Innovation, Research and Development

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 18th June 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 19th July 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher awards scheme or any other funded activity. Businesses in partnership with Higher Education In...

Funding for Digital Technology for Adult Social Care (UK) 17th June 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.25 million to develop technology that creates more efficient and effective adult social care systems. Proposals are invited for technology that can track data in real-time and use it to inform how resources are deployed and prioritised to the best effect. This could include using technology to improve the point of entry into adult social care; creating more dynamic and flexible care systems that...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Digital Innovation in Education (England) 7th June 2019

A new £4.6 million fund has been launched to help support the more effective use of technology in UK schools and colleges. The funding is available to a range of organisations, including social enterprises, charities and private enterprises to develop their products and build the evidence base for what works across four challenge areas. These are formative assessment; essay marking; parental engagement; and timetabling. Grants of up to £1...

Funding of up to £300,000 Available for Digital Vocational Training Projects (UK) 7th June 2019

The UFI Charitable Trust (Ufi) has announced the VocTech Impact Fund is open for applications. The Voctech Impact Fund aims to raise the skills of the UK workforce skills through digital solutions in vocational learning. The fund offers grants of £150,000 - £300,000, for projects lasting up to 18 months. This call is open to projects from all sectors and using any digital technologies. Ufi are not looking to support learning management sy...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 4th June 2019

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate 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 l...

Grants for Games Developers (England) 3rd June 2019

Games companies based in any of the English regions outside of Greater London are invited to apply for an investment of up to £100,000 to help them grow. These repayable investments aim to help talented and individual games developers to overcome the hurdles of investment, marketing and discoverability and enable them to build a portfolio. Repayment options are flexible and may be a combination of loan and revenue share options that should be...

£2 million Fund to Develop Horizontal Spaceflight (UK) 3rd June 2019

Potential spaceports can now submit applications to enable research into the market opportunities offered by new and emerging horizontal spaceflight technologies. Grant recipients will then be able to use this research to develop an individual business case for offering horizontal launch services from the UK in the early 2020s. Individual applicants can apply for up to £500,000 of funding for up to 75% of the costs of the project. Applicants...

£25 Million to Support Low-Carbon Propulsion Technology in the Automotive Sector (UK) 15th May 2019

Businesses can apply for a share of £25 million to support low-carbon propulsion technology in the automotive sector. The funding is available through an Innovate UK and Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) competition to support pre-production projects that can enhance the UK’s long-term capabilities and supply chain in zero-emission vehicles. Eligible projects must either speed up the development of low- and zero-emission vehicles or demonstr...

Funding Available for Travel and Subsistence Costs for Researchers (UK) 7th May 2019

Research groups in the UK and France have until the 27th June 2019 to apply for up to £2,240 each year to encourage reciprocal mobility over a two-year period between early career researchers in both countries. Funding is available for researchers working in the following scientific domains: Ecology & Environment; Engineering, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Computer Science, Earth Science and Space Science. The costs that can be covered as mob...

New Funding Round of Greenshoots Investment Initiative Launches Soon (England) 2nd May 2019

A new round of an investment initiative that enables independent games developers from the English Regions (outside Greater London) to kick-start the development and release of a new game launches on the 21st May 2019. The Greenshoots Fund supports games companies in early stage development and helps to stimulate the wider games industry. Previous recipients include Nottingham-based Pixel Squad, whose game Crime Coast, featured prominently acr...

New International Research Funding to Reduce Disaster Risk and Improve Resilience (UK) 2nd May 2019

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is joining with international partners to support new research into disaster risk, reduction and resilience. GCRF will contribute up to £4 million to support approximately 6-8 projects of up to £700,000, in which UK teams collaborate with two other funding partners, as well as researchers in the developing world. Teams will be a partnership of natural scientists, social scientists, and stakeholders....

Research Small Grants Programme for Hospices (UK) 11th April 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to full members of Hospice UK (Adult or Children’s hospices) to undertake a small research project. Research projects supported will offer practical research that includes patient and public involvement and offers results that may be shared through open access publications. The research may take place over up to two years, however no more than £500 will be granted in total. This is an open call with limit...

Grants for Projects that Promote Inclusion and Diversity within the Chemical Sciences (UK) 15th March 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to enable the development of innovative products, activities and research projects which promote inclusion and diversity in the chemical science community. Members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, professionals, network groups, volunteer groups, institutions and organisations are all eligible to apply for funding that will make a significant difference to their ability to deliver the project. Outreach pr...

Government Announces £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge (UK) 18th January 2019

Up to £60 million of public funding is to be offered to business innovators in the UK for research and development projects aimed at developing waste-based plastics. The funding will also be used to support concepts which would enable manufacturers to use a higher proportion of recycled content in their plastic packaging. Offered through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and delivered by UK Research and Innovation, the first round of the...

Government Re-Launches and Extends Better Broadband Scheme (UK) 14th January 2019

The Better Broadband Scheme has been extended for a further year until 31st December 2019. The scheme offers a subsidised basic broadband connection to businesses and private dwellings where occupiers are unable to access download speeds of at least 2 mbps, and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband rollout within the next 12 months. The subsidy can be used to fund a variety of technology solutions, including satellite, 4G and fixed...

Funding of £40 Million Available for Business-Academic Partnerships (UK) 9th November 2018

Businesses and not-for-profit organisation of any size can apply for a share of up to £40 million to take part in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The aim of the programme is to help businesses turn academic research into viable products and services that will lead to growth and future development. KTPs can either build on an existing relationship with an academic partner, or be a completely new collaboration with a university, colleg...