Innovation, Research and Development

Funding Call for Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation Competition (UK) 27th July 2021

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new £19.5 million funding call to support the deployment of advanced carbon, capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technologies within the UK. The Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation 2.0 Competition will award funding for industry or academic-led projects in two lots: grants of up to £1 million for projects developing and piloting mid-stage CCUS innovation; and gra...

Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK) 23rd July 2021

UK registered companies, charities, not-for-profit or academic organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 for projects that reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The funding is being made available through the Ecosurety Exploration Fund, which will award grants totalling £1 million over the next three years. The Fund is looking to support ideas that will go on to mak...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 8th July 2021

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 and not for profit organisations 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 p...

£600,000 Competition Launched to Inspire Future Space Scientists (UK) 15th June 2021

The UK Government has launched a competition to inspire the next generation of British space scientists and engineers. The competition will call on young people aged 16 or above to design a nanosatellite to support the UK’s decarbonisation drive. Entries are being welcomed from anyone in the UK, either individually or as part of a team, to compete for the £600,000 Challenge Fund which will enable the winners to develop and manufacture their...

Funding for Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 11th June 2021

Alzheimer’s Research UK is to relaunch a public engagement funding scheme to help tackle misconceptions around dementia and promote the importance of dementia research. The Inspire Fund will provide grants of up to £25,000 for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the progress being made in research into the condition. Networking opportunities will be an important feature of the application process, with the aim of cr...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 7th June 2021

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...

Grants to Support Work which Improves Financial Wellbeing (UK) 4th June 2021

Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work which improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The Standard Life Foundation’s grant programme invites proposals from organisations across the UK seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on three areas that in...

New Funding to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastic Packaging (UK) 2nd June 2021

UK Research and Innovation’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge has announced a new £7 million competition for business-led research and development projects that focus on solving issues with the sustainability of plastic packaging. Grants of between £200,000 to £4 million per project will be awarded to UK registered businesses, academic institutions, charities, not-for-profit organisations, public sector organisations, researc...

Funding for Outreach Activities that Engage Audiences with the Study of Hormones (UK) 26th April 2021

The Society for Endocrinology is inviting applications that may be suitable as resources for their You and Your Hormones website, an online resource for the public and school children to learn about endocrinology. Full and Early Career Members of the Society for Endocrinology can apply for Public Engagement grants of up to £1,000 for activities which might include hands-on activities that can be used in classrooms such as quizzes, online vide...

Research Competition into Supply Chain Development for Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (UK) 3rd March 2021

Up to £22 million in funding is available for research into supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives (PEMD) to support the UK’s drive towards net zero. The Innovation Funding Service, working with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest in business-led, supply chain focused, innovation projects that enable future improvements in productivity, capacity, quality and efficiency. UK regis...

Funding to Help Develop Novel Technical Ideas (UK) 24th February 2021

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available to individuals and small groups or organisations based in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try. Through the “I’ve Got an Idea” Fund, the Prospectory will provide funding to cover the costs of making and/or testing a novel technical idea, that would deliver a social or environmental benefit, and is intriguing, inventive and has an element of fun. The first award ma...

New Competition Launches to Help Find More Efficient Ways to Make Core Materials (UK) 8th January 2021

Funding of between £1 million and £2 million (per project) will be available to help businesses and research organisations look for original ideas to help improve industrial processes for manufacturing core materials. UK Research and Innovation are launching a new competition to find more efficient ways to make core materials such as glass, metal, and cement, and to improve productivity and competitiveness, either in the relevant industry or...

Grants for UK-German Collaborative Research Projects in the Arts & Humanities (UK & Germany) 25th November 2020

The German Research Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council have launched the third call for collaborative research proposals, bringing together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and Germany to conduct joint projects. Grants of up to £350,000 are available for applications which address any research topic where there is significant potential to advance knowledge through collaborative research in any area of arts and hu...

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 20th November 2020

Individuals or small groups or organisations in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating a diversity of technical ideas and experimenting to see if they might work. Some of his ideas worked and some of them didn’t but they all left our world a better and more interest...

Funding for Innovative Technologies to Improve Work Opportunities for Low-Paid Workers (UK) 17th November 2020

Funding is available for innovative ideas that use new technologies to create better work opportunities for low paid and insecure workers. The Resolution Foundation has brought together leading charitable foundations and social investors to launch the £1.3 million Workertech Partnership to provide seed funding and support for ventures that use technology to improve workers’ pay, prospects, power and career choices. Applications are invited...

Emergency Funding for Charities Financially Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 10th November 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small and medium-sized charities, CICs and registered societies in the UK which are struggling to manage the financial impact of Covid-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income. The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - Covid-19 Emergency Fund will provide support to organisations which are in a critical position, and operating in one of the following categories: educati...

£5 Million for New Research Projects Investigating How Coronavirus Spreads (UK) 25th September 2020

Eight new research projects studying the risk factors, transmission and prevalence of Covid-19 have been awarded a total of £5.3 million by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), in the hope that findings will help shape COVID-19 policy decisions on prevention strategies and containment measures. This range of studies seeks to determine how the virus spreads in real life settings - in scho...

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...

£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...