovate UK, comes from a £211 million government investment package to encourage businesses developing new technologie...

Funding for Ideas that Address the Impacts of Covid-19 (UK) 30th April 2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are inviting proposals from UK businesses for research projects and related data collection of up to eighteen months to address the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The UKRI will support innovative proposals on any topics which gather critical data and resources quickly for future research use and which support the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an interve...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 8th April 2020

Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for laboratory or clinical research projects. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease or that represent a substantial advance in treatment. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects...

Funding of Up to £500,000 Available to Encourage Female Innovators (UK) 19th March 2020

Funding of £500,000 is being made available to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators, helping them develop their ideas and expand their businesses. Grants of £50,000 each and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support are offered to female inventors to develop solutions that tackle major economic and societal change, such as climate change, developing new treatments and services for healthcare patien...

Funding to Accelerate the Use of 5G In Creative Industries (UK) 28th February 2020

The Government has announced that from early March, bidders can apply for funding from a new £30 million competition which will look at how 5G could boost creative industries including film, TV, video games, logistics and tourism. This is alongside announcing the nine projects who successfully bid for a share of £35 million from the rural and industrial 5G competitions. This funding comes from the £200 million 5G Testbeds and Trials Progr...