Innovation, Research and Development

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...

Developing the Use of Data from Clinical Audits to Improve Health Care (UK) 11th April 2019

Researchers have until the 16th May to apply to the Insight Research Programme. This is a £1.6 million programme which is being made available to give four or five teams of researchers up to £400,000 to conduct original and ambitious research that has the potential to transform the use of data from national clinical audits and patient registries as a mechanism for improving health care quality in the UK. The funding is being made available...

Funding Available for Innovative Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 10th April 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia. Applications are welcome from organisations and people with ideas, passion and ability to realise innovative public engagement projects – from those within or outside the research community, those with a track record in dementia engagement and those looking to apply their skills for the first time. The funding is being made available by Alzhe...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 8th April 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...

Creating the 5G Network: Apply for Funding (UK) 27th March 2019

Collaborations of UK based businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million for 5G collaborative R&D projects that will enable them to take part in the EUREKA CELTIC programme, a long-term strategic industrial initiative. Eligible projects will cost between £400,000 and £2 million and will attract grants representing 25-70% of the total. Applications and services can be about the Internet of Things (IoT), the tactile internet, mission c...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 21st March 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 26th April 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 I...

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...

£20 million Grant Competition for Innovative Business Ideas (UK) 28th February 2019

UK businesses of any size can apply for support for innovative, game-changing ideas that lead to new products, processes or services. Work funded includes feasibility studies, which may include market research, industrial research or experimental development. All proposals must be business focused, rather than pure research and can come from any area of technology (including arts, design, media or creative industries), science or engineering....

Innovative Ideas to Change the World: New Business Funding Available (UK) 26th February 2019

This new government funding will help UK businesses to turn their game-changing ideas into major commercial successes. Grants of various sizes will be awarded to a range of projects at all stages of development from early feasibility studies to piloting and demonstration. Applicants will need to outline the need or challenge they have identified and show how their innovation will meet this, going beyond competitors and what’s currently consi...

New Funding to Keep Connected Devices and Applications Safe and Secure (UK) 25th February 2019

From Monday 18th February 2019, UK businesses of any size will be able to apply for a share of up to £6 million for collaborative Research and Development projects that address major cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things. Grants of up to £2 million are available for projects costing between £2.5 million and £4 million. The aim is to solve industry focused major cyber security related challenges by testing nearer to market in...

Grants for UK-Canadian Business Partnerships (UK) 20th February 2019

UK businesses are being invited to apply for a share of £5 million to work with Canadian partners on highly-innovative productivity projects that target global markets. Grants of up to £200,000 (where the eligible project costs are up to £1 million) are available to support collaborative research and development projects that will result in a new product, industrial process or service. Projects must be innovative, involve a technological ri...

Grants for UK/Canadian Business Partnerships (UK) 15th February 2019

UK businesses are being invited to apply for a share of £5 million to work with Canadian partners on highly-innovative productivity projects that target global markets. Grants of up to £200,000 (where the eligible project costs are up to £1 million) are available to support collaborative research and development projects that will result in a new product, industrial process or service. Projects must be innovative, involve a technological ri...

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...