Innovation, Research and Development

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Testing of New Medical Technologies (UK) 7th December 2018

Small and medium-sized companies can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to support real-world testing of new medical devices, diagnostics and technologies in the NHS. The funding is aimed businesses that have developed and manufactured innovative healthtech, have gained a CE marking for it and have marketed it in the UK for less than 5 years. Funding of up to 50% of total project costs is available for planning and preparation projects w...

Housing Helps’ New Ideas Competition (London) 7th December 2018

Charities, research bodies and organisations with an interest in a social injustice can apply for an award of £10,000 to fund a feasibility study into an issue where housing could be part of the solution. Awards will be made to organisations that have identified an under researched or particular injustice. Apply by midday on 31st January 2019 to Commonweal Housing.

£1.5 Million Geospatial Competition to Improve Public Services Opens for Applications (UK) 5th December 2018

This is a new competition aiming to further boost to the UK’s status as a world leader in digital innovation. A total of £1.5 million is available as grants of between £50,000 to £750,000. UK-based organisations eligible to apply will be businesses of any size, academic organisation, higher education institutes, charities, public sector organisations, public sector research establishments, research council institutes or research and techn...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 26th November 2018

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 18th January 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...

Alzheimer’s Society Launches New Funding Programme to Improve the Lives of People with Dementia (UK) 22nd November 2018

Alzheimer’s Society is looking to fund innovations and inventions that could help people affected by dementia live better through its Accelerator Programme. Engineers, designers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs, or anyone with a good idea can apply. Ideas should focus on the impact on people affected by dementia and could range from a simple product that makes an everyday task easier for a person living with dementia up to an innovativ...

Access to Research Infrastructure Scheme (UK / International) 15th November 2018

The Lloyd's Register Foundation has launched a new call for proposals under its Access to Research Infrastructure Scheme. The Foundation's Access to Research Infrastructure Scheme was established to help researchers access research infrastructure in support of studies leading to improved safety of life and property. The Foundation will support a limited number of high calibre scientific investigators (including their research teams where appli...

New Funding to Fight Air Pollution - Opens Soon (UK) 12th November 2018

A £5 million competition aiming to reduce the cause of vehicle emissions, minimise the amount of particulates produced and improve air quality will open on 12th November 2018. The deadline to register is midday, 9th January 2019. Organisations of any size, working alone or with others, can lead a project with the competition run in two phases. Phase One has £300,000 available for up to 6 feasibility study projects costing up to £50,000 incl...

Google Launches AI Impact Challenge (International) 12th November 2018

Google has issued a call to organisations around the world to submit their ideas on how they would use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to address challenges in society. Successful organisations will receive a grant as well as customised support from Googles AI experts. This challenge is open to charities and not for profit organisations from around the world. Applicants will need to clearly state how the project will use AI to address a societal...

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...

New £1.4 Million Funding Competition To Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastics (UK) 16th October 2018

A new £1.4 million funding competition has been launched for applicants who demonstrate creative business ideas to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic, and which bring greater circularity in the use of plastic. The grants will support new pioneering industry led collaborative projects, focussed on unlocking the most critical, short-term barriers to improving plastics circularity, finding new innovative solutions and interventions that...

£10 Million Available to Advance Understanding of Mental Health Conditions (UK) 28th September 2018

The Wolfson Foundation has announced a £10 million funding competition to support research to advance the understanding and treatment of mental health conditions. UK universities and research organisations are eligible to apply (individually or collaboratively) and it is likely that a single award will be made. Research should focus broadly on anxiety and depression, and particular interest will be shown in proposals relating to adolescent m...

Grants for Projects that Promote Inclusion and Diversity within the Chemical Sciences (UK) 5th September 2018

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...

Funding to Engage the Public in Health Research and Innovation (UK / International) 19th July 2018

Commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individuals with creative, innovative ideas about how to deliver people-centred health research can apply for grants of £25,000 to £3 million for work lasting up to three years in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific. Applications for work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and ec...

New Plastics Research and Innovation Fund Announced (UK) 27th June 2018

A new £20 million fund that aims to explore new ideas and innovations that can bring changes in the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns has been announced. The fund will seek to support strategic networking and research that will coordinate existing knowledge across the UK; catalysing new ideas and rapid solutions across the research and innovation landscape. It will support the polymer, packaging, retail and waste sectors...

New Fund to Support Social Technology Projects (UK) 4th June 2018

A new grant funding programme to empower a new generation of technology that transforms lives will open in July 2018. Charities and social enterprises will be eligible to apply to a new £0.5 million grant funding programme for early stage ventures. Following the evolution of socially motivated tech grant maker Nominet Trust into Social Tech Trust, the fund - Tech to unite us – aims to empower a new generation of social technology.